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 received a bachelor's degree in Government from Georgetown University in 2017.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

At least 14 people have died and 80 are injured after a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in a tourist district in Barcelona on Thursday. The New York Times reports that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Within a matter of hours, police shot four suspects in what Catalan authorities report to have been another attempted attack in Cambrils, a town 70 miles south of Barcelona.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Mira Rapp-Hooper and Stephan Haggard on North Korea

The growing threat from North Korea has intensified during the past few weeks after a series of missile tests demonstrated that the Kim regime may soon be 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 Stephan Haggard, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, to discuss recent events and the path forward for the United States and the international community.