The Week That Was
The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
Lawfare Senior Editor Scott R. Anderson announced a live recording of the Lawfare Podcast on the fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban control of the country. You can watch a video of that event here and read a transcript here:
Hilary Matfess examined the latest fighting in Tigray and explained why it is unlikely that the conflict will end soon.
Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes and Lawfare Fellow in Cybersecurity Law Alvaro Marañon discuss their recent piece, “Ransomware Payments and the Law”:
Stewart Baker remembered former general counsel for the CIA John Rizzo.
Wittes welcomed Natalie Orpett as Lawfare’s new executive editor.
Alan Rozenshtein discussed what Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation means for the state of American democracy.
Rohini Kurup posted the livestream of President Biden’s remarks from the White House on the collapse of the Afghanistan government and the Taliban takeover.
Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast in which they discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan:
Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Anderson talks to Afghanistan policy experts Madiha Afzal of the Brookings Institution, Laurel Miller of the International Crisis Group and Jonathan Schroden of CNA about the fall of Afghanistan:
J. Dana Stuster reviewed a new book from the Brookings Institution Press, “The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence,” edited by Daniel W. Drezner, Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman.
Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Zack Beauchamp, a senior correspondent at Vox, talks to Rozenshtein about the American right’s embrace of the Hungarian regime of Viktor Orbán:
Neil Eggleston responded to Jack Goldsmith on the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium.
Anderson announced a live recording of the Lawfare Podcast with several people involved in the Kabul evacuation effort, including Camille Mackler of the Truman Center for National Security and the Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative; Susannah Cunningham of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; and Chris Purdy of Human Rights First:
Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast which covers Facebook’s cease and desist letter to two New York University researchers collecting data on the ads Facebook hosts on its platform. Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Alex Abdo, the litigation director at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, for this week’s installment of Arbiters of Truth:
Ryan Hass discussed how China will seek to benefit from the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan.
Goldsmith responded to Eggleton’s defense of the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium.
Anoush Baghdassarian and Todd Carney explained the United States’ use of special immigrant visas to aid the evacuation of Afghan allies of the U.S. military after the Taliban takeover.
Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Anderson talks to Susannah Cunningham of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Camille Mackler of the Truman Center for National Policy and the Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative and Chris Purdy of Human Rights First about the state of the Kabul airlift:
Yasmina Abouzzohour reviewed Libya’s upcoming elections a decade after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.
Bruce Riedel analyzed the Taliban victory’s consequences for Pakistan.
Kurup posted another livestream of President Biden’s remarks on the Afghanistan evacuation.
Ingrid Wuerth explained the importance of an upcoming case before the en banc Fifth Circuit for due process and personal jurisdiction issues.
And that was the week that was.