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The United States and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: A Critical History

Steven Hurst


The United States, Iran and the Bomb provides the first comprehensive analysis of the US-Iranian nuclear relationship from its origins through to the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015. Starting with the Nixon administration in the 1970s, it analyses the policies of successive US administrations toward the Iranian nuclear programme. Emphasizing the centrality of domestic politics to decision-making on both sides, it offers both an explanation of the evolution of the relationship and a critique of successive US administrations' efforts to halt the Iranian nuclear ... More

Keywords: Iran, United States, Nuclear energy, Nuclear weapons, Proliferation, Domestic Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780748682638
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Hurst, author
Manchester Metropolitan University