Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Protracted Conflict and by Saira Khan

By Saira Khan

This book investigates what's using Iran's nuclear guns programme in a less-hostile neighborhood atmosphere, utilizing a idea of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation.

Iran’s nuclear guns software has alarmed the foreign group because the Nineteen Nineties, yet has come to the vanguard of foreign protection issues in view that 2000. This e-book argues that Iran’s hostility with the USA continues to be the key causal issue for its proliferation actions. With the U.S. management pursuing competitive overseas regulations in the direction of Iran on the grounds that 2000, the latter’s protection chance intensified. A society that's cut up on many very important family concerns remained united at the factor of nuclear guns acquisition after the USA conflict in Iraq. for this reason, Iran turned made up our minds in its force to procure nuclear guns and boldly introduced its determination to complement uranium, leaving the USA in doubtless approximately its nuclear status.

This e-book underscores the significance of protracted conflicts in proliferation judgements, and underpinning this can be the belief that non-proliferation might be accomplished throughout the termination of intractable conflicts. The goals of this paintings are to illustrate state’s choice to procure nuclear guns relies mostly on its engagement in protracted conflicts, which exhibits not just that the presence of nuclear opponents intensifies the nuclear ambition, but additionally that non-nuclear prestige of rival states can advertise non-proliferation incentives in conflicting states prone to proliferate.

This examine might be of serious curiosity to scholars of Iran, center japanese politics, nuclear proliferation and diplomacy theory.

Saira Khan is a examine affiliate within the McGill-University of Montreal Joint examine crew in foreign protection (REGIS).

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