Why Iran Should Get the Bomb

June 22, 2012 § 4 Comments

In Foreign Affairs, Kenneth Waltz, the towering international relations theorist, argues that nuclear balancing will bring stability to the Middle East. He writes:

Most U.S., European, and Israeli commentators and policymakers warn that a nuclear-armed Iran would be the worst possible outcome of the current standoff. In fact, it would probably be the best possible result: the one most likely to restore stability to the Middle East.

He adds:

Diplomacy between Iran and the major powers should continue, because open lines of communication will make the Western countries feel better able to live with a nuclear Iran. But the current sanctions on Iran can be dropped: they primarily harm ordinary Iranians, with little purpose.

Most important, policymakers and citizens in the Arab world, Europe, Israel, and the United States should take comfort from the fact that history has shown that where nuclear capabilities emerge, so, too, does stability. When it comes to nuclear weapons, now as ever, more may be better.

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§ 4 Responses to Why Iran Should Get the Bomb

  • Bonnie says:

    Iran is is Central Asia- NOT the Middle East.

    The problem since 1948 has been israel, IN the Middle East. And now, IN the Middle east is the new ally of israel, Arabia. Linking.

    I wonder why? Anybody know?

  • Anon says:

    I stopped reading after you made reference to Iran’s desire for nuclear weapons. You forget, they have publicly stated they are not after them and all inspections by the IAEA have supported this. There is no missing material with which to make a weapon. Everything is accounted for. Change your tune and report your news correctly. This whole story of Iran wanting a nuclear weapon is “alleged” and it is “alleged” by the two biggest liars on this planet. Obeemer and Netanyahoo. Who btw, both have those same nuclear weapons. Yet they won’t allow a signatory of the NPT to make medical isotopes for themselves. It’s obvious by this article you are biased. You should not be allowed to write for anyone. You do journalism a discredit when you post trash like this.

    “First, diplomacy coupled with serious sanctions could convince Iran to abandon its pursuit of a nuclear weapon.” Your words… not mine.
    It has not been proven, It has never been stated, in fact, all materials accounted for by the IAEA and Iran’s leaders have said they have no interest in making a bomb. It is against their religious nature.

    When Israel signs the NPT then they can have a voice in the
    nuclear community. Until then they should sit down, shut up and keep up their apartheid regime while they can. The world is watching and we’re going to be fixing those wrongs soon enough.

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