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Scott R. Anderson

Brookings Institution

Scott R. Anderson is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, a senior fellow at Columbia Law School, and a senior editor for the online publication Lawfare. He previously served as an attorney-adviser with the U.S. Department of State and as the legal advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Congress Still Needs to Protect America’s NATO Membership

Trump was closer than anyone realized to pulling the U.S. out of NATO. Lawmakers must ensure that never happens without them.


Where is Trump’s Missing War Powers Report?

The administration is ignoring its legal requirement to explain how it would use military force, and undermining Congress in the process.


To Prove Trump’s Bad Faith, Don’t Argue Policy. Show He Subverted the Process.

On Ukraine, the president dodged processes designed to ensure that U.S. foreign policy serves the public interest.


Why Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Might Be Unconstitutional

No one really knows who gets to cancel treaties, but courts may defer to a Congress that prefers not to.