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What do past nonproliferation failures say about the Iran nuclear agreement?

September 2015

The history of nonproliferation failures in Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are reviewed in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Flash from the past: Why an apparent Israeli nuclear test in 1979 matters today

September 2015

The paper provides technical and circumstantial evidence that the detection of a "double flash" by a Vela satellite on 9/22/79 was that of an Israeli nuclear test logistically assisted by South...

The Lavon Affair: How a false-flag operation led to war and the Israeli bomb

July 2013

Abstract The Lavon Affair, a failed Israeli covert operation directed against Egypt in 1954, triggered a chain of events that have had profound consequences for power relationships in the Middle...

Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

May 2012

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.

The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran

January 2012

Matthew Kroenig's argument for preventive military action to combat Tehran's nuclear program -- "Time to Attack Iran" (January/February 2012) -- suffers from three problems.

Examining Iranian And North Korean Nuclear Threats

January 2012

The nuclear weapons news of late has been alarming.

The false promise of the nation-state

September 2011

Emerging nation-states like Libya and Palestine are constrained by local elites integration in socio-economic networks.

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into country

June 2011

The number one topic around the globe has been the world after Bin Laden and the appropriate ways for democracies to dispose of terrorists.

Israel’s 1979 Nuclear Test and the U.S. Cover-Up

January 2011

First paragraph of the article: In the wake of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, the United States launched a series of satellites under the name Vela (after a constellation in the southern...

No Picnic: The Dynamics of Culture in the Contemporary Arab World

August 2010

An Abstract All too frequently, students of democracy and democratization view the politics they analyze exclusively through the prism of constitutions, elections, and political actors.

“Re: Some Nukes”, a letter in response to Hendrik Hertzberg’s article of March 22, 2010

April 2010

Hendrik Hertzberg writes that the end of the Cold War and the coming of global warming have brought about increased support for nuclear power, even among some environmentalists (The Talk of the...

Consequences of Counterterrorism, The

February 2010

The 9/11 terrorist attacks opened America's eyes to a frightening world of enemies surrounding us.

Israel’s Future and Iran’s Nuclear Program

October 2009

Israel has had an arsenal of nuclear weapons since the late 1960s, and its current inventory is estimated at between 100 and 200 warheads.

Arab Peace Initiative: A Primer and Future Prospects

March 2009

Born in the aftermath of both the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Palestinian-Israeli war which had begun in late 2000 (commonly known as the “second intifada”), the Arab Peace...

What Iranian leaders really say about doing away with Israel

December 2008

Over the past several years, Iranian leaders--most prominently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad--have made numerous statements calling for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people....

Necessary Risks: How a New U.S. Administration Can (Finally) Give Us the Middle East Policy We Need

October 2008

At the root of current Middle Eastern foreign policy debates on topics ranging from Iran to Iraq to Israel, is a more fundamental challenge for American policy makers: how to combat the general...

Assessing the Proliferation Risks of Civilian Nuclear Programmes

May 2008

The IISS Strategic Dossier on nuclear programmes in the Middle East provides a comprehensive overview of the history of nuclear programmes in the region, an evaluation of national nuclear...

International Law, Fifth Edition

July 2007

Thoroughly updated to keep pace with the many new developments in international law, the Fifth Edition of this popular casebook covers the core topics, basic doctrines, and a broad range of foreign...

Explaining Suicide Terrorism: A Review Essay

January 2007

The current trend toward suicide bombings began in Lebanon in the early 1980s. The practice soon spread to civil conflicts in Sri Lanka, the Kurdish areas of Turkey, and Chechnya.

Electoral Systems and Democracy

July 2006

The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series addresses electoral systems and democracy.

Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

June 2006

The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America's relationship with Turkey--a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country--more important than ever.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Katrina ole-MoiYoi PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
John (Jack) W. Rowe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow