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Louis René Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), and is the author of many books, monographs, and scholarly articles dealing with various legal and military aspects of  nuclear strategy. In Israel, he was Chair of Project Daniel (PM Sharon, 2003). Over the past years, he has published extensively on nuclear warfare issues in the Harvard National Security Journal (Harvard Law School); Yale Global Online (Yale University); JURIST; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence; Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs; The Atlantic; The Washington Times; US News & World Report; Special Warfare (Pentagon); Parameters: Journal of the US Army War College (Pentagon); The New York Times; The Hill; The Jerusalem Post; and Oxford University Press. His twelfth book,  published in 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield, is titled: Surviving Amid Chaos: Israel’s Nuclear Strategy.   A monograph with U.S. General (USA/ret.) Barry R. McCaffrey was published at Tel Aviv University in December 2016:  https://sectech.tau.ac.il/sites/sectech.tau.ac.il/files/PalmBeachBook.pdf  Professor Louis René Beres is also a regular contributor to Israel Defense (Tel-Aviv).

 

Things Fall Apart; The Centre Cannot Hold….

Core  legal arguments to preserve, protect and defend the United States from the presidency of Donald J. Trump Whatever the still-expanding bill of particulars, Donald Trump’s principles of governance remain crudely defiling  in their entirety.Most...
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From Chaos to Cosmopolis: America’s World Law Imperative

US President Donald Trump’s expanding crises with both North Korea and Iran, and his apparent willingness to withdraw from a second US-Russia nuclear arms control treaty, are just some currently prominent examples of a longer...
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Incomparable Attractions of Immortality in World Politics: Jihadist Terror and Countervailing Policies of “Mind”

Though generally unseen, the most compelling form of power on earth is power over death. Always. Today, after an American president declared "victory" over one especially notorious organization with aggressive claims to such ultimate...

Politics as Reflection: Even in an Election Year, Real Change Must Come From “Below”

“What is the good of passing from one untenable position to another, of seeking justification always on the same plane?”-Samuel Beckett, Endgame Again and again, in vain, Americans seek progress in politics.  But as really ought...

What Happens to Israel If the US and Iran Go to War?

For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war. -Proverbs 24:6 On core matters of peace and security, two closely interrelated questions must be asked: 1. What precisely does Donald Trump have in mind regarding any potential armed...

Toward A More Thoughtful Nuclear Diplomacy: An American Strategic Imperative

“Hope is by nature an expensive commodity, and those who are risking their all on one cast find out what it means only when they are already ruined.” -Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War (416 BCE) Hope is never a...
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Creating a Future: Nationalism, Patriotism and Global “Oneness”

“What does not benefit the entire hive is no benefit to the bee.”-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Sometimes, truth can be both counter-intuitive and bitterly ironic.  Although Americans have long been instructed that patriotism is a proper sentiment...

“Whisperings of the Irrational”: Core Origins of America’s Trump Decline

“There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason, but for mystery – not for penetrating clear thought, but for the whisperings of the irrational.”-Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in Our Time (1952) The...

Defying the Herd: “Personhood,” War and the Triumph of Peace

Art, we may learn from Picasso, is “the lie that lets us see the truth.” In this connection, Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti’s iconic sculpture, Man Pointing, appears to indict an entire world. Skeletal and (at...

U.S.-North Korea Nuclear War: Assessing Plausible Risks

“Military strategy, whether we like it or not, has become the diplomacy of violence.”-Thomas C. Schelling, Arms and  Influence (1966) US President Donald Trump says he doesn’t know if North Korea is building additional nuclear weapons, but...

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