In 2012, Congress ordered the creation of a dedicated communications network for public safety workers. Seven years later, here’s where it stands.
A 1962 Justice Department memo offers a rare glimpse of the legal rationale for covert warfare.
Our News Roundup is hip deep in China stories. The inconclusive EU-China summit gives Matthew Heiman and me a chance to explain why France understands—and hates—China’s geopolitical trade strategy more than most.
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed the affidavit in support of the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Assange was indicted on March 6 for for conspiring to commit computer intrusions by assisting Chelsea Manning with breaking a U.S. government password. He is charged for violations of 18 U.S.C. §§371, 1030(a)(1), 1030(a)(2) and 1030(c)(2)(B)(ii).
Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.
A response to Max Smeets.
Haven’t We Done This Before? Lessons From and Recommendations for Strategic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa
In the era of resurgent great power competition in sub-Saharan Africa, we are witnessing African leaders draw on an old playbook, pitting the United States against its rivals to generate new leverage and lessen dependency on any single foreign patron.
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With the war winding down, Putin's partners in Syria have fewer shared interests.
If President Trump really told Department of Homeland Security officials to stop processing asylum requests, it’s a pretty blatant violation of the Take Care Clause of the Constitution and the president’s oath of office.
Julian Mortenson, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, is the author of a remarkable new article entitled "Article II Vests Executive Power, Not the Royal Prerogative," forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review and available on SSRN.
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The precise legal effect of the ban is uncertain and turns on how the U.S. interprets its obligations under the United Nations Headquarters Agreement.
On Thursday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued an order stating that the government "has not relied on any action taken by [former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker] in any submission to the court." The order, issued by Judge Rosemary Collyer, denied attorney Thomas C. Goldstein's motion to file an amicus curiae brief challenging Whitaker's authority to take action before the court on the basis that his appointment as acting attorney general was unlawful.
IT vendors are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of artificial intelligence. It’s worth taking a look at what those principles actually say.
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On Friday, a panel of three International Criminal Court judges rejected the request of the court's Prosecutor to investigate "the situation" in Afghanistan, including alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. military and CIA.
The failed extraditions of hackers Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon suggest that the U.S. may have its work cut out for it in extraditing Julian Assange.
Efforts to expand the mission of the National Counterterrorism Center should begin with a review of how the Department of Homeland Security has addressed domestic terrorism since its inception in 2003.