Vanessa Sauter

Vanessa Sauter is an Associate Editor at Lawfare and a Research Assistant in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2016.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Shaun Walker on Russia's Long Hangover

This week on the Lawfare Podcast, the Guardian's Moscow correspondent Shaun Walker joined special guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss his new book "The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past." They discussed Putin's use of Russian history as political strategy, the pulse of Russian politics as its elections approach in March, the chang

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Document: Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson House Intelligence Committee Interview

Last November, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testified before the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released the full transcript of his interview today. The transcript of his interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee is available here. You can view the full House Intelligence Committee transcript below: 



The Lawfare Podcast: David Anderson on the United Kingdom's Intelligence Policies

This week, Shannon Togawa Mercer and Benjamin Wittes interviewed David Anderson QC, who served as the U.K. Government's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation from 2011 to 2017. Anderson has appeared 150 times in the E.U.'s Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg and is one of the country's leading experts in national security law. He joined Mercer and Wittes for a conversation on his career, his role reviewing terrorism legislation, the changing nature of intelligence in the U.K., and much more.