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This is the podcast series from Lawfare, the web's leading multimedia web site devoted to national security law and policy.

This is the podcast series from Lawfare, the web's leading multimedia web site devoted to national security law and policy.
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This is the podcast series from Lawfare, the web's leading multimedia web site devoted to national security law and policy.

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Stephan Haggard on North Korea and the Tactical Divide

9/22/2017
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The escalating tension between North Korea and the United States has risen to an unprecedented level. Earlier this month, Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, gave a lecture at a private function on the complicated strategic and political risks that North Korea’s missile and nuclear capabilities present. He talked about the complex relationship among North Korea’s allies and adversaries, the impact of sanctions against Pyongyang, and...

Duration: 00:40:45


Brookings Panel on Cybersecurity in U.S. Elections

9/15/2017
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The evidence of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. elections emphasizes the significant national security threat to our democracy. Last week, Susan Hennessey joined a panel at the Brookings Institution to address the national strategy for protecting U.S. elections with retired four-star general John Allen, Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan, and Dean Logan, the President for the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in Foreign...

Duration: 00:39:04


Investigating the President

9/8/2017
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government has been a focal point in political discourse since Mueller’s appointment in May. To contribute to that discussion, Benjamin Wittes spoke at the International Student House last week about the strategies a special counsel might use when investigating, the different mechanisms for removing a president, and the misconceptions of...

Duration: 00:53:37


Special Edition: Shane Harris and Paul Rosenzweig on the State of Things Today

8/31/2017
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In the past 24 hours, the Financial Times reported that Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin testified before Robert Mueller's grand jury; Politico carried that the Mueller team is cooperating with the New York Attorney General to investigate Paul Manafort; and the Wall Street Journal broke that the President's lawyers have provided memos to the Special Counsel arguing that the president cannot commit obstruction of justice and questioning Jim Comey's credibility. Shane Harris and Paul...

Duration: 00:44:40


#LawfareQuestions

8/25/2017
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Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes answer listener questions about Lawfare, the podcast, and current events in law and national security.

Duration: 00:36:33


Bobby Chesney and Michael Sulmeyer on NSA and Cyber Command

8/18/2017
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Friday morning, the White House announced it will elevate Cyber Command to a full unified combatant command. Within 60 days, the Secretary of Defense will recommend whether Cyber Command should also split from the National Security Agency. On Thursday, as rumors of the announcement surfaced, Susan Hennessey spoke to Bobby Chesney, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin and co-founder of Lawfare, and Michael Sulmeyer, Director of the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer...

Duration: 00:28:29


Bryan Fogel on "Icarus"—and Russia

8/12/2017
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Filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogel talks about his new movie, Icarus, about Russian subversion of international doping rules in sports—and how it relates to the current investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Duration: 00:28:01


Mira Rapp-Hooper and Steph Haggard on North Korea

8/4/2017
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The growing threat from North Korea has loomed large during the past few weeks as a series of missile tests demonstrated that the Kim regime is likely able to strike the continental United States. This week, Benjamin Wittes spoke with Mira Rapp-Hooper, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Steph Haggard, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, to discuss recent events on the Korean peninsula and the path...

Duration: 00:34:22


Jim Baker and Carl Ghattas on Section 702

7/28/2017
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On December 31, 2017, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act will sunset. Officials insist that the provision authorizes critical intelligence gathering, but as of yet, Congress has not signaled whether it will give a clean reauthorization of the bill, pass it with amendments, or allow it to lapse altogether. In this week's podcast, Susan Hennessey sits down with FBI General Counsel Jim Baker and the Bureau's Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Carl Ghattas to...

Duration: 00:33:38


Graham Allison on "Destined for War"

7/22/2017
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This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison's new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?. The conversation covers the history of rising and declining powers, how the North Korean regime affects the security dynamic between U.S. and China, and how to preserve peace where Thucydides would predict war.

Duration: 00:51:27


Mieke Eoyang and Evelyn Farkas on Holding Russia Accountable for Election Interference

7/15/2017
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At this point, it’s widely accepted that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election; the question now is what the United States should do about it. At Third Way, Mieke Eoyang, Evelyn Farkas, Ben Freeman, and Gary Ashcroft have a new paper on the subject, titled “The Last Straw: Responding to Russia’s Anti-Western Aggression.” Mieke and Evelyn came to the studio to talk with Benjamin Wittes about their proposals, which range from sanctions to FARA reforms.

Duration: 00:36:40


Matt Tait on Recent Events in Cybersecurity

7/8/2017
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This week, Ben discusses recent events in cybersecurity with Matt Tait. Matt shared his views on WannaCry, NotPetya, and what companies and governments can do to protect against such attacks in the future.

Duration: 00:28:09


Special Edition: Shane Harris on The Wall Street Journal's Collusion Story

6/29/2017
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Today, Shane Harris of The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled "GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn." He sat down with Benjamin Wittes to discuss the story in this special edition of the podcast.

Duration: 00:39:04


The Lawfare Podcast: Avi Issacharoff and Dov Sedaka on Fauda

6/24/2017
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This week, in Israel, Ben has two conversations about the television show Fauda. On Tuesday, Ben spoke with Avi Issacharoff, the show's co-creator and a journalist at the Times of Israel and Walla!. Then, on Thursday, Ben talked to Brig. Gen. Dov "Fufi" Sedaka, a former Israeli special operator and former head of the Civil Administration in the West Bank. With each, Ben discussed Fauda's portrayal of the complicated lives of Israeli special operators, as well as perceptions of the show in...

Duration: 00:23:49


The Lawfare Podcast: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces

6/17/2017
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This week, the Lawfare Podcast brings you Jack Goldsmith's interview with Dan Drezner at the Hoover Book Soirée about Drezner's new book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. The conversation covers how polarization, inequality, and mistrust are changing the way ideas influence policy and public opinion.

Duration: 00:55:42


Special Edition: Sessions Versus the Committee with No Bull

6/13/2017
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced questioning from the Senate Intelligence Committee today. He answered questions on his recusal, on his role in James Comey's firing, on his disputed conversation with the former FBI Director, and on his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He also declined to answer a lot of questions about his conversations with President Trump—without an assertion of executive privilege. We stripped out all the extraneous material, leaving just the...

Duration: 02:15:33


The Lawfare Podcast: Carrie Cordero and Paul Rosenzweig Weigh in on Comey

6/9/2017
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As the dust settles following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Lawfare Podcast brings you expert views on what exactly happened yesterday and what it means for the Trump administration going forward. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Carrie Cordero, a former attorney at the National Security Division of the Justice Department, and Paul Rosenzweig, who worked for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, for a conversation on the Comey...

Duration: 00:54:00


Special Edition: Comey Versus the Senate Intelligence Committee with No Bull

6/8/2017
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In much-anticipated testimony today, former FBI Director James Comey spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the subject of his many interactions with President Donald Trump prior to his dismissal. The testimony took up a tight three hours, but there were still plenty of repetitions and instances in which the former Director was unable to answer questions in an open session. To save you from all that, we at Lawfare are providing you with a bare-bones, just-the-facts version of...

Duration: 01:56:01


Matt Olsen on the Future of Section 702

6/3/2017
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With the impending sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in December 2017, debate is heating up over how the crucial intelligence-gathering provision will be reauthorized by Congress—and even if it will be reauthorized at all. At the Hoover Institution, Benjamin Wittes sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the intelligence community's perspective on 702 and what lies ahead for it in these turbulent times.

Duration: 00:40:22


Special Edition: The Kushnercast

5/30/2017
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Just before the holiday weekend, as you were drifting out of town, the Washington Post dropped its 15 kiloton Kushner bomb. Over the weekend, the New York Times piled on, and by the time we got here this morning, there was only one thing to do: A special edition of the podcast. Carrie Cordero, Susan Hennessey, and Benjamin Wittes talked through the details of the latest bizarro revelations about the attempted secret back channel between the Trump transition and the Russians, using...

Duration: 00:59:36

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