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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Katherine Pompilio
Sunday, April 17, 2022, 1:49 PM

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David Priess shared an episode of the Chatter podcast, which featured a discussion with Jacob Ward about his new book “The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back:”

Stephanie Foggett outlined how the Russian military's poor performance and apparent war crimes in Ukraine demonstrate the hollowness of its hyper-masculine propaganda.

Dan Maurer argued that the Russian Federation could be legally removed from the United Nations. 

Katherine Pompilio announced next week’s Lawfare Live, which will feature a panel discussion about Ukraine and the future of national security law. This event is co-sponsored by the National Security Law Society at the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Lucas Kello and Monica Kaminska explained how cyberspace offers attractive alternative options for hackers and security planners in Moscow eager to retaliate for Western economic and financial sanctions.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of Rational Security in which Alan Rozenshtein, Quinta Jurecic and Scott R. Anderson were joined by Jacob Schulz to talk about this week’s top national security stories, including the presidential election in France and the U.S. government’s removal of Russian malware worldwide:

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Schulz spoke with Agneska Bloch about the first round of France’s presidential elections for 2022:

Ido Kilovaty discussed the weaknesses of two mandatory directives intended to implement the safeguards required to repel opportunistic and financially motivated cyberattacks on U.S. pipelines. 

Alvaro Marañon posted two indictments related to the seizure and shutdown of two major cybercrime forums and marketplaces: Hydra and Raidforums. 

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast in which Baker, Mark MacCarthy and Nick Weaver discussed this week’s biggest cyberlaw issues, such as South Korea’s effort to regulate Google's Android app store policies and how Western law enforcement also broke the Hydra dark market:

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk in which he and freelance journalist Chang Che discussed Chinese interpretations of US and Western culture and more:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Doek and Quinta Jurecic sat down with Nick Waters about how open-source investigators go about documenting evidence of atrocities:

Manuel Meléndez-Sánchez explained the recent spike of gang-violence in El Salvador and its implications. 

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jacob Schulz spoke with Madiha Afzal about the Pakistani parliament’s recent vote of no-confidence that ousted prime minister Imran Khan. Schulz and Afzal spoke about how the situation has developed, how to think about the relative roles of opposition political parties and the military, and what comes next:

Albert W. Alschuler discussed the Justice Department not indicting former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows after the House of Representatives found him in contempt of Congress and asked to bring his case before a grand jury.

Jurecic and Molly E. Reynolds questioned why the Jan. 6 committee hearings on its findings have yet to begin. 

And Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast that featured a discussion between Rozenshtein and Larry Jacobson about his new book “Democracy under Fire: Donald Trump and the Breaking of American History:”

And that was the week that was.

Katherine Pompilio is an associate editor of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. with honors in political science from Skidmore College.

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