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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


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...

December 11, 2018 11:30 am
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Trump’s Defense of Saudi Arabia After the Khashoggi Murder Violates Law and Justice

President Donald Trump’s recent affirmation of support for Saudi Arabia, even with incontrovertible evidence of Saudi criminality in the Jamal Khashoggi murder, reflects willful indifference...

December 3, 2018 2:11 pm
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Israel Must Reevaluate Its Policy of Nuclear Ambiguity

Given the upheavals cascading throughout the Middle East since 2011, Israel now faces a unique dilemma, as this ever-volatile region could slip irretrievably into a...

November 14, 2018 11:05 am
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Donald Trump’s Accelerating War on Truth and Justice

For US President Donald Trump, policymaking by imposed chaos and deliberate incoherence has become the new normal. Again and again, we learn that this president's...

October 21, 2018 8:34 am
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Conspicuous Irony: Lecturing to a Trump Rally Against ‘Mob Rule’

President Donald Trump and his supporters were largely correct that Judge Brett Kavanaugh had been treated shabbily and without proper regard for due process. Still, this ought...

Culture

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Several leading Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Facebook Creates Artificial Intelligence Team in Tel Aviv

Facebook has formed an artificial intelligence team in Tel Aviv, announced the company on Tuesday. The 10-person team, called “Data.AI,” will work on machine-learning “algorithms that can improve the company’s internal...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Wants to Name New Golan Community After Trump In Honor...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to name a new community in the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump,...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 in Connection With Terrorism, State Media Reports

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said on Tuesday it executed 37 people in connection with terrorism crimes, state media reported. "The death penalty was implemented... on a number of culprits for adopting extremist...

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