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Chinese Technology Platforms Operating In The United States

by Gary P. Corn, Jennifer Daskal, Jack Goldsmith, John C. "Chris" Inglis, Paul Rosenzweig, Samm Sacks, Bruce Schneier, Alex Stamos, Vincent Stewartvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Trump administration took various steps to effectively ban TikTok, WeChat, and other Chinese-owned apps from operating in the United States, at least in their current forms. The primary justification for doing so was national security. Yet the presence of these apps and related internet platforms presents a range of risks not traditionally associated with national security, including data privacy, freedom of speech, and economic competitiveness, and potential responses raise multiple considerations. This report offers a framework for both assessing and responding to the challenges of Chinese-owned platforms operating in the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Information Warfare and Cybersecurity Are Different, Related and Important

by Herbert Lin, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Susan Landau pointed last week to a disagreement between the two of us, saying that current definitions of cybersecurity (such as the HSPD-54 that Herb quoted) are outmoded and a new definition is necessary. We agree with Susan, and as we discussed the matter, we find that we are in fact much more in agreement than disagreement. At least part of Susan’s perception that we disagree is understandably rooted in the titles of our respective pieces.


Another Bomb Drops: Initial Thoughts On Trump Asking Comey To Kill The Flynn Investigation

by Helen Klein Murillo, Jack Goldsmith, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, Matthew Kahn, Paul Rosenzweig, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. 

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Analysis and Commentary

A View From Jerusalem Of A Trump Ambassadorial Appointment

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Monday, December 19, 2016

The news that President-elect Donald Trump has named as his ambassador to Israel a far-right bankrupcy lawyer named named David Friedman came to us while we were in—of all places—Jerusalem, while we were attending a weeklong set of briefings by Israelis and Palestinians put on by Academic Exchange.

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And The Winner Of Lawfare's "Most Interesting Database To Hack" Contest Is ...

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

When we announced our contest to pick the best US database for the Chinese PLA to hack, little did we know that we would get so many interesting, and indeed scary, entries. The possibilites were so many and so varied that we decided to seek our reader input on whom we should choose as the winner. And you were interested!

Analysis and Commentary

Users Weigh In On What Database The PLA Should Hack Next

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Friday, July 31, 2015

The results are in. Lawfare's “Name that Database” contest is now closed. All we can say is that Lawfare readers are a remarkably creative—and scary—bunch of folks. Some of these ideas are really quite spectacular.

Analysis and Commentary

The Best US Database To Hack? A Lawfare Contest

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yesterday, each of us considered the question of which unclassified databases in the US would be worth it for the Chinese to hack next.

Analysis and Commentary

War and the World Wide Web

by Paul Rosenzweigvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, April 26, 2013
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War and the World Wide Web

by Paul Rosenzweigvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 26, 2013

What is the best way forward on cybersecurity?

Emerging Threats

by Gabriella Blum, Shane Harris, Jeremy Rabkin, Paul Rosenzweigvia Analysis
Friday, June 1, 2012

This online series of essays grows out of the work of the Hoover Institution’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law. The essays reflect the task force’s determination to seek out and publish thoughtful and timely writings by leading scholars, policy analysts, and journalists on emerging national security threats and the daunting legal challenges they present.