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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.

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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.

    Stephen Holmes on Liberalism in the 21st Century

    Stephen Holmes on Liberalism in the 21st Century

    Stephen Holmes is the Walter E. Mayer Professor of Law at New York University. Jack Goldsmith sat down with Holmes to talk about his new book and much more. The pair discussed the fate of liberalism in the decades following the fall of the Berlin wall, Holmes’ experience studying Eastern European politics, the problems with trying to export liberalism across the globe and the factors that have led to the global rise of illiberal leaders.

    • 58 min
    Nate Persily Asks Whether Democracy Can Survive the Internet

    Nate Persily Asks Whether Democracy Can Survive the Internet

    Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Nate Persily, a member of the Kofi Annan Commission on Democracy and Elections in the Digital Age, which recently released a report on election integrity and the internet. Nate is also an expert on election law and administration. They spoke about the commission report and the challenges the internet may pose for democracy, to what extent the pandemic has flipped that on its head, and, of course, the 2020 presidential election.

    • 53 min
    Dan Drezner on Zombies, Viruses, and Toddlers

    Dan Drezner on Zombies, Viruses, and Toddlers

    Joining Ben Wittes in the virtual jungle studio is Daniel Drezner, the author of two political science books: one on zombie apocalypses and international relations theory, and a new book on the president as a toddler. Dan and Ben talked about how zombies are similar to and different from coronavirus, whether international relations theory correctly anticipates how governments will respond to crises, and about Dan's epic Twitter thread on the toddler in chief.

    • 39 min
    Ben Hubbard on MBS

    Ben Hubbard on MBS

    Jacob Schulz talked with Ben Hubbard of the New York Times about Mohammed Bin Salman's rise to power in Saudi Arabia, his influence on domestic life in Saudi Arabia, his relationship to Jared Kushner and the Trump administration, and about the White House response to Khashoggi’s murder. 

    • 45 min
    Coronavirus Around the World

    Coronavirus Around the World

    As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, it can be difficult to keep track of how the virus has spread and how different countries have responded. So this week, we are bringing you dispatches about how nine different countries are handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Jacob Schulz spoke with experts about the situations in Poland, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Iran, China, and Great Britain.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How the State Department and the Defense Department are Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

    How the State Department and the Defense Department are Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

    On this bonus edition of the Lawfare Podcast, we have combined two conversations about about how the Department of State and the Department of Defense are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Margaret Taylor sat down virtually with Robbie Gramer, the diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy magazine covering the State Department. And Scott Anderson sat down remotely with Katie Bo Williams, the senior national security correspondent for the Defense One news outlet.

    • 51 min

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