Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart was a fellow in New America's International Security program. He is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at The City University of New York and Senior Political Writer for The Daily Beast-Newsweek. His first book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. His latest book, The Crisis of Zionism, which expands his New York Review of Books essay, “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” will be published by Times Books in April 2012.

Beinart has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Time, Slate, Reader's Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he delivered the Theodore H. White Lecture at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

He has appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press," ABC's "This Week," "Charlie Rose," "The McLaughlin Group," "The Colbert Report," MTV, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and many other television and radio programs. Beinart graduated from Yale University in 1993, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduating from University College, Oxford with an M.Phil in International Relations, Beinart became The New Republic's managing editor in 1995. He became senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 served as the magazine's Editor. Beinart was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2007 to 2009.

He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
What Trump Got Right About Brussels

Right after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, Donald Trump did something bizarre. He spoke the truth.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
The Violence to Come

What will happen to American politics if, as now appears likely, the Republican Party nominates Donald Trump?


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Sanders, Trump, and the War Over American Exceptionalism

The two insurgents want to take America in radically different directions.


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Why America Is Moving Left

The liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
The Republican Conflation of ISIS and Immigration

Politically, this serves a purpose. But as public policy, it makes little sense.


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When It Comes to Iran, Bernie Sanders Is Less Naive Than You Might Think

Sanders is challenging the bipartisan foreign-policy consensus in the same way Obama did in 2008.


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Maybe If We Stop Talking About ISIS, They'd Just Go Away

According to Peter Beinart, Senior Fellow at New America, the best way to defeat ISIS is to not exaggerate the threat that it poses.


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Why Obama Is Standing by the Syrian Refugees

The president isn’t speaking to his opponents—he’s talking to history


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Jeb Bush’s ‘Serious’ Foreign Policy Is Not Serious

The Bush campaign offered what it said were well-thought-out, serious foreign-policy views on Monday. And they were insane.


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What Cheney Has Learned From History

Something revealing happened over the weekend on Fox News Sunday. Dick Cheney had stopped by to bash President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal a


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Face it: U.S. and Israel don't have the same interests

In the coming weeks, U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will both utter thousands of words about the Iran nuc


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Iran nuclear deal highlights limits of American exceptionalism

When critics focus incessantly on the gap between the present deal and a perfect one, what they’re really doing is blaming Obama for the fac