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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 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...

August 26, 2018 8:17 am

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...


Naama Issachar, Israeli-American Imprisoned in Russia, ‘Struggling to...

The sister of Naama Issachar -- the Israeli-American woman sentenced last week by a Russian court to seven-and-a-half years in...


Booming Tech Industry Sends Tel Aviv Office Rental Prices Up

CTech - The booming Tel Aviv tech scene has led to a dramatic increase in office rental prices, according to estimates by the Israeli branch of real estate investment company...

Middle East

Protests Sweep Lebanon as Fury at Ruling Elite Grows

Tens of thousands of angry Lebanese took to the streets on Friday, blocking roads and burning tires in a second day of nationwide protest to demand the removal of a...

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