Cody M. Poplin

Cody Poplin is a first year student at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was an associate editor of Lawfare and a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution. He holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense and completed fellowships as both a Henry Luce Scholar and a Herbert Scoville Jr. Fellow.

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Afghanistan/Pakistan

The Law Under Attack in Pakistan

Earlier this week, a suicide bomber outside a crowded hospital in Quetta, Pakistan killed at least 74 people and wounded dozens more. But Monday’s victims were not a random assortment of civilians waiting for medical care. Instead, the attack was designed to hit at the heart of Pakistan’s civil society—its legal community—and is likely to further undermine the tools necessary for governance in an increasingly chaotic country.