Louis René Beres

Palestinian militants from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (Photo: AP)

Offers of Immortality: Countering the Core Incentives of Jihadist Terror

While opposing jihadist terror has become a critical security task in the United States, Europe, and Israel, little if any analytic attention has been directed toward possible remedies that would build suitably upon enemy searches for immortality, or power over death. Opinion

The launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in North Korea (Photo: AP)

The North Korean Crisis as Competitive Risk Taking

On increasingly urgent matters concerning North Korean nuclear weapons and corresponding missile development, the US and its pertinent allies should focus not on proliferating ordnance per se, but rather on underlying analytic and intellectual orientations to effective control. Opinion

IDF Navy's submarine flotilla

Israel's Nuclear Strategy on Non-Nuclear Threats

In this essay, which rounds out the author's specific treatment of Israeli nuclear strategy, Prof. Louis René Beres examines the indispensable "seamlessness" of Israel's nuclear deterrent. Here, special attention is directed toward a prospectively needed shift from "deliberate nuclear ambiguity." Opinion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Israel, Time and Power: Potentially Devastating Chronologies

Israeli political and military planners normally consider the power-granting importance of tangible territory, or space. Nonetheless, time is also an important component of Israel's cumulative national influence, and should be more closely examined. Opinion

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No Nuclear Weapons in Syria? Go Thank Israel

Prof. Louis René Beres argues that it is largely because of Israel's courageous and law-enforcing preemptions in Operation Opera (1981) and Operation Orchard (2007) that Syria's Bashar al-Assad lacks nuclear weapons. Opinion