Louis Rene Beres On Monday, April 16th, 2018

The US, Russia, and Syria — What to Worry About Next

By Louis René Beres “Where there were great military actions, there lies whitening now the jawbone of an ass.” – Saint-John Perse (French poet, 1887-1975) More than likely, the recent allied strikes against More...

Louis Rene Beres On Sunday, April 15th, 2018

An Always Overriding Risk: U.S. Strikes in Syria and Superpower Nuclear War

  By Louis René Beres “Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is still difficult.” — Carl von Clausewitz, On War With the Russian veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning More...

Louis Rene Beres On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

“in PRAISE of FOLLY”: The Trump Presidency in Wider Cultural Context

By Louis René Beres, special to Jewish Business News In 1509, Desiderius Erasmus, the famed Renaissance humanist, published In Praise of Folly. Here, the narrator, dressed as a court jester, argues that she is More...

Louis Rene Beres On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

President Trump’s Odd War Against Science and Intellect in America

By Louis René Beres “What the mass once learned to believe without reasons, who could overthrow that with reasons?” Friedrich Nietzsche, Zarathustra From its glaringly incoherent beginnings, the Trump More...

Louis Rene Beres On Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Emptiness and Consciousness: Still Unseen Limits of American Politics

  By Louis René Beres  “Conscious of his emptiness, a man tries to make a faith for himself in the political realm. In vain.” Karl Jaspers, “Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time” (1952)   Nowadays, More...

Louis Rene Beres On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Donald Trump, Syria and the Prevention of Genocide

By Louis René Beres  President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to get out of Syria, “very soon.” The president’s stated intention here could soon run starkly counter to More...

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Louis Rene Beres On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Donald Trump and the Cry of the Crowd

by Louis René Beres “The crowd,” observed the 19th-century Danish philosopher Sören Kierkegaard, “is untruth.” In these United States, nothing could possibly be more apparent or confirmative. Here, the More...

Louis Rene Beres On Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Truth vs. Slogan in World Law: Disclosing Vital Differences

By Louis René Beres “The martyrs are our children and they are our families. They honor us….” (Mahmoud Abbas, PA President, Speech to PLO Central Council, January 14, 2018) Judging from recent More...

Louis Rene Beres On Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Improving Israeli Military Strategy Through Avant Garde Analysis

  By Prof. Louis René Beres EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In strategic studies, just as in art, music, or literature, avant garde means an imaginative willingness to take conceptual leaps. There are several ways in More...

Louis Rene Beres On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Iran, Israel and Anticipatory Self-Defense: Applying Legal Standards

By Louis René Beres In the final analysis, of course, any Israeli judgments on launching a defensive first strike against Iran must be based upon entirely operational considerations. This means, inter alia, that More...

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