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...
Masters of the art teach that subtlety, indirection, and on occasion mis-direction are crucial to successful diplomacy...
The controversy sparked by the Sept. 15, 2009, publication of the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, otherwise known as the Goldstone Report, may appear to exclusively concern the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. . . .
Don't be misled by how little was said about Iran in the major speeches recently delivered by President Barack Obama at Cairo University and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Bar-Ilan University...
What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.
The Arab struggles may be new, but American goals are not. Three recent presidents laid the groundwork. By Peter Berkowitz.
The Obama administration is acting—publicly, at least—as if Israeli settlements were the only obstacle to Mideast peace. It will never be that simple. By Peter Berkowitz.
November 9th marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — and the precipitous disintegration of the tyrannical Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and its East Block gulags.
Egypt’s minorities, long persecuted, are counting on the U.S. president to defend religious freedom.
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
To succeed in the war on terror, Philip Bobbitt insists, the West needs an entirely new conceptual framework.
By Peter Robinson.
Ronald Reagan gets all the credit among conservatives for ending the Cold War, but recall that it was his successor, former President George H.W. Bush, loathed by conservatives, who actually handled the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Empire and got very little credit for it...
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...
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.
A historical overview of networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.
The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.
Haley Barbour and C. Boyden Gray reminisce about the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush's presidency and how future generations will remember him.
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.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
Some economists can’t see mankind for the math. The latest Nobel Prize went to two who focus on how humans actually behave. By David R. Henderson.