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Published on: April 22, 2015
Iran and the Bomb
Nuclear Arms Control, Then and Now

The framework agreement with Iran recalls the era of arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union, but the differences rather than the similarities between the two periods are what make this an illuminating comparison.

Michael Mandelbaum, a member of the TAI editorial board, is Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of three books about Cold War nuclear strategy and arms control: The Nuclear Question: The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946-1976 (1979), The Nuclear Revolution: International Politics Before and After Hiroshima (1981), and The Nuclear Future (1983). His most recent book is The Road to Global Prosperity (2014).
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