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...
The US government’s spin on Islamist violence—that the perpetrators aren’t Muslims—is both condescending and wrong.
Last week journalist Ilana Dayan interviewed President Obama on her popular Israeli prime-time investigative television program. This was the latest in the president’s campaign to take his case for a nuclear agreement with Iran -- and against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- directly to the people, particularly the Jewish people.
A horrific news report from Afghanistan brings to light a wide problem afflicting the American and Israeli way of war—but, no, it is not what you think.
By any reasonable measure, the Obama administration’s Middle East foreign policy is in disarray.
The heinous terrorist acts that darkened a brilliantly sunny day on Sept. 11, 2001, are considered the impetus for plunging the United States into what became the longest war in American history.
Marco Rubio was declared by many to be the "winner" of the fourth GOP presidential debate, on November 10. Herald Voice http://heraldvoice.com/2015/11/13/rand-paul-fights-rubio-youre-liberal-on-military-spending/
Peace with the Palestinians does not appear to be a high priority for ordinary Israelis or their political leaders these days. Nevertheless, reducing its role ruling over West Bank Palestinians remains vital to Israel’s long-term interests.
Shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration on Sunday that the Golan Heights “will forever remain in Israel’s hands,” presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) released a statement supporting Netanyahu’s stance.
On August 3, Wall Street Journal reporters Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee broke a story suggesting that contrary to longstanding U.S. policy, the Obama administration paid the Islamic Republic of Iran a ransom for the return of Americans held captive.
Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.
A fresh commitment to America’s founding principles and leadership in the cause of human rights.
The prospect for peace in the Middle East requires believing in miracles.
Masters of the art teach that subtlety, indirection, and on occasion mis-direction are crucial to successful diplomacy...
The Oslo Freedom Forum brought together some of the world’s leading minds to honor heroic survivors of political oppression and persecution this May 18-20 in Norway...
Several fascinating phenomena can be observed as U.S. President George W. Bush's term nears its end...
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may still salvage a shelf agreement - the articulation of a framework to inform future negotiations - before the next president takes office...
In recent years, a series of startling global developments has provoked a new round of thinking among students of international affairs about the international order and America's place in it...
According to recent opinion polls, roughly 70 percent of Israelis--and about 70 percent of Palestinians--believe that two states living side by side in peace is the just solution to the conflict between them...