The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Christiana Wayne
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 11:01 AM

Daniel Byman examined the failure of American counterterrorism after the Civil War.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Lawfare COO David Priess talks to Tom Nichols about his new book, “Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy”:

Justin Sherman explained the threat of data brokers advertising data on U.S. military personnel.

Jessica Davis discussed the challenges to understanding the Taliban’s finances.

Nicol Turner Lee shared an episode of TechTank which covers the bipartisan infrastructure bill’s plan for closing rural broadband gaps:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Lawfare Associate Editor Bryce Klehm speaks with Geoffrey Cain, an investigative journalist and the author of the new book, “The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future”:

Paul Rosenzweig discussed the concerns of Apple’s client-side scanning system.

Elizabeth Threlkeld explained the limits of leverage in Taliban-led Afghanistan.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jack Goldsmith interviews John Arquilla, an analyst with the RAND Corporation and professor emeritus with the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, about his new book, “Bitskrieg: The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare”:

Robert Chesney provided a case study of the Russian cyberespionage campaign that targeted SolarWinds.

Nicholas Weaver explained what we learned from the $600 million hack of the Poly Network.

Klehm announced this week’s Lawfare Live in which Lawfare’s Scott R. Anderson and David Priess discussed developments in Afghanistan and what’s to come through the lenses of their own experiences working overseas for the U.S. government.

Klehm and Rohini Kurup posted a job announcement for spring 2022 internships with Lawfare.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Anderson about the Taliban’s presence on Facebook for this week’s episode of the Arbiters of Truth series:

Kurup posted the complaint from Capitol Police officers’ lawsuit against former President Trump and his allies over their role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Priess discussed policy choices and claims of intelligence failure in Afghanistan.

Anderson traced the history of international recognition of the Taliban.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Klehm speaks with five experts about the international response to U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan:

Tatyana Bolton, Mary Brooks and Kathryn Waldron outlined three key questions to define ICT supply chain security.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk in which he talks to Eric Berger about his new book, “Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX.”

And that was the week that was.