Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear by Christopher Hobbs;Matthew Moran

By Christopher Hobbs;Matthew Moran

Show description

Read or Download Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes? PDF

Similar regional books

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement

This e-book offers with significant matters: how Indonesian NGOs survived less than Suharto's authoritarian rule; and the way NGOs contributed to the promoting of democracy within the post-Suharto period. If NGOs are to alter from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they have to alter not just their administration and dealing kind, but in addition their very ideology.

Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

Again to the long run explores new urbanism and concrete revitalization in the context of public coverage developments resembling neighborhood governance and the function of nonprofits. the aim of this ebook is to supply scholars and pros alike with a context for interpreting the beginnings of latest urbanism, in addition to to demonstrate how this circulation has develop into a national pattern in accordance with altering demographics and the genuine property concern.

Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology : the collaborative moment

Advancing the emerging box of engaged or participatory anthropology that's rising even as elevated competition from Indigenous peoples to analyze, this booklet deals serious reflections on learn techniques to-date. The engaged procedure seeks to alter the researcher-researched courting essentially, to make tools extra applicable and necessary to groups by means of regarding them as members within the whole procedure from collection of examine subject onwards.

The Geography of North America: Environment, Culture, Economy

North America’s actual, financial, and cultural environments are altering swiftly – from weather switch and environmental dangers, to the continued worldwide monetary turmoil, to an increasing inhabitants, to the cultural phenomenon of on-line social networks like fb. T he Geography of North the USA: setting, tradition, economic climate is an interesting method of the geography of the U.

Extra resources for Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes?

Sample text

According to Avner Cohen, ‘a nuclear Iran would be the end of Israel’s nuclear monopoly in the region. ’41 In this scenario an Israeli posture of explicit nuclear deterrence would be adopted in order to strengthen the credibility of its nuclear deterrent and prevent attack from an overtly nuclear-armed Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at the possibility of such a change in Israeli nuclear posture in an interview in 2007, when, in commenting on the prospect of an Iranian bomb, he emphasized that ‘against lunatics, deterrence must be absolute, total.

Iran’s nuclear ambitions have placed further strain on relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 25 The balance of power in the Middle East is delicate and conventional logic dictates that Saudi Arabia would respond in kind to Iranian nuclearization to avoid a decisive shift in Iran’s favour. 26 The perception that Riyadh would follow Iran across the nuclear threshold has been largely fuelled by allegations and statements published in the media. 27 Then, in 2011, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Washington, was quoted as saying: ‘We cannot live in a situation where Iran has nuclear weapons and we don’t.

46 More than this, nuclear weapons have come to play an important symbolic role in terms of how states are perceived (and perceive themselves) on the international stage. In the mid-1980s, Robert Malcolmson drew attention to this symbolic role played by nuclear weapons and his words continue to hold resonance: ‘Nuclear weapons, in the contemporary world ... have now become important symbols: symbols of power, status and national prestige. They convey vital messages to others, messages that bespeak a special sort of domination and subordination ...

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 24 votes