This text provides an up-to-date overview of nuclear weapons in the politically fragile Middle East, discussing the evolution and future of national programs, as well as the current challenge posed by Iran.
• Each chapter chronologically identifies key milestones in the nuclear programs of the selected nations
• Contains maps depicting areas of the Middle East
• Provides a comprehensive discussion by country of the nuclear weapons programs that have evolved in the Middle East since the 1950s
• Other key issues are addressed, specifically the evolution of the India-Pakistan nuclear rivalry and the current dangers posed by Pakistan's "Muslim bomb"