Publications

Sean Spicer just suggested that Obama used British intelligence to spy on Trump. Britain isn’t happy.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
March 16, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In his daily press briefing yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeated a claim that President Barack Obama had used British spies to surveil President Trump. After laying out a number of different media sources which Spicer suggested supported Trump’s contention that he was wiretapped, he concluded:

Will Election Hacking Split NATO?

Author(s): 
Kristen E. Eichensehr
Publication Date: 
March 13, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, has reportedly suggested that NATO may consider Russian interference in upcoming European elections as an attack triggering collective defense measures. Such a move could put NATO and its member states at odds with the United States, which carefully avoided calling Russian interference in the U.S.

Opinion: The tech behind Bitcoin could reinvent cybersecurity

Author(s): 
Scott Shackelford
Publication Date: 
February 27, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Given the recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure around the world such as the Christmas 2016 power outage in Ukraine, which left more than 200,000 people in the dark, the task of protecting vital systems and networks has become an issue of pressing global importance.

The General Assembly & Accountability for International Crimes

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
February 27, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Further to Alex Whiting’s post on Russian objections to the U.N. General Assembly’s formation of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM), it is worth noting that the General Assembly has played a role in prior accountability efforts since its inception after World War II.

Henry Farrell: Far-right parties hate EU but need it

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
February 25, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The chief political aide of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party and candidate for the French presidential election, has just been put under investigation by French magistrates. If the charges are correct, the National Front leader has been cheating on European Parliament expenses to pay her bodyguard and her chief political aide for jobs that they didn't do.

Automated Driving and Product Liability

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
February 25, 2017
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Abstract

This Article focuses on one cyberphysical domain — automated driving — to methodically analyze the so-called liability problem. It considers how automated driving could affect product liability, how product liability could affect automated driving, and how each could advance or impede the prevention of injury and the compensation of victims.

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France’s National Front scandal has exposed the dirty little secret of Europe’s far right

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
February 23, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The chief political aide of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party and candidate for the French presidential election, has just been put under investigation by French magistrates. If the charges are correct, the National Front leader has been cheating on European Parliament expenses to pay her bodyguard and her chief political aide for jobs they didn’t do.

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