In a nuclear Iran, could we count on a democratic counterrevolution? Hardly.Why we may have to impose a naval blockade instead. By Shmuel Bar and Peter Berkowitz.
The Tea Party’s enthusiastic response to Republicans’ willingness to shut down the government rather than fund Obamacare returned attention to a counterproductive instinct among conservatism’s rambunctious g
Peter Berkowitz on The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays edited by George A Panichas
“Every age has its own kind of war,” Clausewitz prognosticated in the early 19th century.[i] And the corollary is that every age has its own kind of intelligence requirements and seductions.
The government often does a poor job of defending its most secret intelligence programs when they become public through leaks. There are some obvious and largely structural reasons for this, including that the agencies conducting the programs are not designed for public relat
There is clearly an obligation of accountability by states to their own citizens.
In recent years, consumed by the war against al Qaeda, we have addressed secrecy and accountability in a homegrown way — concerned with information the American executive branch has kept to itself, what was shared with the Congress (though a transcript is often not made at the
Press publication of selections from Edward Snowden's purloined National Security Agency documents has focused attention on issues of surveillance. In the months and years before those May 2013 revelations, however, the secrecy and accountability debate focused on drone warfa
Principals reviewing intelligence collection should reinstitute use of the so-called "Front-Page Rule," said President Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technol
How big a deal is the revelation of widespread National Security Agency data mining operations directed at our European allies, or the NSA listening in on the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?
Peter Berkowitz on The Way to Win: Taking The White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris
As Barack Obama begins his second term as president of the United States, the nation confronts a range of formidable challenges at the intersection of national security and law.
An Israeli preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is fraught with immediate and long-term ramifications.