Prof. Louis René Beres

Synergistic perils for Israel, 2019

Synergistic perils for Israel, 2019

When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts., 08/01/2019 11:59
Trump, national security and nuclear war

Trump, national security and nuclear war

A sorely needed assessment. Where should American nuclear policy go from here?, 02/01/2019 23:01
Israel, counter-terrorism and the future of immortality

Israel, counter-terrorism and the future of immortality

Even if now ritualistic Palestinian claims of a hostile "occupation" were to be accepted as reasonable, which they are not, corollary claims of entitlement to "any means necessary" would remain patently false., 13/12/2018 00:35
Confronting crimes against humanity

Confronting crimes against humanity

Must we forever remain the potential murderers of those who live beside us? Why, after the Holocaust, is there still mass murder, slavery, child-trafficking and other crimes against humanity? What, then, is "civilization"?, 26/10/2018 06:24
The seductive appeal of Jihadist terror

The seductive appeal of Jihadist terror

While opposing jihadist terror has become a security obligation in the US, Europe, and Israel, too-little analytic attention has been directed toward focused remedies for such terror, those that could build solidly upon searches for immortality. , 20/09/2018 22:27
Future requirements of Israel's nuclear strategy

Future requirements of Israel's nuclear strategy

Preventing nightmares of different sort. Special to Israel National News., 23/06/2018 22:59
Donald Trump, Syria and the prevention of Genocide

Donald Trump, Syria and the prevention of Genocide

The implications of a hasty US withdrawal from Syria., 16/04/2018 10:39
Twin perils for Israel: Iranian nuclear weapons and "Palestine"

Twin perils for Israel: Iranian nuclear weapons and "Palestine"

Special to Arutz Sheva by internationally known expert on nuclear dangers in the Middle East: 'Such singly unique threats as Iranian nuclear weapons and "Palestine" should also be treated analytically with respect to their foreseeable conjunctions.', 19/03/2018 09:28
Looking ahead: Longer term prospects for an Israel-Iran nuclear war

Looking ahead: Longer term prospects for an Israel-Iran nuclear war

This analysis by a world famous expert on Israeli nuclear power vs, Iran is special to Arutz Sheva., 15/02/2018 08:24
N. Korea and Iran: Regarding eventual nuclear attack upon Israel

N. Korea and Iran: Regarding eventual nuclear attack upon Israel

Exclusive to Israel National News, an article by a foremost expert on nuclear war: America's multiple mistakes on North Korea are being replicated by Israel's cascading failures on Iran., 15/09/2017 13:58
Israel and self-defense: Dealing militarily with Syria 'spillovers'

Israel and self-defense: Dealing militarily with Syria 'spillovers'

Analysis: What are Israel's legal options in the current situation on the Syrian border? , 30/06/2017 16:00
Are Israeli raids on Syrian targets legal?

Are Israeli raids on Syrian targets legal?

Facing an increasingly dangerous Hezbollah, Jerusalem correctly understands that even a failed state has legal obligations not to assist in terrorist assaults against Israel., 24/03/2017 11:46
Israel's nuclear strategy and US national security

Israel's nuclear strategy and US national security

Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the most decorated four-star general in the US and a loyal friend of Israel, sent a postscript to Prof. Beres' article. The Beres article is too long for A7 to post, so we have posted the link, followed by the postscript. , 02/01/2017 18:41
ISIS is only a symptom - underneath lies a much deeper threat

ISIS is only a symptom - underneath lies a much deeper threat

Our enemy is not ISIS per se, but rather a flagrantly sweeping Jihadist ideology with multiple, disparate, and sometimes reciprocally related terror offshoots., 17/11/2016 22:37
America first? Things the next president must realize

America first? Things the next president must realize

Any US president must understand that the state of America's l union can never be any better than the state of the wider world - and also realize that the state of our world must depend substantially on what happens inside the United States., 06/11/2016 00:06
After the UNESCO vote

After the UNESCO vote

Time for Israel to remind the world of the dangers of "Palestine.", 19/10/2016 08:44
Lessons for the next US president

Lessons for the next US president

Special to Israel National News: Oslo's still conspicuous failures must be noted and addressed., 28/09/2016 06:43
Always imperiled

Always imperiled

Jews, modern Israel and crimes against humanity., 08/09/2016 10:19
Differences between terrorism and counter-terrorism in the Middle East

Differences between terrorism and counter-terrorism in the Middle East

Special to Israel National News: There is no cycle of violence in the Israel-Arab Palestinian conflict., 31/08/2016 13:35
Israel's struggle to overcome primal disorder, irrationality and chaos

Israel's struggle to overcome primal disorder, irrationality and chaos

Special to Israel National News: In the contest between rationality and irrationality, Israel must win. , 24/08/2016 18:14
Israel's strategic imperative

Israel's strategic imperative

Especially for Israel National News, a renowned expert writes on how Israel must deal with Middle East chaos., 07/08/2016 06:45
Navigating amid chaos: Nuclear strategy

Navigating amid chaos: Nuclear strategy

Israel must forge a nuclear strategy in the face of a world gone mad., 17/07/2016 07:43
Understanding the Middle East chaos at its core

Understanding the Middle East chaos at its core

In the Middle East, geopolitics is merely a secondary reflection of something much more primary. This is the unrelieved yearning of individuals for both belonging and immortality. , 19/06/2016 06:04
Facing "abnormal" enemies

Facing "abnormal" enemies

How, precisely, should the usually dense or opaque "geometry" of chaos best be deciphered by Israel?, 08/05/2016 08:35
Bernie Sanders, Israel, and the law of war

Bernie Sanders, Israel, and the law of war

Senator Sanders, please take note. All combatants, including Palestinian "insurgents" allegedly fighting for "self-determination," are bound by the law of war. , 19/04/2016 12:56
A time for truth: Israel, "Palestine" and the US elections

A time for truth: Israel, "Palestine" and the US elections

Naive U.S. presidential support for a "Two-State Solution" would make possible a new national terror base for the world's most insidious Jihadist fighters., 14/04/2016 07:19
Israel's nuclear strategy: The rationality of pretended irrationality

Israel's nuclear strategy: The rationality of pretended irrationality

Looking ahead, Israel will have to rely increasingly on a multi-faceted doctrine of nuclear deterrence because of the nature of its enemies. , 11/04/2016 06:45
Still  makes no sense: Supporting "Palestine" while opposing Jihad

Still makes no sense: Supporting "Palestine" while opposing Jihad

Any Palestinian state would undoubtedly become another conspicuous addition to the West's list of Jihadist foes., 08/04/2016 00:24
Israel and Brussels: The "merely wounded" in terror bombings

Israel and Brussels: The "merely wounded" in terror bombings

A7 special expose: The horrors experienced by those wounded in terrorist attacks are hardly known to the public, nor the cruel ways they are planned to inflict pain; they often mean a lifetime of physical and psychological rehabilitation., 26/03/2016 20:40
Forging Israel's strategic posture: simple but still difficult

Forging Israel's strategic posture: simple but still difficult

Israel is a tiny country. It has long understood the overriding need to rely upon a "great equalizer," that is, on nuclear weapons, and on corresponding strategy., 10/03/2016 20:07
Nuclear war or nuclear peace? Israel's post-Iran Pact options

Nuclear war or nuclear peace? Israel's post-Iran Pact options

Israel must plan for the perilous prospect of an enemy country that could sometime choose to behave as if it were a suicide bomber in macrocosm, acting without regard for rational decision-making., 25/02/2016 07:21
Falling Towers

Falling Towers

Why Israel must prioritize existential threats and stay focused on potential nuclear aggression., 21/12/2015 08:49
Why Oslo failed: Confronting "Peace Now"

Why Oslo failed: Confronting "Peace Now"

A must-read on the still-overlooked examples of Palestinian non-compliance with the Oslo Accords., 27/10/2015 17:53
Inviting an Endless Terror

Inviting an Endless Terror

If you like Syria, you'll love "Palestine.", 21/10/2015 09:07
Chaos and 2nd Cold War, Part II: Israel's Nuclear Strategy

Chaos and 2nd Cold War, Part II: Israel's Nuclear Strategy

Scholars know, for good reason, that the conventional wisdom is often unwise., 11/10/2015 07:07
Chaos and 2nd Cold War, Part I: Israel's Nuclear Strategy

Chaos and 2nd Cold War, Part I: Israel's Nuclear Strategy

It is likely that Israel has undertaken some very impressive and original steps in cyber-defense and cyber-war, but even the most remarkable efforts in this direction will not be enough to stop Iran altogether., 09/10/2015 09:53
Israel Facing Iran on its Own

Israel Facing Iran on its Own

The urgent primacy of Israel's defining a nuclear doctrine is clear. The cumulative harms ensuing from the significant diplomatic failure to stop the Iran deal will ultimately depend upon Israel's own selected responses., 06/09/2015 12:04
The Iran Agreement in International Law and U.S. Law: Contradictions

The Iran Agreement in International Law and U.S. Law: Contradictions

U.S. entry into the new Iran agreement expressly violates American law., 23/07/2015 04:54
Holding On to Nuclear Deterrence for Dear Life

Holding On to Nuclear Deterrence for Dear Life

"Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is difficult." Carl von Clausewitz, On War., 13/07/2015 14:33
How the Failed Iran Agreement Will Threaten Israel's Nuclear Strategy

How the Failed Iran Agreement Will Threaten Israel's Nuclear Strategy

Israel holds its own nuclear weapons and assets for only one reason, to remain "alive" in the midst of openly genocidal foes. It must resist pressure for nuclear disarmament. Its weapons protect the Western world and the Middle East., 09/07/2015 07:45
Strategies for Israel After Failed American Diplomacy

Strategies for Israel After Failed American Diplomacy

Israel will have no choice in determining the mindset of its enemies and after the failure of American nuclear diplomacy, it will need to sort through a broad variety of scenarios, and take steps against a now-nearly nuclear Iran., 02/07/2015 09:11
Narratives of Nuclear Warfare in the Middle East

Narratives of Nuclear Warfare in the Middle East

An analysis of Israel's strategic future, with and without rational enemies., 23/06/2015 18:58
Nuclear War and Nuclear Peace: Israel's strategic options

Nuclear War and Nuclear Peace: Israel's strategic options

Failed diplomatic negotiations between Iran and the so-called P5-plus-1 countries will allow Iran to become a nuclear weapons state. Israel will have to reassess its immediate and long-term survival options., 16/06/2015 08:49
Core Synergies in Israel’s Strategic Planning

Core Synergies in Israel’s Strategic Planning

How to act when the adversarial whole is greater than the sum of its parts., 09/06/2015 21:55
Blood Sacrifice

Blood Sacrifice

Understanding the roots of Arab terror violence against Israel., 31/05/2015 21:55
Fending Off Chaos: Israel's Future in World Politics

Fending Off Chaos: Israel's Future in World Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Why doesn't Mr. Obama dare look at the official PA maps of "Palestine?" Does he realize his ideas are not only erroneous, they will bring catastrophe? , 18/05/2015 00:29
What do All Islamist Terrorists Seek?

What do All Islamist Terrorists Seek?

It's beyond ISIS. They and "Jihadi John" are merely the tip of a much wider Jihadist iceberg., 01/03/2015 09:24
Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game

Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game

An enemy state with explicitly-exterminatory orientations could effectively represent the individual suicide bomber in macrocosm. Whether we like it or not, it is a realistic and powerful image., 22/02/2015 09:43
Facing Iran at the 11th Hour

Facing Iran at the 11th Hour

Israel must act according to the following indispensable nuclear doctrine., 13/02/2015 10:25
'Palestine' and ISIS: Different Branches, Same Tree

'Palestine' and ISIS: Different Branches, Same Tree

Analysis: The absurdity of attacking ISIS while pushing for a PA state., 04/02/2015 21:20
Israel's Nuclear Strategy: The Importance of Doctrine

Israel's Nuclear Strategy: The Importance of Doctrine

The especially urgent problems now associated with a steadily nuclearizing Iran should not have to be addressed by Israel on a case-by-case or ad hoc basis. , 28/01/2015 22:48
Where Lies a "Soul": Still Hidden Meanings of Terrorism

Where Lies a "Soul": Still Hidden Meanings of Terrorism

Using Freud's views to investigate global terrorism., 29/12/2014 22:53
Why 'Palestine' Would Be a Dangerous Legal Fiction

Why 'Palestine' Would Be a Dangerous Legal Fiction

An informed brief according to international law which constitutes an important, scholarly exposition of Israel's situation in the face of the PA demand for statehood., 19/12/2014 07:23
Facing "Palestine" With Truth: An Uncommon Perspective

Facing "Palestine" With Truth: An Uncommon Perspective

Israel will not be the only one to suffer from a "Palestinian State", should one arise., 11/12/2014 13:58
Understanding Islamic Terrorism as Religious Sacrifice

Understanding Islamic Terrorism as Religious Sacrifice

By sacrificing himself, the Jihadist expects to attain an otherwise unattainable immortality. Existential fears are converted into a twisted form of "heroism" while Israel, meanwhile, is expected to help in its own genocide., 01/12/2014 17:32
After the Massacre: Islamic Martyrs and Islamic Peace

After the Massacre: Islamic Martyrs and Islamic Peace

Jihadists consciously choose to "kill themselves" in order not to die, in order to achieve immortality. The struggle is not about land, it is about God., 21/11/2014 08:26
A Palestinian State - What the World Should Expect

A Palestinian State - What the World Should Expect

The world has not stopped to contemplate the snowballing results of creating a "Palestinian" state., 16/11/2014 08:39