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Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East
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Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Gawdat Bahgat

Abstract

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 this new study of nuclear proliferation in six key Middle East countries: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. The book looks at the economic and political forces that shape this threat to world peace and at the prospects—“largely unrealistic”, it states—of establishing a nuclear weapons free zone in the region in the foreseeable future. While national security concerns are the main drive behind nuclear choices, other historical and ... More

Keywords: nuclear weapons, proliferation, Middle East, threat, world peace, national security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031668
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Bahgat, author
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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