The Nuclear Activities and Aspirations of Iran

The Nuclear Activities and Aspirations of Iran

  • 13 December 2006

This lecture first considered the basic political and
militaristic elements that motivate both civilian and
military nuclear developments in developing nuclear
states; how this is viewed in terms of regional and
global instability; and the perceived threats to homeland
security in the West, particularly via application of
nuclear materials and/or nuclear explosive devices by
sub-national terrorist groups. The lecture also explained
the basics of nuclear weapons technology, identifying
the warhead types and designs most likely to be adopted
for development by an emerging nuclear weapons state
and the extent and diversity of the military–industrial
infrastructure necessary to procure the prerequisite
nuclear materials and weapons technologies. Further,
the lecture pieced together the known existing nuclear
facilities of Iran, its technological and scientific
capabilities, assessed its nuclear materials production
capacity, and the related concerns as well as the methods
available for managing its nuclear issue to the interest of
the region’s stability and security.

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Wednesday 13 December 2006

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Wednesday 13 December 2006

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