Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War shows how Israel stands on the frontlines of a new struggle over the international laws of war and exposes abuses of law that have been promulgated by international human rights lawyers, UN bodies, and intellectuals to circumscribe illegitimately the right of liberal democracies to defend themselves against transnational terrorists. For more information visit http://www.hooverpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1573.
The Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law met at the Hoover Institution on Thursday, January 5, 2012, to discuss the pressing challenges the United States confronts as it seeks, consistent with the Constitution and the international laws of war, to defend the nation and, where necessary, wage war.
The Hoover Institution’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law, which examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and American constitutional law with a view to promoting proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home, met June 10 and 11.
Hoover’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law holds inaugural dinner, discussion of legal issues surrounding terrorism
Members of the Hoover Institution’s recently established Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law held their inaugural dinner January 10 during which the formation and goals of the new task force were discussed.
A book party to signal the debut of Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, by the Honorable Richard A. Posner, was held June 7 in Washington, D.C.
As Barack Obama begins his second term as president of the United States, the nation faces a range of formidable challenges at the intersection of which are national security and law.
In this edition, members of the Hoover Institution’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law deftly explore the complex considerations—technological, legal, political, and strategic—that should inform government’s ability to conduct electronic surveillance and keep secrets while protecting citizens’ rights and ensuring democratic accountability.
Hoover Institution: In Uncertain Shield Richard A. Posner Examines U.S. Intelligence Efforts since 9/11
Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick debate the bombing of Hiroshima in a new documentary titled The Bomb. Although most people believe that the bomb was necessary to end World War II, Stone and Kuznick think that it wasn’t, explaining their reasoning using recently unclassified documents and archival findings. The showing of the documentary will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013, in the Lane History Corner, Stanford University. Click here for more information.
An episode of political violence in London a hundred years ago, featuring a cast of characters including revolutionaries from the Russian Empire, Winston Churchill, and the czarist secret police (the Okhrana) is in the news again, at least in Latvia, where the revolutionaries came from. The episode, known as the Siege of Sidney Street, has never completely disappeared from popular folklore in London, even figuring as part of the inspiration for an Alfred Hitchcock film (The Man Who Knew Too Much). Despite its notoriety, the incident has faded from history, eclipsed first by the outbreak of World War I and by much larger events such as the 1917 Russian revolution.
Anthony Kröner’s just-published biography of the last commander of the anti-Bolshevik forces of southern Russia, General Peter Wrangel (Petr NikolaevichVrangel’), entitled The White Knight of the Black Sea, is a carefully researched and well-written account of the life of one of the most fascinating military leaders of twentieth-century Russia. Kröner conducted research in numerous repositories around the world, but the bulk of his research was done at the Hoover Institution Archives, which holds the Vrangel’ collection (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf0m3n97fc.
Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong: The Uncommon Knowledge With Peter Robinson Interviews
Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong entrepreneur and pro-democracy activist, has been arrested this week for “violating” new national security laws imposed by the Communist Party of China. The Hoover Institution was fortunate to host Mr. Lai before a live audience at its October 2019 retreat and on June 9, 2020 for a special edition of Uncommon Knowledge following his arrest in May for defying a police ban and participating in demonstrations against Beijing.
John Batchelor, host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show, which is broadcast by WABC radio in New York, took his program on the road to the Hoover Institution to tape an hour-long program in front of a live studio audience. A number of Hoover fellows, addressing a wide variety of topics, were featured on recent Batchelor Radio Show programs.
The 2016 Fall Retreat, which took place during October 16–18, the talks were for the first time organized around a single theme: American exceptionalism.