2,000 episodes

The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Lawfare Podcast The Lawfare Institute

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 272 Ratings

The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer on Reforming the Insurrection Act

    Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer on Reforming the Insurrection Act

    The Insurrection Act is a provision that allows the president to deploy the U.S. military for domestic law enforcement. It’s been invoked dozens of times by presidents to respond to crises in the over 230 years that it’s been around, but it hasn’t been reformed in centuries. In recent years, the Insurrection Act has come back into public focus because of its implication in a number of domestic crises, prompting a renewed conversation about whether it’s finally time to curb the sweeping powers afforded to the executive in this unique federal law.
    On April 8, the American Law Institute released a set of principles for Insurrection Act reform, prepared by a group of 10 individuals with backgrounds in constitutional law, national security law, and military law. The co-chairs of this group were Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare Co-Founder and Harvard Law School Professor, and Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law. They joined Lawfare Associate Editor Hyemin Han to talk about the history of the Insurrection Act, to parse out the recommendations the American Law Institute is making for reform, and to make the case for reforming the act in 2024. 
    To receive ad-free podcasts, become a Lawfare Material Supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare. You can also support Lawfare by making a one-time donation at https://givebutter.com/c/trumptrials.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 57 min
    Chatter: The Pentagon’s Alliance with the Country Music Industry with Joseph Thompson

    Chatter: The Pentagon’s Alliance with the Country Music Industry with Joseph Thompson

    For decades, country music has had a close and special relationship to the U.S. military. In his new book, Cold War Country, historian Joseph Thompson shows how the leaders of Nashville’s Music Row found ways to sell their listeners on military service, at the same time they sold country music to people in uniform.
    Shane Harris spoke with Thompson about how, as he puts it, Nashville and the Pentagon “created the sound of American patriotism.” Thompson’s story spans decades and is filled with famous singers like Roy Acuff, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Lee Greenwood. Collectively, Thompson says, these artists helped to forge the close bonds between their genre and the military, but also helped to transform ideas of race, partisanship, and influenced the idea of what it means to be an American. 
    Songs, people, TV shows, and books discussed in this episode include: 
    Thompson’s book Cold War Country: How Nashville's Music Row and the Pentagon Created the Sound of American Patriotism https://uncpress.org/book/9781469678368/cold-war-country/ 
    “Goin’ Steady” by Faron Young https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqhVyPxPk8 
    Grandpa Jones https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/hall-of-fame/grandpa-jones 
    “Hee Haw” https://www.heehaw.com/ 
    The Black Opry https://www.blackopry.com/ 
    “Okie from Muskogee” by Merle Haggard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68cbjlLFl4U 
    “Cowboy Carter” by Beyoncé https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beyonce-cowboy-carter-tops-country-album-chart-number-one-1234998548/ 
    “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KoXt9pZLGM 
    Learn more about Joseph Thompson and his work: 
    https://www.josephmthompson.com/ 
    https://www.history.msstate.edu/directory/jmt50 
    https://twitter.com/jm_thompson?lang=en 
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Conditioning Arms to Israel with Sarah Harrison

    Conditioning Arms to Israel with Sarah Harrison

    Last week, 40 Democratic members of the House of Representatives wrote a letter to President Biden expressing concern and outrage over an Israeli airstrike that killed seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen. The lawmakers urged the president to reconsider his recent authorization of an arms transfer package to Israel and withhold any future offensive arms transfers if the strike was found to have violated U.S. or international law. They also urged Biden to withhold arms transfers if the humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate. 
    Lawfare Managing Editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Sarah Harrison, a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group’s U.S. program and former Associate General Counsel at the Defense Department’s Office of General Counsel, International Affairs. They talked about the laws and policies that govern U.S. security assistance, what recent reporting may or may not tell us about Israel’s law of war compliance, and the difficulty of some of these assessments. They also discussed what President Biden risks by not applying conditions on military aid abroad.
    To receive ad-free podcasts, become a Lawfare Material Supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare. You can also support Lawfare by making a one-time donation at https://givebutter.com/c/trumptrials.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min
    Information Ecology and 19th-Century Naturalism at Verify 2024

    Information Ecology and 19th-Century Naturalism at Verify 2024

    Hosted by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative and Aspen Digital, Verify 2024 brings together journalists and cyber and tech policy experts to discuss critical issues in cybersecurity. For this live recording of the Lawfare Podcast, Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes sat down at Verify 2024 to talk about information ecology and 19th-century naturalism with Alicia Wanless, the Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Chinmayi Sharma, an Associate Professor at Fordham Law School.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 44 min
    Juliette Kayyem on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse and Crisis Management

    Juliette Kayyem on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse and Crisis Management

    In the early morning on March 26, a Singapore-flagged cargo ship crashed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. The bridge collapsed, resulting in the death of six of the eight individuals conducting maintenance on the bridge. The incident has disrupted commuter traffic and the transport of hazardous materials, and it has halted shipping traffic at the Port of Baltimore, among other effects.
    Lawfare Research Fellow Matt Gluck discussed the bridge’s collapse, how authorities responded to it, and what it all means for the resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure and the state of crisis response with Juliette Kayyem, a professor of international security at the Harvard Kennedy School—who recently wrote a book on disaster management. Was the bridge adequately protected? How should governments and the private sector prepare to both prevent crises, but perhaps more importantly, prepare for the aftermath when they inevitably occur? 
    To receive ad-free podcasts, become a Lawfare Material Supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare. You can also support Lawfare by making a one-time donation at https://givebutter.com/c/trumptrials.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min
    Jim Dempsey and John Carlin on U.S. Cybersecurity Law and Policy: There’s a Lot Going On

    Jim Dempsey and John Carlin on U.S. Cybersecurity Law and Policy: There’s a Lot Going On

    There is a lot to keep up with in U.S. cybersecurity law and policy these days. To talk about the current regulatory landscape and the progression of the DOJ’s strategy relating to takedown and disruption efforts, Lawfare Senior Editor Stephanie Pell sat down with Jim Dempsey, Senior Policy Advisor at the Stanford Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance, and John Carlin, Partner at Paul Weiss. They talked about the SEC’s cyber disclosure rule, the new executive order focused on preventing access to Americans’ bulk sensitive personal data, the LockBit and Volt Typhoon disruption efforts, and more. 
    To receive ad-free podcasts, become a Lawfare Material Supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare. You can also support Lawfare by making a one-time donation at https://givebutter.com/c/trumptrials.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

nonna bb2 ,

Trial and tribulations wow!!!

I absolutely love this podcast. It is so heartwarming to hear seasoned smart analytical conversations. Thank you so much

Thulin Passage ,

Lawfare

Lawfare is the very thing. Smart, informed, curious, and articulate people talking sense and asking sensible questions.
I reread that review and find I have no improvement to offer now. I just muddy it with additional blurb: I especially like the Arbiters of Truth stuff and find myself unaccountably fond of Jack Goldsmith and all of this from the POV of a Canadian non-lawyer not even any sort of policy expert, just interested in smart people trying to work out what good thinking and policy would be...

An Ottawa listener ,

Turn the volume up, please

I find this a very interesting podcast, but often have trouble hearing you all, even with the volume all the way up on my headphones. It’s good to be soft spoken, but please can you allow your listeners to turn the volume down, rather than straining to hear you at full strength. Then I could give you the fifth star :-). Thank you.

Top Podcasts In Government

Calgary Conversations
The City of Calgary
Strict Scrutiny
Crooked Media
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer
Civic Ventures
The Langley Files: CIA's Podcast
Central Intelligence Agency
5-4
Prologue Projects
Our City, Our Podcast
City of Winnipeg

You Might Also Like

Rational Security
The Lawfare Institute
Talking Feds
Harry Litman
The Bulwark Podcast
The Bulwark Podcast
Chatter
Lawfare
Stay Tuned with Preet
CAFE
Jack
MSW Media