Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-204) and index.
Introduction -- 1. The view from Tehran -- 2. Nuclear energy rationale, domestic politics, and decision making -- 3. Fear of a nuclear Iran -- 4. Iran's negotiating strategy -- 5. The international response -- 6. Iran and regional security -- Conclusion.
"Iranian-born Shahram Chubin narrates the recent history of Iran's nuclear program and diplomacy, and argues that the central problem is not nuclear technology but rather Iran's behavior as a revolutionary state with ambitions that collide with the interests of its neighbors and the West"--Provided by publisher.
Iran is aggressively seeking nuclear technology that could be used for making weapons--and its quest has set off alarms throughout the world. This widespread concern stems in part from Iran's uncertain intentions and recent history. Will it remain a revolutionary power determined to subvert its Sunni Arab neighbors, destroy Israel, and spread theocratic government to other lands? Or would (read more)
About The Author
Shahram Chubin is director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has published widely in foreign affairs journals, including Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Survival.
This engaging book sheds light on the obstacles faced by the US and the European Union (EU) to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with Tehran that would effectively prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear weapon state. Chubin (Geneva Centre for Security Policy) does an excellent job discussing the intricate negotiations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy (read more)