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Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging (Repost)

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Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging (Repost)

Wyn Bowen, Matthew Moran, Dina Esfandiary, "Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging"
English | 2016 | pages: 209 | ISBN: 1137273089 | PDF | 2,3 mb

In this book, the authors explore the controversial Iranian nuclear
programme through the conceptual lens of nuclear hedging.

In 2002, revelations regarding undeclared nuclear facilities thrust
Iran’s nuclear activities under the spotlight and prompted concerns that
Tehran was pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran has always denied nuclear weapons
aspirations, yet it cannot be disputed that the Islamic Republic has gone well
beyond what is required for a civil nuclear programme based on energy
production and scientific research. 

What, then, is the nature and significance of Iran's nuclear behaviour?
Does it form part of a coherent strategy? What can Iran's actions in the
nuclear field tell us about Tehran's intentions? And what does the Iranian
case teach us about proliferation behaviour more generally? 
This book addresses these
questions by exploring the nature of nuclear hedging and how this approach
might be identified, before applying this logic to the Iranian case. It
provides fresh insights into the inherently opaque area of nuclear
proliferation and a more nuanced interpretation of the Iranian nuclear
challenge.

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