Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant in Governance Studies focusing on national security law at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was a research assistant at the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law and a research intern at the Network Science Initiative at the National Journal. He holds a bachelor's degree in government from Georgetown University.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro on 'The Internationalists'

The Kellogg-Briand Pact is often remembered as a failure. Signed in 1928 to outlaw war, it was followed in just over a decade by one of the deadliest conflicts in history. But Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro see the pact differently. In their new book, "The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World," they argue that though it did not successfully end all war, the pact changed the way states resolve disputes, reduced the likelihood of conquest, and set of a chain of events that led to the modern world order.