Pete Hoekstra

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra (retired), served 18 years in Congress and was Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004-07. He is a Senior Fellow with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is the author of "Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya." He can be reached by email at

Writings by Pete Hoekstra

Articles, Blog

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Title Publication Date
We May Have Left Afghanistan, Mr. President, But We Are Still at War IPT News September 23, 2021
"Wokeism" Energizes Antisemitism IPT News April 26, 2021
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News Discussing the Foiled Terror Attack in Belgium Interview on Fox News June 20, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox Business About the Significance of the Travel Ban Interview on Fox Business Network June 5, 2017
Time for honesty about London: We are losing the fight against radical Islam Fox News June 5, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News: Intel Community Overwhelmed, Immigration Policies Partially to Blame Interview on Fox News June 4, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News: Islamic Terrorists are Gaining Ground Interview on Fox News June 4, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News discussing IPT's 2016 terrorism trends study and how the London attacks fit the trend Interview on Fox News June 4, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News explains that evidence of increasing radical Islam is "very, very obvious" Interview on Fox News June 4, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News: ISIS and Intel in the UK Interview on Fox News June 3, 2017
Pete Hoekstra on Fox News: Reaction to the London Terror Attacks Interview on Fox News June 3, 2017
IPT's Pete Hoekstra on Fox News on the FBI translator who married the ISIS fighter she was investigating Interview on Fox News May 2, 2017
Pete Hoekstra: Our intel officers take great risks for us. We can't let one of them wind up in an Italian jail Fox News January 12, 2017
Pete Hoekstra: US Intel Is Fighting Blind Against ISIS Newsmax November 4, 2016
Obama Administration Underestimates Terror Newsmax October 17, 2016
Obama rolls dice on foreign policy in secretive presidential directive Washington Examiner October 3, 2016
A final footnote on Gadhafi (9 comments) Washington Examiner July 12, 2016
Obama administration's absurd priorities (3 comments) June 17, 2016
Islamists Tighten Grip in Africa Newsmax June 15, 2016
Why can't Obama just tell Americans the truth about the Orlando attack and radical Islam? (8 comments) June 13, 2016
PC Policies in Brussels Threaten US Safety as Well Newsmax May 2016
Is It Back to Square One for Libya? (1 comment) U.S. News & World Report April 29, 2016
Pompeo Correct to Speak out about Islamic Speaker (2 comments) The Wichita Eagle April 12, 2016
Students Can't Remember A Past They Never Learned (2 comments) The Daily Caller April 5, 2016
ISIS Caliphate in Libya Spreading Terror throughout Africa IPT News April 1, 2016
Islamist violence threatens Judeo-Christian civilization Fox News April 1, 2016
NYT Acknowledges Findings on Rise of ISIS in Europe (1 comment) IPT News March 30, 2016
Global Islamist Terror Surges in Lethality, Focus March 28, 2016
Islamist Terror Growing in Lethality and Geography, IPT Analysis Finds (8 comments) IPT News March 28, 2016
Anger Over Belgium Will Cost Leaders at the Polls Newsmax March 24, 2016
Pete Hoekstra interviewed on Fox News Channel (1 comment) Fox News Channel March 23, 2016
Pete Hoekstra on NewsmaxTV discussing the attacks in Brussels NewsmaxTV March 22, 2016
Pete Hoekstra on BloombergTV discussing the terror attacks in Belgium Interview on BloombergTV March 22, 2016
IPT's Pete Hoekstra discussing the terror attacks in Belgium Interview on WMAL - Mornings On The Mall March 22, 2016
Protesters Violently Riot Over Protected Political Speech (1 comment) Daily Caller March 14, 2016
ISIS Targets Jordan With Death and Destruction Newsmax March 3, 2016
Profane hatred blossoms on campus (2 comments) Washington Times February 28, 2016
Libya disaster: Have Western leaders learned anything? Fox News February 19, 2016
Obama's reckless foreign policy has put Israel in dire jeopardy Sacramento Bee February 18, 2016
ISIS Leader Moves to Libya (1 comment) IPT News February 16, 2016
Questions for Obama's first U.S. mosque visit Washington Examiner February 3, 2016
EXCLUSIVE – Pete Hoekstra: NSA Spying on Congress Requires Suspending State of the Union Invite (3 comments) January 4, 2016
New evidence reinforces CAIR's Islamist history WND December 22, 2015
Breaking from the U.S., the U.K. Condemns the Muslim Brotherhood, Calling It a Terrorist Group (4 comments) National Review December 22, 2015
The West Can Defeat ISIS – but What Comes Next? Fiscal Times December 8, 2015
San Bernardino Murders Expose Failure to Address Radical Islam (4 comments) IPT News December 4, 2015
NYT, Sputnik Agree with Hoekstra's 'Architects of Disaster' (1 comment) IPT News December 3, 2015
Hoekstra on NewsmaxTV: American Concerns About Terror Threats Well Grounded NewsmaxTV November 30, 2015
Claims Of CENTCOM Cooking The Books On ISIS Intel Show We Need New Whistleblower Protections Daily Caller November 30, 2015
Imposing Our Idea of Order in Mideast Doesn't Work (1 comment) Newsmax November 24, 2015
IPT's Pete Hoekstra on CNN: We Are Approaching War (2 comments) CNN November 20, 2015
Hoekstra: Vetting Syrian Refugees Poses Unparalleled Challenges Rick Jensen radio show, WDEL November 17, 2015
Jihadists Crippling the West from Within (3 comments) American Thinker November 17, 2015
Hoekstra Talks Failing U.S. Policy Toward Defeating ISIS (1 comment) Lars Larson radio show November 16, 2015
Someone Tell The President We Can't Fight Radical Islam By Being Politically Correct (7 comments) Forbes November 16, 2015
Hoekstra Responds to 'Bizarre' White House Attack on "Architects of Disaster" NewsmaxTV November 12, 2015
Hoekstra: Declaration of War Against ISIS Would Clarify Enemy, How to Defeat It NewsmaxTV November 11, 2015
Obama has the wrong strategy on Syria (1 comment) CNBC November 11, 2015
IPT's Pete Hoekstra interviewed on Possible ISIS bombing of Russian Plane (1 comment) Newsmax November 4, 2015
Pete Hoekstra at The Heritage Foundation discussing his new book 'Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya' The Heritage Foundation November 2, 2015
Hoekstra: Five questions for the Democratic candidates Detroit News October 20, 2015
Shariah Incompatible With the Constitution (4 comments) IPT News October 6, 2015
Refugee Crisis Demands Coherent Foreign Policy IPT News September 22, 2015
Beheaded Christian Doesn't Regret Faith (3 comments) The Daily Caller May 15, 2015
IPT Shillman Fellow Pete Hoekstra on SiriusXM POTUS: Get U.S. allies equipment, training to defeat ISIS Interview on SiriusXM POTUS February 18, 2015
IPT Shillman Fellow Pete Hoekstra: Western leaders refuse to address enduring threat from radical Islam Interview on Sun News Canada January 12, 2015
IPT Shillman Fellow Pete Hoekstra On Fox Business: Sydney Islamist Terrorist been on Radar since 2007 Interview on Fox Business Network December 15, 2014
Iran Bent on Supporting Islamist Terror During Nuclear Talks (3 comments) IPT News March 11, 2014

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
New Report Confirms IPT Analysis on Spread of Islamist Terror For The Record - The IPT Blog June 22, 2016
CAIR's Identity Problem (1 comment) For The Record - The IPT Blog November 24, 2015