WED, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 • S1 E114 • 48 MIN 54 SEC
IRAN SOON MAY HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. WHAT IF ANYTHING CAN THE REST OF THE WORLD DO ABOUT IT?
Join The Pipeline as Dr. Ernest "Doc" Gunasekara- Rockwell contemplates the near- inevitability of Iran becoming a nuclear state. As early as within a year! Despite Washington's best efforts, Iran already has fissile material and is presumably getting help from US adversaries. Worse yet, President Biden is likely perceived as a appeasing and weakened leader--all of this making for the perfect storm --perfect for Iran. And should Iran succeed, what are the consequences for the Mideast, Israel, the US and the rest of the world? And will Biden, like the President he served under, Obama, use US jet fighters to constrain an Israeli pre- emptory strike and ensure the emergence of Iran's nuclear nightmare? This is not a Tom Clancy film, it's real life, in real time, coming to you through the Pipeline.
Doc Ernest "Doc" Gunasekara-Rockwell is the Editor in Chief Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs and Director, Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers.
Doc referenced several papers in the podcast, links below:
Dr. James E. Platte, "Exporting Nuclear Norms Japan and South Korea in the International Nuclear Market," Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs 3, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 127-45, https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jun/08/2002312005/-1/-1/1/DO_PLATTE.PDF
Maj David Stuckenberg, Amb. R. James Woolsey, and Col Douglas DeMaio, Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) 2018 Report, ed. Dr. Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 28 November 2018), https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/AUPress/Papers/LP_0002_DeMaio_Electromagnetic_Defense_Task_Force.pdf.
Maj David Stuckenberg, Amb. R. James Woolsey, and Col Douglas DeMaio, Electromagnetic Defense Task Force 2.0—2019 Report, ed. Donna Budjenska (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 9 August 2019), https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/AUPress/Papers/LP_0004_ELECTROMAGNETIC_DEFENSE_TASK_FORCE_2_2019.PDF.
WED, FEBRUARY 9, 2022