Middle East and Iran: Publications

Strategic culture as factor of influence on Iranian nuclear policy

By Oleksandr Cheban (in Ukrainian)

The article examines strategic culture as phenomenon which impacts on states’ nuclear policy. This impact is examined in the article within the framework of Iranian nuclear policy. The article analyzes cultural, historical and mental factors which form strategic culture of Iran and influence on political decision making related to the development of Iranian nuclear program. Basing on the analysis of strategic culture of Iran the article makes prognosis on the future development of Iranian nuclear program.

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Nuclear zero issue in International Relations

By Oleksandr Cheban (in Ukrainian)

The article is devoted to the analysis of the problem of nuclear disarmament and to the studying of different views about the idea of nuclear zero. The article also considers the possible measures of strengthening the nuclear security in the nearest future before the realization of idea of nuclear zero.

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Nuclear programs of India and Pakistan: «the domino effect» or the transformation of nuclear nonproliferation regime?

By Valeriia Lozova (in Ukrainian)

The article examines the need to find a way out of the current non-proliferation regime crisis situation with the existence of a de facto nuclear weapon powers outside the «nuclear five» declared by the NPT. The research also emphasized the desirability of examining the motives which drive the country to the acquisition and preservation of the nuclear status for the development of new ideas in the field of non-proliferation. Analysing the results we can say that the first regional system of nuclear deterrence was established between India and Pakistan. And India, in turn, is, in our opinion, the most interesting example as a potential pioneer of a new architecture of the nuclear non-proliferation.

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Reasons of Signing Geneva Nuclear Deal with Iran: Theoretical Aspect

By Oleksandr Cheban (in Ukrainian)

The article examines the reasons of why Iran signed interim Geneva nuclear deal in November 2013. This deal limited the development of Iranian nuclear program which had been one of the main sources of international concerns for a long time. The reasons of signing the Geneva nuclear deal by Iran and six international mediators are examined in the article in the context of international relations theory. Some divisions of this theory explain why states obtain or give up nuclear weapons.

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