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After Trump, Episode 2: Enemy of the People
In the second episode of "After Trump," the six-part limited podcast series based on the book, "After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency," by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, we consider the problem of foreign interventions in American political campaigns—and what to do about it.
Biden Announces a Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan
On Wednesday, President Biden announced a full withdrawal of all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Prior to the withdrawal announcement, Bryce Klehm spoke with Thomas Gibbons-Neff who walked us through the situation on the ground in Afghanistan. Following Biden's announcement, Bryce spoke with Madiha Afzal who talked about the broader implications of a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Twitter, Facial Recognition and the First Amendment
Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan of the Knight First Amendment Institute. What do facial recognition software and President Trump’s erstwhile Twitter habits have in common? They both implicate the First Amendment—and hint at how old doctrines struggle to adapt to new technologies. They talked about current cases that don't neatly fit into existing First Amendment categories and possible ways the law might adjust to the digital age.
Identifying and Exploiting the Weaknesses of White Supremacist Groups
People are expressing anxiety about white supremacist violent terrorism, yet in a new Brookings paper entitled "Identifying and Exploiting the Weaknesses of the White Supremacist Movement," Daniel Byman and Mark Pitcavage say that while the threat is real, these movements have weaknesses that other terrorist groups do not. Benjamin Wittes sat down with them to talk about these weaknesses, how white supremacist groups are vulnerable and how law enforcement in the U.S. can exploit them to reduce the threat.
The Continuing Threat of White Extremism
Last week, Lawfare was hosted by the National Security Law Society at the Georgetown University Law Center for a discussion of what the recent rise of acts of violence and domestic terrorism means for U.S. national security. Benjamin Wittes, Jacob Schulz and Scott R. Anderson joined Elizabeth Neumann and Ryan Greer to discuss how white extremism and domestic terrorism relate to each other, what's driving radicalization among white Americans and steps the Biden administration can take to combat it.
After Trump, Episode 1: Follow the Money
On this special edition of the Lawfare Podcast, we're turning over our feed to the new podcast series, "After Trump," produced by Lawfare in collaboration with Goat Rodeo and hosted by Virginia Heffernan of Slate's "Trumpcast." "After Trump," based on the "After Trump" book by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, is a six-part limited series that dives into some of the major themes of the book, outlining their proposal of reform to our government in the fallout of the Trump Administration.
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