Speaker profile: Dr. Peter Brookes

Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs
Heritage Foundation

Dr. Peter Brookes
Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs
The Heritage Foundation

As a senior fellow, Dr. Brookes develops and communicates Heritage’s stance on foreign policy and national security affairs through media appearances, research, published articles, congressional testimony and speaking engagements.

An award-winning commentator, he’s made some 3,500 appearances on TV and radio, appearing on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, FOX Business, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, BBC, Sky News, among other domestic and foreign broadcasts. Dr. Brookes had his own radio show in Washington, D.C. and hosted major market talk radio programs, including XM. He’s been quoted by many of the world’s largest newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Brookes is also a prolific writer on international affairs. Over the past 15 years, he’s been a foreign policy columnist for both the Boston Herald and the New York Post. He’s also been a contributing editor at Armed Forces Journal and Townhall Magazine. Dr. Brookes has more than 500 published articles in nearly 100 domestic and foreign newspapers, journals, magazines and books, including four magazine cover stories. He’s the author of: A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Rogue States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

Dr. Brookes served five, two-year term as a member of the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, appointed by two different Speakers of the House of Representatives, contributing to annual reports to Congress 2006-2016. He’s on the national advisory board of the Steamboat Institute (Steamboat Springs, CO).

Dr. Brookes has testified 10 times before six different Senate and House of Representatives committees as both a public official and a private citizen. He is also a frequent public speaker around the country and the world, making more than 200 addresses in 26 U.S. states (plus D.C.) and 25 countries, including State Department public diplomacy speaking programs in Japan, Germany, Australia, Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.