The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Christiana Wayne
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 4:57 PM

Paul Rosenzweig explained Apple’s decision to postpone its plans to deploy a system that scanned images on iPhones for child sexual abuse material.

Sara Bjerg Moller discussed five myths about NATO and Afghanistan.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Bryce Klehm talked to Tony Saich, the director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, about his new book, “From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party”:

Vanda Felbab-Brown discussed whether the Taliban regime will survive.

Jacob Schulz explained what to expect at the French trial for the 2015 Paris attacks.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jack Goldsmith talked to Yale Law School professor Samuel Moyn about his new book, “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”:

Bruce Riedel discussed newly declassified information that reveals a thwarted 2002 al-Qaeda attack in Israel.

Dan Lips explained Congress’s warning that the federal government is still vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Scott R. Anderson shared an episode of Rational Security 2.0 in which new hosts Anderson, Alan Rozenshtein and Quinta Jurecic talk about the new Taliban government, the Biden administration’s border policy and more:

Robert Chesney posted a call for nominations for the 2021 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship.

Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes and Foreign Policy Editor Daniel Byman remembered the gains of the Afghanistan War.

Klehm announced this week’s Lawfare Live in which Byman and Wittes took questions on their article on the legacy of the United States’s war in Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

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Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast which covers China’s new data security and privacy laws, the tech fallout from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and more:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic speak with David Thiel, chief technical officer of the Stanford Internet Observatory, about social media platforms Parler and Gettr:

Geoffrey Alpert, Jeff Noble and Seth Stoughton evaluated the Jan. 6 police shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank in which he talks to Mark Muro, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy program at Brookings, and Sifan Liu, senior research analyst in the Brookings Metro program, to talk about which cities will drive the economic revolution:

Rosenzweig considered the 2016 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition after five years.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Shane Harris talks to Marc Polymeropoulos about his new book, “Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA”:

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde covered China’s proposed ban on overseas initial public offerings, its new restrictions on video games for minors and more in the newest installment of Sinotech.

Carrie Cordero reflected on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Bruce Riedel revealed from personal notes from the period just how early President Bush fixated on Iraq in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

And Bobby Chesney, Jack Goldsmith, and Benjamin Wittes reflected on the legal legacy of the Sept. 11 attacks and the history of Lawfare.

And that was the week that was.