Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” (Video)

Posted on August 3, 2012


From PBS Newshour: John J. Mearsheimer, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Dov S. Zakheim, a former Pentagon official who is now a senior advisor to the Center for Naval Analyses, sit down with PBS’ Judy Woodruff. They discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” a recent Foreign Affairs article by Kenneth N. Waltz, who is a senior research scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Mearsheimer agrees with Waltz’s basic point that a nuclear-armed Iran would bring stability to the Middle East. Zakheim says it would trigger an arms race.

Watch Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Bring ‘Stability’ But Risks on PBS.

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