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Louis René Beres is Emeritus Professor of International Law at Purdue University and author of twelve books and several hundred articles on nuclear strategy and nuclear war. His newest book is Surviving Amid Chaos: Israel’s Nuclear Strategy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

ARTICLES BY: Louis René Beres

July 18, 2018 12:43 pm

After Helsinki, US Abandons Its Legal Obligations in Syria

Among several noteworthy and interrelated Helsinki summit policy derelictions -- most obviously, Vladimir Putin’s still unpunished aggressions in Crimea -- US President Donald Trump chose to ignore America’s...

July 2, 2018 11:39 am

Lamed-Vav and the Danger of Donald

Whatever else Donald Trump might believe, the state of our American union is deeply intertwined with the state of our world. There is no getting...

June 28, 2018 7:14 am

US Foreign Policy Cannot Ignore Human Rights

US President Donald Trump traveled to Singapore to negotiate nuclear issues, not to discuss North Korean violations of basic human rights. Still, any such willful...

May 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Why Trump’s Policies Will Ultimately Harm Israel

"Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition...

May 1, 2018 8:25 am

How the World Could See the End of War

"Where will it end? When will it all be lulled back into sleep, and cease, the bloody hatred, the destruction?" -- Aeschylus (Oresteia), presenting the ending of Agamemnon. The...

April 26, 2018 11:28 am

The US Must Maintain Nuclear Deterrence, Not Try to Disarm North Korea

"Deterrence is concerned with influencing the choices that another party will make, and doing it by influencing his expectations of how we will behave." -- Thomas...

April 25, 2018 8:03 am

International Law and WMD Attacks on Israel

In the years ahead, Israel could face the growing prospect of WMD terrorism, i.e., attacks involving chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons. In this context,...

April 16, 2018 9:30 am

The US, Russia, and Syria — What to Worry About Next

"Where there were great military actions, there lies whitening now the jawbone of an ass." - Saint-John Perse (French poet, 1887-1975) More than likely, the recent allied...

April 13, 2018 12:03 pm

A US-Russia Military Encounter in Syria: Implications for Israel

For the most part, Israel has always been able to identify and manage its own particular involvements with Syria, regarding both the incessantly criminal regime...

April 10, 2018 7:53 am

Donald Trump, Syria, and the Prevention of Genocide

President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to get out of Syria "very soon." This would run counter to America's urgent obligations under binding international law. Moreover, because these...

April 3, 2018 2:04 pm

Donald Trump and the Cry of the Crowd

"The crowd," observed the 19th-century Danish philosopher Sören Kierkegaard, "is untruth." In these United States, nothing could possibly be more apparent or confirmative. Here, the presidency...

March 29, 2018 2:16 pm

Iranian Nuclear Weapons and ‘Palestine’ — Twin Dangers for Israel

"I think, therefore I am." -- René Descartes, Discourse on Method Although difficult to calibrate or measure, Iranian nuclearization and Palestinian statehood are likely progressing at...

March 27, 2018 11:27 am

Improving Israeli Military Strategy Through Avant Garde Analysis

One normally thinks of the avant garde with reference to artistic exploration, but it can also be applied to other fields of human learning, including military strategy. A...

March 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Donald Trump Is a Danger to the US — and the World

"As to dangers arising from an irrational American president, the best protection is not to elect one." -- From a March 14, 1976 personal letter from General Taylor,...


Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...


Austrian Jewish Leader Says Proposed Kosher Meat Restrictions Are Reminisce...

The head of Vienna's Jewish community has compared a proposal that would require Jews to register with the government in order...


US Jewish Leaders Call for Global Condemnation of Hamas for ‘Eco-Terr...

Hamas must be castigated globally for the kite bomb and incendiary balloon attacks it has been conducting against Israel in...

Middle East

Turkish Court Rules to Keep US Pastor in Jail as Trial Continues

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift between the...