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  • Affiliation : Permanent Mission of Russia to the International Organizations in Vienna
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Persian Gulf: Atomic Treat or Nuclear Trick?

Roman Ustinov

In an analysis of the Persian Gulf countries' decision to develop nuclear energy, the author reaches the conclusion that this choice is dictated by the growing electricity needs of all the countries in the region and the likely exhaustion of hydrocarbon resources over the long run. Competition with Iran is a separate issue. The author also examines the potential ways for this initiative to be implemented.

Persian Gulf: Atomic Treat or Nuclear Trick?


SECURITY INDEX №3 (85), 2008