The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1:18 PM

Erin Saltman discussed the challenges facing social media companies in confronting online terrorism and extremism.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Dmitri Alperovitch sat down with Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger to discuss the Biden administration's cybersecurity strategy:

Erica D. Borghard argued that bilateral agreements on cybersecurity between the United States and Russia should focus on the financial sector.

Jack Goldsmith explained the shortcomings of President Biden’s threats of unspecified “consequences” against Russia’s ransomware attacks.

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank which covers challenges of confronting student cheating for colleges during the coronavirus pandemic:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Executive Editor Scott Anderson spoke with Robert Fatton, Jr., a professor at the University of Virginia, to discuss the implications of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti:

Mary Brooks and Paul Rosenzweig explained the potential of prediction markets in the global security space and how they can enhance decision making. 

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast discussing the Biden administration’s options for responding to Russian ransomware attacks; the Biden administration actions targeting anti-competitive big tech practices; former President Trump’s class action suits against Twitter, Facebook and Google; and more:

Christiana Wayne announced this week’s Lawfare Live, during which Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes spoke to Scott Anderson about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the similarities to the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq:

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Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast, in which the two discussed the end of Gen. Mark Martins’ tenure as chief prosecutor of military commissions, the al-Hela litigation and the debate over whether the Due Process Clause applies to Guantanamo detainees, and other topics:

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jack Goldsmith explained his frustration with unspecified threats from the U.S. to Russia over increasingly common ransomware attacks on American infrastructure:

Patrick Hulme discussed the consequences of recent congressional efforts to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel explained the importance of the emerging alliance between Egypt, Iraq and Jordan.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk in which Rhodium's Dan Rosen and CSIS's Jude Blanchette discuss President Xi Jinping’s economic and political rule:

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security which includes analysis of protests in Cuba, the assassination of Moïse in Haiti and more:

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Lawfare Executive Editor Alan Rozenshtein discussed his recent article on the new Florida social media legislation:

Thomas E. Kellogg and Eric Yan-ho Lai discussed the challenges of a fair trial for defendants indicted under China’s newly implemented National Security Law.

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde covered China’s cybersecurity reviews of foreign IPOs, WeChat’s censorship of some LGBTQ accounts and more in the newest installation of "Sinotech."

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which David Priess talked to former intelligence community and National Security Council official Judd Devermont about U.S. foreign policy opportunities in Africa:

And Terry Daly and Jordan Schneider explained the United States’s sanctions on Chinese semiconductors.

And that was the week that was.