International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

SELECTIVE NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM: THE CASE OF IRAN
Bowden B. C. Mbanje, Darlington N. Mahuku

Abstract
The argument is that the existence of mistrust among states and selective nuclear development has made nuclear non-proliferation a problem in the international system. The United States devotes a lot of time on Iran basing on the suspicion that if she is allowed to continue with its nuclear program it will end up producing nuclear weapons leading to instability in the Middle East region. At the same time the Americans are quiet about Israel, India and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities. The argument is that the dilemma for the Americans is how they can dissuade other countries from acquiring nuclear weapons when they are the major culprits themselves. The paper concludes by putting recommendations on how best the NPT should deal with nuclear development and proliferation.

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