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Israel

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers how one might treat Israel's nuclear posture, given that it is a posture comprising capabilities that have never been confirmed. Israel is the world's oldest closet nuclear ... More


Nuclear Weapons, Indian Strategy, and International Politics

Rajesh Rajagopalan

in Political Science: Volume 4: India Engages the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085409
eISBN:
9780199082469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085409.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses key concerns in the literature on nuclear weapons produced outside India and analyses the history of India’s nuclear policy. It suggests that while Indian scholarship has made ... More


The Politics of Nuclear Weapons: China as a Nuclear Power

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the third of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It presents ... More


The Civil Nuclear Network in Britain

Michael Saward

in Policy Networks in British Government

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents an analysis on the development of the civil nuclear power programme in Britain. It explores the utility of the categories and concepts developed within the GIR initiative as a ... More


Iran’s Nuclear Program

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Driven by its rising power, an assertive Iran progressed along the nuclear path. Structural pressures were strong but indeterminate, however, failing to push Iran as compellingly as in Iraq. This ... More


Spreading Temptation: Why Nuclear Export Strategies Backfire

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines whether civilian nuclear assistance raises the likelihood that countries will begin nuclear weapons programs, particularly if they experience an international crisis after ... More


Iran

Gawdat Bahgat

in Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031668
eISBN:
9780813039114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031668.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the history of Iran's nuclear program since the late 1950s and the forces that shape the country's nuclear program. It explores the country's potential motives for acquiring ... More


Have International Institutions Made the World Safer?

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines whether the policies instituted by the international community, led by major powers such as the United States, to separate the peaceful and military uses of the atom have been ... More


Nuclear Weapons Remain Elusive, 1982–1989

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents contemporary International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports, statements from scientists attempting to lay the foundation for nuclear research and development, and the ... More


The Historical Setting

Ian Clark

in Nuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship: Britain's Deterrent and America, 1957–1962

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273707
eISBN:
9780191684067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273707.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Britain's place in the world in 1957. It then discusses Britain's nuclear programme and Anglo-American relations, and the NATO context of Anglo-American ... More


Sanctions, Centrifuges, and Exit, 1989–2003

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter narrates the period between 1989 and 2003 when the Libyan nuclear weapons program took a clandestine turn while the regime's ambivalence on the nuclear question deepened. The regime ... More


Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Thomas Juneau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favourable strategic environment after 2001 – a window of opportunity. Iran responded by assertively seeking to expand its interests throughout the Middle East. ... More


Egypt

Gawdat Bahgat

in Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031668
eISBN:
9780813039114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031668.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines Egypt's chemical, biological, and nuclear programs and the efforts to build a missile capability. It investigates the forces that have shaped Egypt's strategic planning ... More


Cultural Revolution and Nuclear Power, 1973–1981

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows how Muammar Gaddafi set out to eradicate the state as Libya's Atomic Energy Authority (NAEA) prepared for a nuclear power program. Gaddafi's Cultural Revolution gave him ... More


Israel

Gawdat Bahgat

in Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031668
eISBN:
9780813039114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031668.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines Israel's nuclear program. It explains that Israel pursued nuclear weapons capability to deter any attack by its hostile Arab neighbors and to convince these adversaries that ... More


Introduction

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter claims that the way autocrats fare in their pursuit of nuclear weapons programs is related to the way they treat their states. For instance, Saddam Hussein solidified his ... More


Iraq Explores the Atom, 1956–1973

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program and traces its fate between the 1958 coup d'état, the decisive ascent of the Baath regime in 1968, and Saddam Hussein's ... More


Saddam’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1981–1987

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the Iraqi nuclear weapons program, which was implemented after the strike on Osirak on June 7, 1981. In the wake of the strike, Saddam Hussein requested Jafar Dhiya Jafar to ... More


Searching for Uranium in Libya, 1951–1973

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents the emergence of nuclear research and development in Libya against the backdrop of an unusually underdeveloped state. In particular, it sheds new light on the drivers and ... More


Iran’s Nuclear Program and the Period of Confrontation from 2002 to 2015

Daniel H. Joyner

in Iran's Nuclear Program and International Law: From Confrontation to Accord

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199377893
eISBN:
9780199377916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377893.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This is primarily a book about international law and its application to the Iranian nuclear case, and this chapter starts with an understanding of the factual context in which the law is to be ... More


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