I. Future of the AUMF

  1. Harold Koh, Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech (Friday, May 23)
  2. Nathalie Weizmann, Guest Post: Summary of Key Developments from Yesterday’s SFRC Hearing (Thursday, May 22)
  3. Marty Lederman, The One News Item from Today’s AUMF Hearing (Wednesday, May 21)
  4. Thomas Earnest, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the AUMF after Iraq and Afghanistan (Wednesday, May 21)

II. Surveillance, Privacy, & Technology

  1. Harley Geiger, Guest Post: Why We Can’t Support the New USA FREEDOM Act (Wednesday, May 21)
  2. Jennifer Granick, USA Freedom Act: Oh, Well. Whatever. Never mind. (Wednesday, May 21)
  3. Jennifer Granick, Lavabit’s Owner Goes Public: His Legal Ordeal Makes For Bad Law (Wednesday, May 21)
  4. Steve Vladeck, Judge Bates and FISA Reform (Tuesday, May 20)


  1. Daphne Eviatar, NDAA Followup: Outcome on Amendments a Mixed Bag (Thursday, May 22)
  2. Daphne Eviatar, 5 Key NDAA Amendments to Watch For (Wednesday, May 21)

IV. Targeted Killing & Drones

  1. Marcy Wheeler, Guest Post: David Barron and the OTHER Missing Memos (Thursday, May 22)
  2. Ryan Goodman, Is the CIA Drone Program More Accurate than the DOD’s—and if so, why? (Tuesday, May 20)

V. Transparency

VI. Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS)

VII. Syria

  1. Beth Van Schaack, Options for Accountability in Syria (Thursday, May 22)
  2. Derek Jinks, Does the U.N. General Assembly have the authority to establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Syria? (Thursday, May 22)

VIII. Sri Lanka

  1. Beth Van Schaack, United States War Crimes Statute & Sri Lanka (Tuesday, May 20)
  2. Ryan Goodman, Sri Lanka’s Greatest War Criminal (Gotabaya) is a US Citizen: It’s Time to Hold Him Accountable (Monday, May 19)
  3. Ryan Goodman, Honor Roll of US Congressional Members Who’ve Stood for Accountability in Sri Lanka (Monday, May 19)