IRAN’S NUCLEAR POLICY: NATURE, AMBITION, AND STRATEGY

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Violet B. Eneyo
Jihad Talib
Frank Mbeh Attah
Eric Etim Offiong

Abstract

Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons represent the biggest danger to humanity. During the Cold War, the US and USSR provided ‘umbrella protection’ to convince allies not to acquire nuclear weapons. Most ‘newly’ independent nations never had such security during the Cold War since they were not part of a power bloc. During the Iran-Iraq conflict (1980-1988), the Islamic Republic of Iran was attacked with chemical weapons. Since Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian exile organization, exposed Iran's hidden nuclear program in 2002, the topic has gained worldwide attention. Iran's nuclear agenda has produced a worldwide catastrophe despite its NPT membership. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful and respects Islamic values. Most US politicians and academics consider Iran a rough nation with political and strategic concerns, including regional hegemony, human rights, terrorism, WMD proliferation, and military operations beyond the border. This study examines Iran's nuclear policies to demonstrate its essence, goal, and strategy.       

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Eneyo, V. B. ., Talib, J. ., Mbeh Attah, F. ., & Etim Offiong, E. . (2022). IRAN’S NUCLEAR POLICY: NATURE, AMBITION, AND STRATEGY . Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 8(2), 202-222. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2282202e
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Violet B. Eneyo, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Violet Bassey Eneyo is currently a lecturer in the Department of Tourism Studies at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She is the holder of a Doctorate degree in Geography and Environmental Science (Tourism Development). She has been teaching for quite a while now and has published in both international and local journals. She specializes in tourism and hospitality management, conservation planning, tourism development, and international relations.

Jihad Talib, Universitas Muhammadiyah Bulukumba, Indonesia

Jihad Talib is alecturer in the field of Indonesian language and literature education. He is currently pursuing a career in the humanities, specifically in literary studies. He holds the positions of Chairperson of the LPPMUMB (2019-2023) and Secretary of the PD Muhammadiyah Institute of Sports and Culture (LSBO) Bulukumba(between 2019-2023). He has carried out various scholarly activities. For instance, he participated in the PIRN XII LIPI in 2013 in Boyolali, Central Java, in which his research group came out best in the field of humanities. He is also the winner of the second national competition for writing cultural articles organised by the Nabil Foundation (2017). He has published four books: "SekuntumEdelweis," which is a short story anthology; "E-Learning Quipper School in Text-Based Learning," "Introduction to the Pinisi E-Boat Learning Model (Application Examples in Teaching Texts")," and "Introduction to the Pinisi E-Boat Learning Model (Application Examples in Teaching Texts)."

Frank Mbeh Attah, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Dr. Frank M. Attah is currently a senior lecturer in the department of sociology at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He holds a Ph. D in Development Sociology from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He has several publications in both local and international journals in diverse areas, but with a particular interest in the Social Engineering Approach to community development and poverty reduction issues. He has attended numerous seminars and conferences, and he is a social mobilizer and, indeed, a critic of injustice with a philanthropic disposition.

Eric Etim Offiong, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Dr. Eric E. Offiong had his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Calabar and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in 2006 and 2014, respectively. He is a senior lecturer at the faculty of Agriculture and Wildlife Resources Management at the University of Calabar, Calabar. He has published more than 25 scientific papers in conferences and journals. His research activity and interests are focused on forest ecology, silviculture, forest engineering, and forest protection.