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Intelligence Reform: Life Imitates Fiction

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

The Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law is putting out a series of short essays, starting today, called “The Briefing: Secrecy and Accountability in the Digital Age.” Here is the Introduction to the series, by Peter Berkowitz. My contribution to the series, entitled “Intelligence Reform: Life Imitates Fiction,” opens as follows: We . . .
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Hoover Task Force Short Essays on “Second Term Challenges at the Intersection of National Security and Law”

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law is releasing a series of short essays entitled “Second Term Challenges at the Intersection of National Security and Law.” The task force, of which I and several other Lawfare contributors are members, is headed by Hoover’s Peter Berkowitz, who describes the project as follows: As Barack Obama . . .
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Lawfare Podcast Episode #10: Peter Berkowitz on Israel and the Laws of War

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution has a new book out, entitled Israel and the Struggle Over the International Laws of War. The book, which is very brief–more of a long essay, really–is an impassioned critique of the abuse of the laws of war by Israel’s critics in both international organizations and in the academy. . . .
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Berkowitz on Israel and the Laws of War

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Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Peter Berkowitz, a colleague at the Hoover Institution on National Security and Law, has a new book – Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War.  The book takes a critical look at the legal arguments underlying the Goldstone report and the Gaza flotilla controversy.  Peter says in his Introduction: “In both cases, . . .
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Heller Responds to Berkowitz on Legality of Iran Strike

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Kevin Jon Heller at Opinio Juris responds to Peter Berkowitz’s critique of Bruce Ackerman’s argument that a self-defensive attack on Iran would be unlawful.  Heller maintains that Berkowitz’s response is “unconvincing.”  I will try to weigh in to this debate later, but for now I would note that President Obama has already proclaimed that he is prepared at some point to use military . . .
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Peter Berkowitz Responds to Bruce Ackerman on the Legality of Intervention in Iran

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Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I recently noted Peter Berkowitz’s short piece on the legality of a military action against Iran.  Bruce Ackerman subsequently argued that such a strike “would be a violation of both international law and the U.S. Constitution.”  Berkowitz has now responded to Ackerman.  In addition to reviewing some precedents contrary to Ackerman’s position, Berkowitz notes that the Obama administration has (as . . .
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Peter Berkowitz on the Legal Rationale for a Preemptive Strike Against Iran

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

In an interview with Jeff Goldberg late last week, President Obama stated that a U.S. “military component” was on the table in response to Iran’s nuclear threat, and added that “as president of the United States, I don’t bluff.”  Peter Berkowitz has a pithy essay that makes what is to my mind a persuasive case . . .
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AEI Event on William Shawcross’s “Justice and the Enemy”

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

British journalist William Shawcross’s new book on Nuremberg and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Justice and the Enemy, continues to receive a great deal of attention (See Jack’s review here and Wells’s review here). Most recently, Peter Berkowitz has this essay in Policy Review. And yesterday, the American Enterprise Institute held a panel discussion of the book, . . .
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