Britany Riley  //  6/25/17  //  Topic Update


The Administration’s still-transitioning national security team lacks the personnel and policy framework to handle a crisis (Politico).  

  • President Trump’s policies and temperament put the country in imminent danger of being drawn into foreign conflict, argues Sen. Ben Cardin (MD).

The U.S. should support under-resourced police departments and prosecutors’ offices to succeed in the fight against ISISargues Kim Cragin at Lawfare.

President Trump plans to unveil an “America First” plan that will curb steel imports in the name of national security, going against the past 70 years of American trade policy (WSJ).


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.