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...
Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Real Clear Politics article "The Obama Doctrine: A Recipe for Failure Overseas." Despite this administration’s engagement with Iran, reset with Russia, and pivot to Asia, leaders in Tehran, Moscow, and Beijing continue to view America as an impediment to their regional ambitions. All three nations have grown more assertive during Obama’s tenure.
On Monday, August 26th, the State Department announced Hoover Senior Fellow, Peter Berkowitz would take on the role as the head of policy planning, a post that puts him in charge of long-term strategic thinking for the department.
Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation by Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz
Hoover Institution Press released Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation, by Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz contends that constitutional conservatism encompasses a distinguished tradition of defending liberty that stretches from the great eighteenth century British statesman Edmund Burke through the authoritative exposition of the Constitution in The Federalist to the high points of post-World War II American conservatism.
Alex Wayne, Bloomberg. Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Kenneth Anderson, Hoover. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover & WSJ.
Larry Kudlow, CNBC; Brett Arends, WSJ; Sudeep Reddy, WSJ; Peter Berkowitz, Hoover; Paul Gragory, Hoover.
Guests: Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Dennis de Jong, Bloomberg. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Dennis Berman, WSJ.
The former State Department policy director thinks Trump’s legacy is now trashed, but is sticking behind the ex-secretary of state’s moves he helped craft on Israel, Iran and more.
A well-designed constitution protects individual freedoms by preventing the abuse of power by the government. Each branch of government acts to check and balance the other branches of government. The real protection of our freedoms is the prevention of abuses of power through the wise structure of the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary.
Politics and Law Scholar Peter Berkowitz Examines the Politicization of the Laws of War in Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War (Hoover Institution Press)
Hoover Institution Press released Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War by Hoover senior fellow Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz defends the international laws of war by exposing the flawed assumptions and defective claims that have gained currency from The Goldstone Report (2009 Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission) and the Gaza Flotilla controversy. In both instances, Berkowitz argues, accusations of unlawful conduct directed at Israel by official bodies of the United Nations, European states, Arab states, and Turkey that relied more on bluster and the determination to gain political advantage than on sound legal analysis. In both cases those accusations worked to criminalize not only Israel’s legitimate right of self-defense but all liberal democracies’ right to defend themselves against transnational terror.
In August 2019, Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, was appointed director of the Policy Planning Staff in the office of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He previously served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff.
Although conservatives may all look alike to their critics, they disagree among themselves about what it means to be a conservative and who is entitled to bear the name.
Guests: Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Ken Croswell, Scientific American. Gregory Copley, author, UnCivilization.