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The Second Nuclear Age

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The year 1991 saw the beginning of the second nuclear age. This was when the Soviet Union dissolved and when victorious U.S. troops in Iraq discovered an advanced nuclear weapon program which ... 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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