Executive Power & The Rule of Law | Articles in JNSLP 6:1 examine the separation of powers in various contemporary applications, such as waging modern warfare, the CIA as a counterterrorism force, outsourcing military action, and cybersecurity and the Fourth Amendment.
Abuses of Power? | Darker moments in US history are the subject of Vol. 6 No. 2: Watergate, government secrets, and violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Plus, the role simulations play in teaching students about national security law.
Legal Review | In JNSLP 7:1, authors discuss several aspects of the legal review of national security matters, including cyberwar, classification, and counterterrorism policy. The series on Teaching National Security Law continues with an article on how military law schools train client-ready lawyers.
Big Data | JNSLP 7:2 goes in-depth on Big Data, the subject of the journal’s 2014 symposium. Bulk collection and counterterrorism, surveillance, the FISA court, NSA, the Fourth Amendment, Edward Snowden, technological advances, and more come under scrutiny.
Engaging the Big Issues | Thought-leaders from throughout the national security law community are featured in Vol. 7 No. 3: Herb Lin discusses classification, Spike Bowman reviews “Duty,” Michael Schmitt analyzes the “law of targeting,” and Norm Abrams addresses GITMO.
Leaks & Whistleblowers | Authors in Vol. 8 No. 1 analyze the ramifications of Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, surveillance, classification, state secrets, and the debate surrounding whistleblowing.
Trials & Terrorism | Two keys constitutional issues dominate Vol. 8 No. 3: Article III terrorism prosecutions and the Fourth Amendment and digital surveillance.
Cyberlaw | Vol. 8 No. 3 examines multiple facets of cyberlaw, including human rights in cyberspace, cyberwar, international law and cyberespionage, cyber surveillance, and more.
Lawfare | JNSLP 9:1 features articles exploring several aspects of law and military and intelligence strategy, such as the effects of “lawfare” and international humanitarian law on countries’ strategic military decisions and the extent of the legal authority granted to the CIA to undertake covert actions that violate international treaties.
Emerging Questions | Vol. 9, No. 2 of JNSLP features articles addresses the constitutionality of mass surveillance, the law of armed conflict, military operational challenges, and other pressing debates in the field. Articles also cover emerging questions, such as how we define “collateral damage” in the cyber realm and the interplay between national security electronic surveillance and telecommunications companies.
The State of Lawfare | Vol. 9, No. 3 of JNSLP features articles discussing the state of lawfare in the United States, treaty norms related to the Iran Nuclear Deal, the role of GEOINT in UNCLOS arbitration, and the cybersecurity implications in the financial sector.
This issue also includes a few international perspectives including an article on the use of preventive detention as a national security tool in Israel and a discussion on the effectiveness of counterterrorism techniques in the UK.
Plus, 9:3 offers a symposium article discussing immigration from a national security perspective, a student note on the risks of outsourced intelligence analysis, and two book reviews.
Emerging Technology | Vol. 10, No. 1 features articles spanning nuclear non-proliferation to the role of human behavior in national security decision-making.
The issue opens with a critical look at the development and performance of the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 regime. 10:1 also includes an analysis of the conflicting and unclear state of authorities within the Intelligence Community, an article examining the role of the “prominence effect” in national security decision-making, and an overview of the US military’s position on climate change.
This issue also provides perspectives on issues related to emerging technology, including a proposal for a new exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to address the cyber threat and an overview the potential legal, policy, and ethical challenges that will arise as governments inevitably begin to employ artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to inform their use of force decisions.