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~I would like to thank Dr Benjamin MacQueen for his encouragement and feedback as I began this thesis. His advice was always timely and generous. I’d also like to thank Dr Timothy Lynch for his extremely useful feedback and constant advice and support during the final months.
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~Obama’s second term in office has seen a significant shift in the relationship between the United States and Iran. This chapter will provide a detailed analysis of the negotiations with Iran since the election of President Hassan Rouhani. The Geneva Process with the P5+1 and the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) has sought to resolve many of the...
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~This chapter will explore the long-term implications of the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Iran on nuclear proliferation in the Middle East region, the strengthening of Iranian regional influence and the potential for this to increase instability, and the broader consequences for the strength of the NPT. The challenge that...
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~The problem of Iran’s nuclear programme has dominated US foreign policy for more than a decade. The desire to prevent Iran from ever gaining the ability to develop a nuclear weapon fit within the broader tradition of US non-proliferation policy. Yet, despite being one of the most powerful states in the international system, US leaders were...
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Dr Kumuda Simpson is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University. She received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and has taught at several Australian Universities. Her research interests nuclear proliferation and energy security, Arms Control, and American Politics. She has published on a range of issues including...
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The series focuses on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), discussing all issues surrounding nuclear, chemical, radiological, and biological weapons. The volumes aim to present varying historical, contemporary, state, non-state, traditional, and non-traditional approaches from emerging scholars, established academics, and those involved in the foreign and security policy domains.
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