I. ISIS and Iraq (including Authorization to Use Force)

  1. Marty Lederman, The Executive’s Initial Explanation of Domestic Law Authority for the Use of Force in Iraq (Friday, August 8)
  2. Jen Daskal and Steve Vladeck, How Not to Authorize Force Against ISIS: A Response to Jack Goldsmith (Friday, August 8)
  3. Ryan Goodman, President Authorizes Airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq—But how limited is it? (Friday, August 8)

II. Israel-Palestine and the Gaza Conflict

  1. Ryan Goodman and Sarah Knuckey, A Primer on the Laws of War that Apply to the Gaza Conflict (Monday, August 4)
  2. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Guest Post: Has Hamas Overplayed Its Lawfare Strategy? (Tuesday, August 5)
  3. Ryan Goodman, Who Does the New York Times Think is a Combatant in Gaza? (Wednesday, August 6)
  4. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, The Needle in the Haystack: Finding the Women, Peace and Security Norms in the Gaza Conflict (Thursday, August 7)
  5. Ryan Goodman, Resource: The Israeli Government’s Legal Position on Who is a “Combatant” in the Gaza Conflict (Friday, August 8)

III. SSCI Torture Report

IV. Executive — Accountability and Transparency

V. Surveillance, Privacy & Technology

  1. Steve Vladeck, Judge Bates (Unintentionally) Makes the Case for FISC Reform (Thursday, August 7)
  2. Ryan Goodman, Myth Busting?: NSA Mass Foreign Surveillance Over 30 Years Ago (Tuesday, August 5)

VI. Arms Control