The nuclear question in the Middle East /

Understanding the scope and motivations of the Middle East's nuclear activities are essential to global security concerns, but few studies see past the political and military dimensions of the issue, or look beyond the sources and mechanisms of proliferation and the possibilities of reversing t...

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Corporate Author: Georgetown University. Center for International and Regional Studies.
Other Authors: Kamrava, Mehran, 1964-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2012.
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Summary:Understanding the scope and motivations of the Middle East's nuclear activities are essential to global security concerns, but few studies see past the political and military dimensions of the issue, or look beyond the sources and mechanisms of proliferation and the possibilities of reversing them.
The Nuclear Question in the Middle East is the first book to combine thematic and theoretical discussions of nuclear weapons and energy with empirical case studies from across the Middle East. Arguing that the military and energy aspects of nuclear programs are becoming increasingly difficult to decouple, this volume explores the key domestic drivers of nuclear behavior and decision making in the region; the deployment of nuclear energy by Gulf Cooperation Council nations to further guarantee and expedite their hyper-economic growth; and the emergence of ideal models of development that other states may emulate---and what the consequences of such progress may have on other civilian nuclear aspirants.
Physical Description:xi, 297 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780231703680 (alk. paper)
0231703686 (alk. paper)