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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


December 9, 2019 7:12 am
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US Foreign Policy Threats to Israel’s National Security: Strategic Imperatives for Jerusalem

Though US President Donald Trump describes himself as pro-Israel, any serious analytic assessment of his foreign policies would point toward a different conclusion. On the...

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...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

US Sets Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases During New Surge

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the...

Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Says Anti-Hezbollah Efforts ‘Bearing Fruit&#...

Israel's foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, hailed on Friday the growing number of countries that have blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist...

Middle East

Iran Says US-Brokered Sudan-Israel Deal Secured by ‘Ransom’

Iran's foreign ministry on Saturday described a US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal to normalize ties as "phony" and accused Khartoum of paying a ransom in return for Washington removing it from a...

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