The Lawfare Podcast

 

The Lawfare Podcast is the weekly audio production of the Lawfare staff in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Podcast episodes include interviews with policymakers, scholars, journalists, and analysts; events and panel discussions. 

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The Lawfare Podcast: Toomas Ilves on the Situation

Before the American president took to Twitter, Estonia’s president, Toomas Ilves, had used the social media platform to communicate with his country. President Ilves was the head of state of Estonia from 2006–2016, when he oversaw the launch of the country’s e-residency system and handled massive Russian cyberattacks. On Tuesday at Stanford University, Megan Reiss and Benjamin Wittes sat down with President Ilves for a conversation about Ilves’s use of Twitter as president, election interference, the digitization of Estonia, and cybersecurity cooperation.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Tim Maurer on 'Cyber Mercenaries'

The idea of proxy conflict dates to the Cold War and earlier, but Tim Maurer’s new book “Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power” makes one of the first forays into proxy conflict in cyberspace. Last week, Maurer sat down with Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes at the Hoover Book Soiree to talk about the book. They discussed Maurer’s typology of how states like the United States, Syria, Russia and China differ in their use of cyber proxies and the challenges they pose to attribution and accountability.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait and Steve Vladeck on War, Law and Cyberspace

On Tuesday at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, the Federalist Society invited Lawfare’s Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait, and Steve Vladeck to talk about legality and warfare in cyberspace. They discussed the technical and legal underpinnings of Russian interference in the 2016 election, ways of responding to Moscow’s behavior, how cyberattacks on domestic infrastructure might blur the line between civilian and military targets, and why the Russians might want to get caught inside U.S.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Chimène Keitner on the State Department Before and After #Rexit

Chimène Keitner served as counselor for international law at the State Department under the Obama and Trump administrations. On this week’s podcast, Keitner speaks to Scott Anderson about her experience at the department and the department’s future in the wake of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s departure. 

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The Lawfare Podcast: Amy Chua on 'Political Tribes'

Yale law professor Amy Chua argues in her new book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” that both foreign and domestic policymaking must better handle the realities of political tribalism in order to find success. Last week, Harvard law professor and Lawfare co-founder Jack Goldsmith spoke to Chua at the Hoover Book Soiree about her new volume. They discussed where past foreign policy makers overlooked the importance of tribalism, the nature of domestic tribalism in the modern United States, and much more.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Liza Osetinskaya on Journalistic Freedom Under Putin

Shortly before last Sunday’s election in Russia, Alina Polyakova spoke to Liza Osetinskaya, editor of The Bell and former editor in chief of Forbes Russia and independent Russian news agency RBC. They discussed the Kremlin’s approach to censorship and how the Putin regime reacted when RBC, under Osetinskaya’s leadership, began covering the Panama Papers.

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