Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East by Prof. Gawdat G. Bahgat

By Prof. Gawdat G. Bahgat

Why do a little nations search to obtain nuclear guns? How can they be confident to renounce those aspirations? those are the underlying questions in Gawdat Bahgat's exciting new research of nuclear proliferation in six key heart East international locations: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Saudi Arabia.

 

Bahgat seems to be on the monetary and political forces that form this hazard to global peace and on the prospects--"largely unrealistic," he says--of setting up a nuclear guns loose region within the quarter within the foreseeable destiny. whereas nationwide protection issues are the most force at the back of nuclear offerings, different ancient and army factors--national satisfaction, regime balance, and perceptions and attitudes of management, between others--also give a contribution to guns proliferation.

 

Though the location in every one kingdom he examines is exclusive, there are similarities. Bahgat demonstrates that nationwide protection issues has to be addressed to lessen the incentives for proliferation--not merely of nuclear guns, but additionally missiles and chemical and organic weapons.

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By Prof. Gawdat G. Bahgat

Why do a little nations search to obtain nuclear guns? How can they be confident to renounce those aspirations? those are the underlying questions in Gawdat Bahgat's exciting new research of nuclear proliferation in six key heart East international locations: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Saudi Arabia.

 

Bahgat seems to be on the monetary and political forces that form this hazard to global peace and on the prospects--"largely unrealistic," he says--of setting up a nuclear guns loose region within the quarter within the foreseeable destiny. whereas nationwide protection issues are the most force at the back of nuclear offerings, different ancient and army factors--national satisfaction, regime balance, and perceptions and attitudes of management, between others--also give a contribution to guns proliferation.

 

Though the location in every one kingdom he examines is exclusive, there are similarities. Bahgat demonstrates that nationwide protection issues has to be addressed to lessen the incentives for proliferation--not merely of nuclear guns, but additionally missiles and chemical and organic weapons.

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The resolution, however, did not specify a date when Iran could be referred to the Security Council. Unsatisfied with Tehran’s position, the IAEA board finally reported Iran to the Security Council in February 2006. After intense negotiations, the Security Council issued a nonbinding statement that called on Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program and resume negotiations. Given the lack of progress in persuading Iran to further increase its cooperation with the IAEA, a consensus emerged that a “bold” initiative needed to be taken.

Iran has been developing its nuclear infrastructure since the 1980s. It has acquired extensive indigenous expertise, equipment, and raw material. Thus Iran will have the capability to rebuild its nuclear program in the aftermath of a successful Israeli raid. d. Iran would be seen as a victim of an Israeli aggression. Such a perception might complicate the improved but delicate relations Israel has with several Arab and Muslim states (although some of Iran’s regional adversaries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia might support an Israeli raid privately).

These conditions are fundamentally different in Iran. Thus the Osiraq raid should be seen as the exception and not the rule. ”36 Finally, it is important to distinguish between the short- and long-term impacts of Osiraq. True, it crippled Iraq’s nascent nu- 30 / Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East clear program, but it also accelerated it in a later stage. ”37 Several difficulties should be taken into consideration in assessing an Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities: a.

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