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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Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Naunihal Singh on Zimbabwe and the Strategic Logic of Military Coups

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe's military placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and took over state institutions in what is largely considered a military coup. Naunihal Singh, author of "Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups" and professor at the Naval War College, joined Benjamin Wittes for a lively discussion on current events in Zimbabwe and the nature of coup

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Cass Sunstein on the Citizen's Guide to Impeachment

Discussion on impeachment has intensified since Donald Trump assumed office this January, but what do we know about impeachment’s constitutional design and history? Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School, recently wrote an accessible account of impeachment to separate myth from history.

The Russia Connection

The Lawfare Podcast: Andrei Soldatov on Russian Intel Ops and Surveillance

Matters Russia have been prevalent in U.S. politics since news of the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 elections first surfaced. It's time to pay some serious attention to the Russian surveillance apparatus. Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist and co-author of the book, “The Red Web,” brings a unique interpretation of the Kremlin’s actions as an independent reporter in the very country Americans find so confusing. Special guest host Alina Polyakova, David M.