Atomic Kingdom: If Iran Builds the Bomb, Will Saudi Arabia Be Next?

Atomic Kingdom: If Iran Builds the Bomb, Will Saudi Arabia Be Next?
Authors: Dr. Colin H. Kahl, Melissa Dalton
Type of Publication: Report
Date: 02/19/2013


It is taken for granted in Washington that Saudi Arabia will inevitably pursue nuclear weapons if Tehran succeeds in its quest for the bomb. However, CNAS Senior Fellow Colin Kahl, Visiting Fellow Melissa G. Dalton and Research Associate Matthew Irvine argue in their new report Atomic Kingdom: If Iran Builds the Bomb, Will Saudi Arabia Be Next? that the prospects for Saudi reactive proliferation are lower than the conventional wisdom suggests.