Hoover Institution: Security by the Book

29 EpisodesProduced by Hoover Institution

A podcast series features monthly interviews with authors of important, new national security-oriented books and publications. Interviews are conducted by Jack Goldsmith or Benjamin Wittes, the cochairs of Hoover’s Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law, and take place before a live… read more

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Habeas Corpus In Wartime With Amanda Tyler

May 16th, 2018

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Habeas Corpus in Wartime with Amanda Tyler" on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST.

In her new book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime, Amanda Tyler traces the …

A Discussion Of Tim Maurer's New Book: Cyber Mercenaries

May 16th, 2018

The Hoover Institution hosts "'A Discussion of Tim Maurer's New Book: Cyber Mercenaries" on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST.

Tim Maurer's new book, Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers and Power, is an …

A discussion with Niall Ferguson on The Square and the Tower

March 19th, 2018

Recorded on March 14, 2018

The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in new book “The Square and the Tower,” historian and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson argues that …

Featuring Amy Chua

March 16th, 2018

The Hoover Institution hosted "'Security by the Book featuring Amy Chua" on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

In her newest book, Chua …

Max Boot's New Book, The Road Not Taken

March 8th, 2018

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Max Boot's new book, 'The Road Not Taken,'" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

Max Boot's new book, "The Road Not Taken" chronicles the life of …

Listening In: Cybersecurity In An Insecure Age

November 2nd, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosts "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age" on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

Ben Wittes joined author Susan Landau, author of Listening In: Cybersecurity in an …

The Internationalists: How A Radical Plan To Outlaw War Remade The World

September 22nd, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World" on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00pm - …

Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

July 14th, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?" on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm …

The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, And Plutocrats Are Transforming The Marketplace Of Ideas

June 16th, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas" on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

The Hoover Institution's …

Oppose Any Foe: The Rise Of America's Special Operations Forces

May 3rd, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America's Special Operations Forces" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue In The Shadow Of The NSA-Affair

April 18th, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair" on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00pm …

The Way Of The Strangers: Encounters With The Islamic State

March 28th, 2017

The Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office held a discussion with author …

How America Lost Its Secrets

February 2nd, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosts a discussion on "How America Lost its Secrets" with author Edward Epstein on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5:00pm - …

The Drone Memos

January 9th, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Drone Memos" on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

The Hoover Institution's National Security, …

Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, And The CIA

December 7th, 2016

The Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office, invite you to a discussion …

Soldiers On The Homefront: The Domestic Role Of The American Military

November 14th, 2016

The Hoover Institution hosted "Soldiers on the Homefront: The Domestic Role of the American Military" on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5:00pm - …

The President's Book Of Secrets: The Untold Story Of Intelligence Briefings To America's Presidents From Kennedy To Obama

October 13th, 2016

The Hoover Institution's National Security, and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office, invite you to a discussion on the unique relationship between the President and the intelligence community. …

How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything: Tales From The Pentagon

September 28th, 2016

The Hoover Institution hosts "How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything: Tales From The Pentagon" on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Hoover working group member and senior fellow at …

Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers And The Secret Intelligence War Against The Soviet Union

July 13th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Stephen Budiansky

Benjamin Wittes interviews author Stephen Budiansky on his new book, Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union. The …

Dark Territory: The Secret History Of Cyber War

June 15th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Fred Kaplan

Benjamin Wittes interviews author Fred Kaplan on his new book, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. The interview takes a look at the past, present, and future of …

Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

May 11th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Jefferson Powell

Jack Goldsmith’s interview with Jefferson Powell on his new book, Targeting Americans: The …

Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

April 26th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Juliette Kayyem

Jack Goldsmith interviews author Juliette Kayyem on her new book, Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to …

The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

March 28th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Adam Segal

Jack Goldsmith interviews Adam Segal about his new book, The Hacked World Order, which begins at what Segal …

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

March 11th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: General Michael Hayden

Benjamin Wittes interviews General Michael Hayden on his book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, where Hayden provides an inside look at …

Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

February 17th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Orde Kittrie

Jack Goldsmith interviews Orde Kittrie on his new book, Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War, examining the …

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield

January 19th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Gaylor Tzemach Lemmon

Benjamin Wittes interviews Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on her new book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of …

Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet

December 2nd, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Edward Lucas

Benjamin Wittes interviews Edward Lucas on his new book, Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet where Lucas discusses the rapid increase in cybercrime, the …

Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency

November 10th, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Charlie Savage

Jack Goldsmith interviews Charlie Savage on his new book, Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 …

The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State and Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

October 21st, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: William McCants and Joby Warrick

Benjamin Wittes interviews William McCants and Joby Warrick on their new books, The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the …

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