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The History Of Do-It-Yourself Weapons And Explosives Manuals In America

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ann Larabee's 2015 book, The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society (Oxford UP 2015), is a history of what Larabee terms "popular weapons manuals" - though the book is more centrally the history of do-it-yourself explosives manuals - when "dissenters move beyond firearm possession into the realm of high explosives."

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Rebecca Ingber On International Law And Executive Power

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Friday, June 17, 2016

Boston University School of Law associate professor (and Lawfare contributor) Rebecca Ingber has a provocative new article posted to SSRN, “International Law Constraints as Executive Power.”

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Congressional Oversight Of US Foreign Relations

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Congressional oversight of intelligence - its processes as well as its substance, its effectiveness and institutional structures - has always been a keen interest of Lawfare contributors and readers, including, for example, lively discussion several years back of Hoover Institution political scientist (and Lawfare contributor) Amy B. Zegart’s 2011 book, Eyes on Spies.

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Conceptualizing Cyberwar

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Monday, November 16, 2015

Last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal (November 10, 2015) carried a front-page story titled “Ukraine: Cyberwar’s Hottest Front.”

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La France-des-Cavernes

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 14, 2015

The only photograph that hangs in my attic office is that of René Char, the poet and World War II Resistance fighter.

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The International Criminal Court And Power Politics

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 14, 2015

The recent appearance on Lawfare of my American University colleague David Bosco (in the roundtable on US Navy operations in the South China Sea) prompts His Serenity to fix his lapse in failing to mark Bosco's outstanding 2014 book, Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics (Oxford UP 2014).

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Congressional Oversight Of US Foreign Relations And National Security?

by Kenneth Anderson mentioning Amy Zegartvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Executive power is on the rise, a familiar argument runs, and necessarily at the expense of Congressional authority.

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The "Where" Problem Of Territory, Jurisdiction, And Data In Cyberspace

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Monday, November 9, 2015

Jennifer C. Daskal (Washington College of Law, American University) has a forthcoming paper in Yale Law Journal on the vexing question of territoriality and data (current draft is available on SSRN.com), "The Un-Territoriality of Data."

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The Vulnerable Cables Undergirding The Internet

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Amid concerns of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, there is a related security topic that receives far less attention: vulnerabilities of the physical cables that enable telecommunications traffic and the Internet.

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How Scientists And Lawyers Shape The American Way Of War

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stephanie Carvin (Carleton University, Canada, and friend to several of us at Lawfare) and Michael John Williams (NYU) are international relations scholars who focus on national and international security.

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