Brookings Institution

For Support Of The Lawfare Blog

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Lawfare, a blog hosted by the Brookings Institution, has for six-and-a-half years led a serious public discussion of national security law and policy through reporting and analysis that is nonpartisan, useful, insightful, and timely. Brookings Senior Fellow Ben Wittes and Brookings Fellow Susan Hennessey co-edit the digital magazine, contribute to its content, and edit the contributions of experts in technology, conflict law, cybersecurity, digital privacy, surveillance, and executive and presidential power. Through this grant, Lawfare will expand its capacity and team to lead a technical, non-ideological discussion of national security issues for Lawfare’s hundreds of thousands of monthly readers.
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for support of senior fellowship  
In media through the decline of mainstream journalism, in politics through the decline of political parties, and in civic life through the decline of associations like civic groups and unions, the country has disempowered intermediaries and gatekeepers. The result, however, has been more chaos and less accountability in government and society. What’s the case for re-intermediating? How can institutions such as parties and mainstream media, and norms such as compromise and objectivity, be strengthened? Jonathan Rauch has been building the case for beleaguered institutions and middlemen in a populist age. This grant will help support his fellowship at the Brookings Institution.

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