publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

Why Iran proliferates

Farmer, Michael L.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2005
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Iran and the United States have faced each other across a deep divide ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the events of the American Embassy Hostage crisis. The absence of diplomatic relations between the two nations has led to a lack of communication which has resulted in difficulties crafting successful policies to build bridges between the two governments. The specter of Iran's quest for nuclear weapons casts a further pall on the troubled relations. Case studies of historical examples of nuclear proliferation using multi-causality can shed light on what factors are motivating Iran to seek nuclear weapons. Once these factors are understood, the Unit...
free text keywords: Decision making, National security, Nuclear weapons, International relations
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