Grappling with the Iranian Nuclear Imbroglio
S. Samuel C. Rajiv
TROUBLING TEHRAN: REFLECTIONS ON GEOPOLITICS by Arun Vishwanathan and Rajaram Nagappa Pentagon Press, 2013, 139 pp., 703
December 2013, volume 37, No 12

The slim volume under review is the end-product of a round table organized by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore in May-June 2012. It is one of the very few book-length attempts that try to grapple with the complex issues surrounding the Iranian nuclear imbroglio and its implications for India. Given the decade-long dispute and the significant points of contention bedevilling the issue along with its attendant implications, a more thorough examination with greater rigour in providing the sources for the material presented was definitely required. The nine authors and the ten short chapters inclusive of the Introduction and the Conclusion though provide a glimpse into the nature of the problem.

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