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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).

 

Pensacola Rampage, Counter-Terrorism and Power Over Death

“’I believe’ is the great word against metaphysical fear, and at the same time it is a promising avowal of love.”-Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West On December 6, 2019, Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant...

It’s Back to “Rocket Man”: Trump Steadily expanding risks of a Nuclear war With...

“Fools, visionaries, sufferers from delusions, neurotics and lunatics have played great roles at all times in the history of mankind, and not merely when the accident of birth had bequeathed them sovereignty. Usually, they...
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. Credit: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

U.S. Foreign Policy Threats to Israel’s National Security: Strategic Imperatives for Jerusalem

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.”-W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming Though U.S. President Donald Trump describes himself as pro-Israel, any seriously analytic assessment of his foreign policies would point toward a different conclusion. On the...
U.S. President Donald Trump signing legislation in the Oval Office, January 2018. Source: White House.

Donald Trump’s War on Truth and Justice: Crude, Unprecedented and Still Accelerating

“To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images.”–Plato, The Republic For US President Donald J. Trump, policy making by imposed chaos has become normal. Again and again, we...
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Donald Trump, Mass Rallies And The Death Of Critical Thinking In America

“To penetrate and dissipate the clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.” Thomas Jefferson “I love the poorly educated.” Donald J. Trump There is little real mystery here. US President Donald J. Trump is...

Targeting Terrorist Leaders After Al-Baghdadi: Legal And Tactical Expectations

“For By Wise Counsel, Thou Shalt Make Thy War.”-Proverbs, 24 (6) Under the protective tutelage of an American president, any American president, “We the People” should expect reasonable levels of safety in world politics.  At...
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Understanding Crimes Against Humanity: Genocide, Memory And The Future

In the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s recent carte blanche to Turkey to destroy with impunity fragile Kurdish populations in Syria, the “civilized” world stands at the beginning of yet another unforgivable genocide. How is...
U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Nov. 14, 2018. Credit: Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

Donald Trump, War and the Shape of Chaos

“And we are here as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight,Where ignorant armies clash by night”. -Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach With the evident expansion of Trump-induced instabilities around the world...

Reimagining World Politics: The Longer View of an American “Victory”

"Everyone knows that the world-situation in which we live is not a final one." -- Karl Jaspers, Man in the Modern Age (1951) At first glance, the main argument here may appear counter-intuitive. It suggests that the United...
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When Democracy Becomes the Problem: Why So Many Millions Still Support Donald Trump

“Who is to decide which is the grimmer sight: withered hearts, or empty skulls?” -Honoré de Balzac For understanding the context of social life, Honoré de Balzac was a master. Minutely analytic in his scrutiny of...

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