The Lawfare Podcast
By The Lawfare Blog
The Lawfare Podcast is the weekly audio production of the Lawfare staff in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Podcast episodes include interviews with policymakers, scholars, journalists, and analysts; events and panel discussions.
About the Lawfare Blog
Lawfare is a blog dedicated to national security issues, published by the Lawfare Institute in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. It was started in September 2010 by Benjamin Wittes (author and former editorial writer for The Washington Post), Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith, and University of Texas at Austin law professor Robert Chesney. Goldsmith was the head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the George W. Bush administration’s Justice Department, and Chesney served on a detention-policy task force in the Obama administration. Its writers include a large number of law professors, law students, and former George W. Bush and Barack Obama administration officials.
About Lawfare: A Brief History of the Term and the Site
A Note to Readers New and Old by Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.
How a Wonky National-Security Blog Hit the Big Time »
The New York Times Magazine, March 14, 2017
By Emily Bazelon
“Lawfare is a form of war consisting of the use of the legal system against an enemy, such as by damaging or delegitimizing them, tying up their time or winning a public relations victory. The term is a portmanteau of the words law and warfare.” —Wikipedia