Task Forces and Working Groups
Task Forces and Working Groups
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Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law: Op-eds and Articles

May 4, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Policing Terrorism

Why are the principles of federalism absent from national security policy?...
March 30, 2012 | Policy Review

Reconsidering the Arab Spring

Peter Berkowitz on The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East by Kenneth M. Pollack, et al...
March 21, 2012 | Slate

How Obama Learned To Love Military Commissions

At least one good thing came out of the war on terror: We now know that military commissions are the right solution to a tough problem...
March 11, 2012 | Real Clear Politics

A Misreading of Law and History on Preemptive Strikes

Liberalism these days seems to encourage an illiberal and anti-democratic tendency to turn hard questions of morality and politics into easy questions of law...
March 2, 2012 | Real Clear Politics

Would a Military Strike Against Iran Be Legal?

Having the law on their side as they grapple with the momentous decision is for [Israel and Iran] -- the leaders and the people -- a strategic and political asset...
February 16, 2012 | Washington Post

Legitimization of counterterrorism policies

...[O]ur constitutional system of checks and balances has worked extraordinarily well in the last decade to legitimize these policies and to generate a national consensus in support of them...
February 2, 2012 | Real Clear Politics

Peace Talks Stymied, But West Bank Progress Can Be Made

Although continued stalemate is not surprising, it is bad news and reflects the need for another approach...
February 1, 2012 | Policy Review

Shawcross on Terror

Peter Berkowitz on Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad by William Shawcross...
December 5, 2011 | Council on Foreign Relations

A Problematic Terrorist Detention Bill

The National Defense Authorization Act, facing intensifying debate this week on Capitol Hill, contains complex and controversial detainee provisions...
November 29, 2011 | Foreign Affairs

Talking Tough to Pakistan

Washington must tell Islamabad to start cooperating or lose its aid and face outright isolation...