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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 15, 2019 7:44 am
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What Happens to Israel if the US and Iran Go to War?

On core matters of  peace and security, two closely interrelated questions must be asked and answered, capably: What precisely does Donald Trump have in mind...

July 21, 2019 8:45 am
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‘America First’ Is an Anti-American Doctrine

In the 17th century, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes warned famously against anarchy in world politics, a condition that he associated with a “war of all...

July 8, 2019 6:57 am
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America, Iran and ‘Anticipatory Self-Defense’

"Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration.” - President Donald Trump,...

May 21, 2019 7:40 am
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Saving America: Donald Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Illness

Despite endless reassurances to the contrary, America’s core problems can never be fixed by ritualized political activity or elections. In essence, no American government --...

April 14, 2019 4:43 am
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After the Mueller Report

Donald Trump remains oddly deferential to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the growing animosity between Washington and Moscow. Both international and US law unequivocally require...

April 1, 2019 9:22 am
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Alliances With Dictators Won’t Benefit Israel

The world’s leading states have long believed in certain alleged benefits of realpolitik, or power politics. Although such traditional patterns of thinking would normally appear...

March 18, 2019 10:03 am
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When an American President Undermines National Security

From his first day on the job, President Donald Trump has created impediments to American security. His disjointed policies have brought the United States unprecedented...

March 10, 2019 7:08 am
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Does Trump’s Lack of Critical Thinking Undermine US Security?

The core problems of American national security are not about weapons or tactics. Those complex problems can never be resolved simply by ramping up lethal...

February 18, 2019 11:15 am
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Can Donald Trump Be Trusted With America’s Nuclear Weapons?

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” (Albert Einstein, May 1946) Albert Einstein,...

January 29, 2019 5:32 am
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Donald Trump: It Can Happen Here

Times are changing. In 1960, when I was still in high school, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. Immediately and intelligently,...

January 17, 2019 7:50 am
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How Saving Israel from Terrorism Could Save the World

For Islamist and jihadist fighters around the world -- ISIS, Hamas, it generally makes little actual difference -- terrorism represents a sacred form of religious...

January 3, 2019 6:48 am
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Radical Islam: Terrorism as Power Over Death

Opposing terrorism, especially jihadist terror, has become a continuous security obligation for the US, Europe, and of course Israel. Still, too little serious analytic attention...

January 2, 2019 8:40 am
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Iranian Nuclear Weapons and ‘Palestine’: Dangers for Israel

For keen observers of world politics, a key concept must be “synergy.” Here, where the “whole” of certain global intersections could sometime be greater than...

December 18, 2018 4:08 pm
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Message to UN and Europe: Palestinian Terrorism Always Violates International Law

There can never be any greater form of power in world politics than power over death. Paradoxically, this pre-eminent form of power is almost entirely unrecognized by...

Culture

Actress Alex Borstein Dedicates Emmy Win to Her Holocaust Survivor Grandmother

Jewish actress Alex Borstein, who won the Emmy on Sunday for best supporting...

Famed Boxer Many Pacquiao Speaks Hebrew, Talks Judaism in Meeting With Jewish Travel Vlogger

A Jewish travel vlogger met with legendary professional Filipino boxer Manny...

‘Miracle Team Israel:’ On the Road to Competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JNS.org - When the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, baseball...

Features

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best friends wanted to hold events...

Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit

JNS.org - Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director...

World

Jewish Pro-Palestinian Activist at UK Labour Conference Hails Corbyn, Claim...

A Jewish pro-Palestinian activist and member of the UK Labour party hailed leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party’s annual conference...

Israel

Seeking Unity, Israeli President Rivlin Hosts Gantz-Netanyahu Meeting: R...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sought on Monday to break the political gridlock besetting his country, hosting the heads of the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to Restore Full Oil Output by Next Week: Source

Saudi Arabia has restored more than 75 percent of crude output lost after attacks on its facilities and will return to full volumes by early next week, a source briefed...

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