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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

February 18, 2019 11:15 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

October 10, 2018 8:20 am

‘America First’ Undermines American Ideals — and Our Humanity

While stunningly counter-intuitive, the critical gap between technical intelligence and human empathy is more insidious than ever before. In response, one fundamental question should spring...

September 20, 2018 11:23 am

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

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

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...


Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...


Leading US Jewish Group Praises Egyptian President’s Decision to Rest...

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Friday gave a warm endorsement of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision earlier this...


IDF Accounts About Hamas War Crimes to Be Submitted to International Crimin... - Thirty-three testimonies of Israel Defense Forces’ combat soldiers were set to be submitted to the International Criminal Court in...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...