February 14, 2012

Get Used to Nuclear Weapons in the Mideast

IRSN, International Relations and Security Network

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In order to avoid enduring setbacks, rigorous groundwork will be required prior to and during a diplomatic meeting addressing nuclear issues within the Middle East. At the same time, structural factors render any prospect for regional disarmament premature. Resolving Iran’s nuclear file remains paramount, but a solution is not in sight. For Israel, the abolition of nuclear weapons appears...

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TAGGED: Middle East, Iran, Nuclear Weapons


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