International Law: LOAC

Lawfare Podcast Episode #10: Peter Berkowitz on Israel and the Laws of War

By Benjamin Wittes
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 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. Peter runs the Hoover Institution's Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law, of which I am several other people associated with this blog are members. He's also--full disclosure--one my closest personal friends. He took a break from his almost unspeakable travel schedule yesterday to stop by Brookings and chat about his book.