Iran, nonproliferation, and the politics of US preponderance

18 May 2015, 5.00 PM - 18 May 2015, 6.00 PM

Professor Campbell Craig

Social Science Complex, Priory Road 3F9

A talk by IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Campbell Craig.

The talk will examine US interests in maintaining the nonproliferation regime, how this manifests itself in the current negotiations with Iran, and explore the causes of Republican opposition to these negotiations. I argue that the long tradition in US politics of exaggerating American insecurity for domestic purposes, combined with the new structural condition of unipolarity, creates an overriding incentive among right-wing politicians to undermine nonproliferation norms and the imminent nuclear deal with Iran.

Reception to follow from 6:30 to 7:30pm

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