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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


September 20, 2018 11:23 am
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The Seductive Appeal of Jihadist Terror in Israel — and Around the World

While the professional literature on terrorism and counter-terrorism devotes considerable attention to martyrdom and jihad, not much has pertained to critically underlying promises of immortality....

September 3, 2018 1:34 pm
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Why ‘America First’ Will Never Protect America

In the 17th century, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes famously warned against growing conditions of anarchy in world politics, conditions that he associated with a devastating...

August 27, 2018 8:21 am
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The Deteriorating Trump Presidency: The Risk of Nuclear War

At a moment when the Trump presidency is plainly in steep decline, the ultimate hazard remains a nuclear incident. In essence, there are now various...

August 26, 2018 8:17 am
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A Way Toward a Better World

In the introduction to his eccentric but still magisterial The Decline of the West (1918), Oswald Spengler acknowledges the inspirational “philosophy of Goethe.” More precisely,...

August 20, 2018 7:44 am
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Why ‘Palestine’ Would Be a Dangerous Fiction

“The first general law, which is to be found in the very end of the society of Nations, is that each Nation should contribute as...

July 31, 2018 5:59 pm
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Donald Trump Shamefully Whitewashes North Korean Human Rights Abuses

US President Donald Trump traveled to Singapore to negotiate urgent nuclear matters and not to discuss North Korean violations of basic human rights. Nonetheless, any...

July 29, 2018 4:02 pm
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Would Donald Trump Actually Use the Bomb?

After the Helsinki Summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, certain fearful matters of “high politics” in American diplomacy are discussed only...

July 18, 2018 12:43 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...

Israel

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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