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The Trajectory of Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michele Gaietta
    Pages 1-3
  3. Michele Gaietta
    Pages 5-30
  4. Michele Gaietta
    Pages 31-47
  5. Michele Gaietta
    Pages 49-72
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    Pages 73-94
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  12. Michele Gaietta
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 219-282

About this book


This book offers an in-depth historical and technical description of Iran's nuclear program in political, economic, and strategic contexts. The author points out this issue's connections with the evolution of global and regional strategic balances, as well as the stability of the international regime against the proliferation of nuclear weapons.


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About the authors

Michele Gaietta is Research Consultant at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, Italy. He has published several works on the Iranian nuclear program and collaborated with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK, on the publication of the Strategic Dossier Iran's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Capabilities: A Net Assessment.

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“This is a … comprehensive review of Iran's policy history of creating a nuclear energy capability. … The author includes a great deal of insight about the inner workings of the Iranian government system, adding to the book’s value. … Anyone interested in the question of nuclear energy in Iran and the Middle East must be aware of this book. It is indispensable. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates and above.” (S. R. Silverburg, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)

“This book develops Iran’s path in the nuclear energy field from the first steps under Shah Reza Pahlavi in the 70s to the definition of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) in April 2015 … . It is clear that the book is the result of an accurate and pains-taking research path, undoubtedly making it a great tool for those who want to go into the deepest details of the story.” (Greta Zunino, The International Spectator, Vol. 51 (4), 2016)