Saudi Arabia and Nuclear Weapons: How do countries think about the bomb?

Saudi Arabia and Nuclear Weapons: How do countries think about the bomb?

by Norman Cigar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138643307
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/11/2016
Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Norman Cigar is a research fellow at the Marine Corps University, from which he retired as Director of Regional Studies. His research focuses on WMD and jihadist warfare in the Middle East, and he is the author of Saddam’s Nuclear Vision: An Atomic Shield and Sword for Conquest.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Dynamics of Saudi Strategic Culture and the Decision-making Process Chapter 3: Developing Nuclear Threat Assessments Chapter 4: Analyzing the Threat in Riyadh: Why Would a Nuclear Iran Be So Dangerous? Chapter 5: Thinking in Terms of Solutions – How to Stop Iran Chapter 6: Thinking in Terms of Solutions— the Evolution in Saudi Thinking toward a Nuclear Option Chapter 7: Thinking about the utility of Nuclear weapons: deterrence and Beyond Chapter 8: Where Does the Civilian Nuclear Power Sector Fit In? Chapter 9: The Religious Sector— Legitimization and Accountability Chapter 10: A Nuclear Environment and Foreign Policy: Reshaping Relations within the Gulf Chapter 11: The Rouhani Era in Tehran and a new age of anxiety in Riyadh Chapter 12: Coming to terms with the 14 July 2015 Nuclear Agreement: Saudi Anxiety overcome? Chapter 13: Conclusions and Implications

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