Hawaii authorities mistakenly warn citizens they’re about to be hit by a ballistic missile. The FBI warns Jared Kushner about his relationship with a prominent Chinese-American. And we talk updates on L’Affaire Russe. Plus, Tamara goes old school with a report on Russia. I give an after-action report on the Rational Security dating service. And Shane wants you to hear—and see—Sophia Yan live in concert.
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The National Security Law Podcast is back, with another weekly dose of national security legal news and analysis. Fresh off the stove this week we have:
Buzzfeed News has published a lengthy story by reporters Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier entitled, "Investigators Are Scr
It turns out that the most interesting policy story about Kaspersky software isn’t why the administration banned its products from government use; it’s why the last administration didn’t. Shane Harris is our guest for the podcast, delving into the law and politics of the Kaspersky ban.
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.
The Trump administration signals it may launch a military strike on North Korea—or not. The U.S. announces it’s cutting aid to Pakistan. And the originator of the Steele dossier tells his side of the story. Plus, I start a dating service. Tamara says goodbye to a friend. And Susan shares the CIA director's fudge recipe.
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck take on three sets of issues under the heading of national security law:
Behind the legend of Vladimir Putin, which America’s obsession with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections has only bolstered, hides a complex political landscape, history and—of course—president.
While the U.S. was transfixed by posturing over the Trump presidency, China has been building the future.
In Part II of my lengthy conversation with my former colleague Michael Doran, we talk in detail about the Russia investigation. Doran is a Middle East policy specialist, who served in the George W. Bush White House, at the State Department, and at the Pentagon. He is unusual among Washington foreign policy and national security experts in being vocally supportive of President Trump and dismissive of the Trump-Russia allegations.