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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 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...

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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...

Louis Rene Beres On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Twin Perils for Israel: Iranian Nuclear Weapons and “Palestine”

    By Louis René Beres “I think, therefore I am.” – René Descartes, Discourse on Method Although difficult to calibrate or measure, Iranian nuclearization and Palestinian statehood More...

Louis Rene Beres On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Deciphering Complex Connections: World Politics and Israel’s Nuclear Strategy

By Louis René Beres “The existence of ‘system’ in the world is at once obvious to every observer of nature, no matter whom….” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man) More More...

Louis Rene Beres On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Conflict: The Case of Israel

  By Louis René Beres ‘Theory is a net. Only those who cast, can catch” – Karel Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery. Plausibly, from the very beginning Israel has had at least one continuing More...


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