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...
As Barack Obama begins his second term as president of the United States, the nation faces a range of formidable challenges at the intersection of which are national security and law.
The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the congressional proposals for immigration reform.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that, in the aftermath of the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon, a major debate has broken out over surveillance and targeted searches.
Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.
How “international law” invites a Spanish judge to pursue U.S. officials. By David Davenport.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Try KSM in an ordinary federal court in New York City? John Yoo calls this a “bonanza” for al-Qaeda. . . .
John Yoo describes how the idea of interrogation has evolved since George W. Bush left office. . . .
Andy McCarthy illustrates some of the differences between law enforcement and national security...
Is there a way to balance war and the “rule of law”?...
During the 20th century it was important that the law and the Allied war strategy were separate...
(28:05) Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book Discrimination and Disparities.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that in the aftermath of the terrorist bombing—no lesser word will do—at the Boston Marathon, a major debate has broken out over the proper law enforcement procedures in two key areas: general surveillance and targeted searches.
Andy McCarthy discusses jihad in America, underscoring the fact that “jihadists are very adept at exploiting the freedoms that are available to them in Western democracies.”...
Andrew McCarthy discusses his role in the prosecution of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who is now serving time for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center...
The government needs to adopt policies that let U.S. companies remain predominant in the global information economy.
How has 9/11 affected our society today? Shortly after 9/11, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed Milton Friedman on the economic impact of the September 11 attacks. The recording is titled “Economics and War: The Economic Impact of the War on Terrorism.” The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have already cost America thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damages. But those are only the direct costs. How severe and how lasting will the impact be on our economy as whole?