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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


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...

October 10, 2018 8:20 am
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

June 28, 2018 7:14 am
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US Foreign Policy Cannot Ignore Human Rights

US President Donald Trump traveled to Singapore to negotiate nuclear issues, not to discuss North Korean violations of basic human rights. Still, any such willful...

May 24, 2018 4:12 pm
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Why Trump’s Policies Will Ultimately Harm Israel

"Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition...

May 1, 2018 8:25 am
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How the World Could See the End of War

"Where will it end? When will it all be lulled back into sleep, and cease, the bloody hatred, the destruction?" -- Aeschylus (Oresteia), presenting the ending of Agamemnon. The...

Culture

Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero

JNS.org - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends...

Now Museum Pieces, Yiddish Typewriters Tell the Story of a Once-Vibrant Culture

Not long after the first models appeared on the market in the 1870s, the typewriter...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

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...

Israel

Aid Pours In to Central Israeli Town Devastated by Wildfires

JNS.org – As wildfires destroyed most of the 50 or so homes in the town of Mevo Modi’im in central Israel on Thursday, Israelis from all around the country and Jewish organizations...

Middle East

Palestinians Reject Invitation to Economic Workshop in Bahrain Related to P...

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority officially rejected an invitation by the United States on Wednesday to attend an economic workshop...

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