Sunday, July 24, 2005

The nuclear domino

Those pals at The American Conservative write scary stories: Four Day War. But they observe one thing quite correctly, an international disarmamant in the near future is unlikely:
Iran is unlikely to give up its nuclear deterrence as long as Israel remains a nuclear power. Israel is unlikely to cede its nuclear capability as long as it feels threatened by the Arab/Islamic world and as long as Pakistan holds on to its bomb. Pakistan, of course, points to India, also a nuclear power. India looks at Pakistan and across the Himalayas and sees nuclear-armed China and says it would never give up its cherished membership to the elite nuclear club.

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