31 May 2012
Turkey and the Iranian Nuclear Programme
A Key to Progress in Regional Disarmament?
The increasing tension around the Iranian nuclear program and the uncompromising positions of the protagonists have made the goal of creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East seem utopian. Yet, the current strategy of maintaining a low profile in the discussions on the zone, while keeping the focus exclusively on Iran, is not likely to lead to progress. This paper suggests that combining the Iranian question with the zone and enlarging the content and scope of the negotiations even further by including Iran’s neighbours could be a better strategy.
© 2012 Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
Hanna Ojanen, Barbara Zanchetta