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 local setting, utilizing a conception of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation.

Iran’s nuclear guns software has alarmed the overseas neighborhood because the Nineties, yet has come to the leading edge of overseas defense issues given that 2000. This booklet argues that Iran’s hostility with the USA continues to be the most important causal issue for its proliferation actions. With the united states management pursuing competitive international guidelines in the direction of Iran when you consider that 2000, the latter’s defense probability intensified. A society that's cut up on many very important household matters remained united at the factor of nuclear guns acquisition after the USA conflict in Iraq. accordingly, Iran grew to become decided in its force to procure nuclear guns and boldly introduced its determination to counterpoint uranium, leaving the USA in doubtless approximately its nuclear status.

This publication underscores the significance of protracted conflicts in proliferation judgements, and underpinning this is often the belief that non-proliferation should 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 competitors intensifies the nuclear ambition, but additionally that non-nuclear prestige of rival states can advertise non-proliferation incentives in conflicting states susceptible to proliferate.

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

Saira Khan is a learn affiliate within the McGill-University of Montreal Joint learn staff in overseas safety (REGIS).

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