Assessing Iran: The Arab Spring, the Nuclear Issue, and Canada’s Response

CIPS Policy Brief No.15, March 2012.
By PETER JONES. 

  • Iran’s internal situation is troubled and getting worse, but it is impossible
    to say how long the regime will last.
  • The Arab Spring has left Iran a ‘net loser’ in terms of both alliances and influence in the Arab world.
  • Since Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear capabilities are likely motivated by interests of self-defense it is irresponsible for Canada or others to engage in conflict-stoking rhetoric.

 Full text (pdf)

Peter Jones is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. This Policy Brief is adapted from his testimony to Canada’s Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on February 8, 2012.

Related Articles

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The CIPS Blog is written only by subject-matter experts. 

 

CIPS blogs are protected by the creative commons license: Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

 


 

Check out one of five excellent blogs that have been shortlisted for CIPS first annual blog 👩‍💻 award 🥇! See the full shortlist and cast your vote 🗳 here: https://www.cips-cepi.ca/2020/09/21/cips-blog-award-voting-now-open/

Twitter feed video.Check out one of five excellent blogs that have been shortlisted for CIPS first annual blog 👩‍💻 award 🥇!  See  the full  shortlist and  cast  your  vote   🗳 here:  https://t.co/GO7GFp87v8
CIPS uOttawa@uOttawaCIPS

In 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇺🇸🇵🇭🇮🇳🇹🇷🇧🇷🇩🇪 🇯🇵 & many other places... New Right politics is rising. These movements are linked by a critique of globalisation 🌎 & claiming to stand up 4 the downtrodden 😫against a New Class of elites 🤑⛷️et al. READ MORE 👀: https://buff.ly/2HIWt5n

Load More...