Benjamin Wittes

Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books and is co-chair of the Hoover Institution's Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law.

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Refugees

Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order

A group of Foreign Service officers pose ask whether highly relevant State Department data that is readily available to the administration is even being looked at before the new immigration executive order gets released.

Podcasts

Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition

President Trump selects Army general H.R. McMaster as as his national security adviser after a turbulent search. A rival to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is murdered under bizarre circumstances in a Malaysian airport. And Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But is Bibi on the way out? Plus, Tamara wants your ideas for H.R. McMaster’s reading list. Shane reflects on emails demanding more respect for the President in his Wall Street Journal copy. And I am using a postal service we shall not name.

Aegis

Cybersecurity in the Trump Administration: What Should We Expect?

In partnership with Hoover Institution in Washington and Intel Security, Lawfare is holding on February 22 a conference on what we can expect in cybersecurity in the new administration. Here's the event announcement. RSVPs are required, so please click on the link below to sign up. Look forward to seeing you there: