William "Bill" Kristol (born December 23, 1952) is an American neo-conservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor-at-large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks.
Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks. He was chairman of the New Citizenship Project from 1997 to 2005. In 1997, he co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with Robert Kagan. He is a member of the board of trustees for the free-market Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a director of the Foreign Policy Initiative. He is also one of the three board members of Keep America Safe, a think tank co-founded by Liz Cheney and Debra Burlingame, and serves on the board of the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Susan B. Anthony List. He has featured in a web program of the Foundation for Constitutional Government, Conversations with Bill Kristol, since 2014. Kristol was a vocal supporter of the Never Trump movement. Although an ardent Republican in the past, Kristol opposes Donald Trump and has criticized what he calls the "Trumpified Republican Party."