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  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
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What Does Ahmadinajad Have in Common with Gavrilo Princip: Solving the Iranian Puzzle

Alexei Arbatov, Andrei Piontkovski

Two experts, two opposing views. Iran has a right to its own peaceful nuclear program, but its arrogant policy in the region and the world lead one to doubt that the nuclear program is exclusively peaceful. Will the policies of the current Iranian leadership cause the situation in a region that is already unstable to explode, and will this lead to global political catastrophes—these are the questions the two experts argue about in a discussion via e-mail that is published in this issue.

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SECURITY INDEX №1 (81), 2007