Amidst the turbulent investigations into the Russia Connection, it is useful to review what made the bipartisan investigation conducted by the 9/11 Commission successful.
Today’s just-concluded HPSCI hearing provided an informative, remarkably varied tour d’horizon of issues related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Even if one agrees that FISA and the applicable minimization procedures were likely observed in the Flynn case, that should be the beginning, not the end, of the analysis.
Yesterday’s Executive Order on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” triggered alarm among privacy advocates in the U.S.
Last week, co-authors Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, and I released a Center for a New American Security report on the future of surveillance policy. This post will examine what our approach can offer the new administration, given what its incoming members have said about surveillance issues and the commitments that the President-elect himself has made on the campaign trail.
Scalia may not have considered foreign statutes or judicial decisions, present-day international law, or global public opinion relevant indicia of constitutional meaning—but he was immensely interested in foreign legal systems.
This paper does not attempt to resolve either the ideological or factual disputes surrounding the international implications of U.S. encryption policy. Rather, it proposes key questions to stimulate and guide a more factually informed debate about the international human-rights consequences of domestic encryption policy.