Christina Ford  //  7/9/17  //  Topic Update


The U.S. is weighing options to respond to North Korea’s latest missile test (NYT).

DHS should implement new strategies in its Counter Violence Extremism (CVE) Grant Programsargues Stevan Weine on Just Security.

A computer scientist says that there are links between Twitter bots that circulated pro-Trump messages ahead of the 2016 election and bots that participated in the recent French election, reports Morgan Chalfant at The Hill.

President Trump delivered a speech in Warsaw framing the fight against terrorism as a clash of civilizations, defending Western culture against enemies (LA Times).


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump's Guantánamo "policy" is best understood as an extension of his anti-Muslim bigotry, wrote Nimra Azmi and Sirine Shebaya at Take Care. The terrorist watchlist statistics from last week's DOJ and DHS exaggerate the threat of terrorism, argued Harsha Panduranga at Just Security. The Pentagon's new National Defense Strategy contains notable omissions related to climate change and the use of special operations forces.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

In a series of tweets, President Trump wavers between opposition and support of FISA reauthorization. On the 16th anniversary of the prison’s founding, Guantanamo Bay prisoners file mass habeas petition.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration unveiled its new National Security Strategy. A majority of the United Nations General Assembly voted to rebuke America's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the U.S. Embassy.