Bruce Berkowitz

Biography: 

Bruce Berkowitz was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He is the author of several books about U.S. national security policy, including American Security (Yale University Press, 1986); Calculated Risks (Simon and Schuster, 1987); The New Face of War (Free Press, 2003); and Strategic Advantage: Challengers, Competitors, and Threats to America's Future (Georgetown University Press, 2008). He was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1983–4 and a research fellow from 2000 to 2008.

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Should We Send in the Marines—or the Cops?

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

In the post–Cold War era the line between national security and law enforcement has become increasingly blurred. Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz explains why this is a problem.

Analysis and Commentary

Preparing for the Computer Wars

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 13, 2001

The government needs to adopt policies that let U.S. companies remain predominant in the global information economy.

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The Pseudoscience of Global Warming

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

Environmentalists have convinced the public that global warming is looming. Yet the evidence is far from conclusive–and the proposed remedies are based on politics, not science. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

Keeping Secrets in the Digital Age

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

To prevent the transfer abroad of sensitive technology, the United States has imposed drastic export controls. They don’t work. Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz offers a more sensible approach.

Analysis and Commentary

Fixing U.S. Intelligence

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 19, 2001

Intelligence reform has usually produced more paper and process than action.

Secrecy and Security

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

When teenagers have proven they can hack into Pentagon computers, how can we ever hope to protect our vital national secrets? Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz outlines a security regime for the information age.

Microsoft’s Future—and Ours

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Justice Department’s attempt to break up Microsoft is not only misguided on economic grounds—it could actually put our national security at risk. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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