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Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East$
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Gawdat Bahgat

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031668

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031668.001.0001

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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(p.64) 4 Saudi Arabia
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Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East
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Gawdat Bahgat

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031668.003.0004

This chapter examines different allegations that Saudi Arabia has sought to acquire nuclear weapons. It describes the national security environment in Saudi Arabia and discusses perceived threats from Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. It analyzes Saudis' unofficial alliance with the U.S. and evaluates the potential impact of domestic and political reforms on the kingdom's strategic posture. The findings suggest that Saudi Arabia should not be considered a serious nuclear proliferation threat and that Saudi leaders are highly unlikely to consider a nuclear option in the foreseeable future.

Keywords:   nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia, national security, perceived threats, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, nuclear proliferation

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