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The Readings section bring to the attention of readers scholarly articles across many fields; reports or monographs on policy or other issues by government agencies, international organizations, advocacy groups, think tanks, or others; important journalism; or other similar materials. The section aims to make innovative and useful scholarship and similar materials available to busy national security professionals.

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Alan Z. Rozenshtein on Digital Communications and Data Storage Companies as "Surveillance Intermediaries"

Alan Z. Rozenshtein, a former contributor to Lawfare who now works at DOJ, has a new article forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, "Surveillance Intermediaries," analyzing the role of corporate actors such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and others, that dominate digital communications and data storage, situated between government and targets of surveillance.


"War-Algorithm Accountability": A Briefing Report from the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Armed Conflict

War-Algorithm Accountability, a new briefing report from the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Armed Conflict, offers an intriguing, original argument about the interaction of accountability, law, and machine algorithms in the context of military systems (including but not limited to autonomous weapons) in armed conflict.

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