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...
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In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Peter Bergen discuss the history and evolution of jihadist terrorist groups, their objectives, and the implications for international security.
H.R. McMaster in conversation with Peter Bergen on Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00am PT.
The Arab struggles may be new, but American goals are not. Three recent presidents laid the groundwork. By Peter Berkowitz.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, to examine the many issues facing the nation today.
Egypt’s minorities, long persecuted, are counting on the U.S. president to defend religious freedom.
To succeed in the war on terror, Philip Bobbitt insists, the West needs an entirely new conceptual framework.
By Peter Robinson.
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum...
We've had a full week now to adjust ourselves to the knowledge that the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee deemed President Barack Obama worthy of a Peace Prize...
With the publication of Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster, historians Martin and Annelise Anderson have once again swung their wrecking ball...
Recorded on July 16, 2015 - Hoover fellows Charles Hill and James Mattis discuss the Iran deal and the state of the world on Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. In their view the United States has handed over its leading role to Iran and provided a dowry along with it.
From his vantage point as the editor-in-chief of one of the most respected news magazines in the world, John Micklethwait discusses how this 150-year-old “newspaper” maintains its leadership position in the increasing precarious environment of print journalism. Along the way, he offers his job performance evaluation of Tony Blair and George Bush and is challenged to defend his previous assertion that “The conservative movement has become the dominant intellectual force in American politics.” (42:47) Video transcript
The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.
A special one-on-one interview with Vice President Mike Pence.
Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.
In the iconic movie Apocalypse Now, the protagonist, Captain Benjamin L. Willard (played by Martin Sheen), wakes up in a hotel nursing a massive hangover. “Saigon,” he grumbles. “Shit. Still in Saigon.” Forgive Americans for waking up today with a massive twenty-year hangover and muttering similar sentiments. Kabul has fallen, and the Taliban now rule Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the United States would remove all forces from Afghanistan by the end of August put at risk the lives of those Afghans who served with U.S. forces during two decades of conflict. Without American and NATO airpower, intelligence, and advisors, the Afghan National Security Forces are quickly losing ground to a surging Taliban.
Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy. Our next president could learn from Ike’s example. By J. William DeMarco.