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Benjamin Wittes
Monday, December 21, 2020, 11:42 AM

With crucial institutional and individual support, Lawfare has flourished in 2020. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) entity, Lawfare relies on direct donations for a significant portion of our operational expenses. Consider supporting our operations.

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As for so many other organizations across the United States, 2020 has proven a challenging one for Lawfare. It would have been demanding enough to cover the year’s developments in national security and the rule of law, which ranged in 2020 from the impeachment trial of a president to a range of federal law enforcement investigations, from the use of force abroad to issues of election security and cybersecurity incidents at home. But all of this took place against the backdrop of  a historic pandemic—which both required coverage itself and posed its own challenges in maintaining operations.

Yet despite the challenges, with crucial institutional and individual support, Lawfare actually has flourished in 2020. After producing the hit podcast The Impeachment to start the year, Lawfare took the Lawfare Podcast daily in May, published Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith’s book After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency in September, and initiated our Lawfare Live series this fall. This year saw the hiring of full-time Deputy Managing Editor Jacob Schulz and two full-time fellows—Emerging Tech Policy Fellow Alvaro Marañon and Pritzker Military Fellow Alexander Vindman. I could not be more proud of our current crew and its efforts during these challenging times, as I am of past iterations of the Lawfare team. 

In 2021, Lawfare will keep providing information and insight on the most important national security issues, both in written and audio form—and we intend to continue expanding our video offerings. As always, we will keep the core content of Lawfare free to all. And we will keep looking for new ways to communicate our products to existing and new audiences.

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As Lawfare’s expanding team looks forward to another year of providing insight on the hard national security problems facing the United States and others around the world, I thank every one of our supporters, readers, listeners, and contributors. All of us here appreciate everything that you do to enable everything that we do.

Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.

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