Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

by Gawdat G. Bahgat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813033160

ISBN-13: 9780813033167

Pub. Date: 11/16/2008

Publisher: University Press of Florida


“Bahgat has performed a singular service by offering balanced historical and current analyses of the perception and misperception, cues and miscues, that mark understanding the area’s nuclear ambitions.”—Dorothea El Mallakh, Director, International Research Center for Energy & Economic Development (ICEED)
 
"A well-written

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“Bahgat has performed a singular service by offering balanced historical and current analyses of the perception and misperception, cues and miscues, that mark understanding the area’s nuclear ambitions.”—Dorothea El Mallakh, Director, International Research Center for Energy & Economic Development (ICEED)
 
"A well-written survey of the nuclear question in the Middle East from both historical and contemporary policy perspectives. It will be highly useful to students and practitioners dealing with security issues in the region."--T. V. Paul, author of Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons
 
"A comprehensive and integrated discussion of the nuclear weapons proliferation risks in the Middle East, in an up-to-the minute analysis drawing on decades of history."--George H. Quester, author of Nuclear Monopoly
 
Why do some countries seek to acquire nuclear weapons? How can they be convinced to give up these aspirations? These are the underlying questions in Gawdat Bahgat's intriguing new study of nuclear proliferation in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Saudi Arabia.
 
Bahgat looks at the economic and political forces that shape this threat to world peace and at the prospects--"largely unrealistic"--of establishing a nuclear weapons free zone in the region in the foreseeable future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813033167
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
11/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables vii Preface ix List of Abbreviations xi
1 Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Theoretical Perspectives 1
2 Iran 19
3 Iraq 43
4 Saudi Arabia 64
5 Israel 87
6 Egypt 109
7 Libya 125
8 Conclusion: The Future of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East 147 Appendix The Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons 163 Notes 171 Bibliography 187 Index 205

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