14 June 2012
Iran's nuclear program-and the costs of stopping it
By Rod Lyon
Over the last six months, the prospects of an Israeli preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear weapons program have been much discussed.
This paper considers the positions of US and Israeli leaders, the 5+1 negotiations, and the possible drivers for a military strike against Iran. The Iranian nuclear program is an important issue for Australia—it goes to the heart of our own concerns about proliferation, a stable Middle East, and secure global energy supplies.
This paper looks at the implications of this issue for Australia.