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The Deterrence Dynamics of an Iran with Nuclear Weapons

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the deterrence dynamics related to an Iran with nuclear weapons. How Iran crosses the nuclear threshold, together with the levels and types of nuclear forces that it chooses to ... More


Introduction: Setting the Scene for Iran's Emergence as a Nuclear Power

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the strategic, political, and operational planning implications of Iran as a nuclear weapons state based on three scenarios, each explained by a heuristic model: a Defensive Iran, ... More


Nuclear Weapons Operationalization: What Type of Nuclear Force?

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter considers the possible ways in which Iran might operationalize a nuclear weapons capability. The nature of any nuclear weapons capability that Iran might deploy will rest on how the ... More


Considerations Influencing Iran’s Nuclear Emergence

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Iran's nuclear ambitions as they relate to its foreign policy objectives, domestic political considerations, and role in the Islamic world. Iran's efforts to develop nuclear ... More


U.S. Deterrence Planning and Iran

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter offers some concluding observations and recommendations for U.S. policy on how to deter a nuclear Iran according to three heuristic models: a Defensive Iran, an Aggressive Iran, and an ... More


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