George Croner details the history, structure, legal requirements, and intelligence value of the Section 702 surveillance program and explains why the reauthorization of Section 702 is both perpetually challenging—and particularly challenging in 2023. Croner identifies the most likely criticisms of Section 702 and examines the sources and merits of these critiques including in light of… Continue reading FISA Section 702’s Challenging Passage to Reauthorization in 2023
The U.S. legal system is known as the envy of the world. Yet law as an instrument of national power has been woefully understudied. Traditional academic frameworks for studying the instruments of national power do not consider the full potential of law to be used as a weapon of war between states, a concept known… Continue reading Information Lawfare: Messaging and the Moral High Ground
In 2012, Russia passed its first-ever Foreign Agent Law, which western analysts described as an attempt to stymie civil society. Russia argued that it modeled its Law after the American Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Samuel Rebo describes how on their face the laws seem similar, while their implementation has differed. While Russia has actively… Continue reading FARA in Focus: What Can Russia’s Foreign Agent Law Tell Us About America’s?