The Future of Nuclear Conflicts In The Middle East
English Writing 100
Paper # 4
Anas Althami #1
International security consists of the measures taken by nations and international organizations, such as the United Nations, to ensure mutual survival and peace between countries. Nuclear weapons are the core conflict for international security and a constant threat to its stability. However, The Security Council continues to impose sanctions on Iran’s nuclear activities, meanwhile closes its ears and eyes to non-NPT nations with existing nuclear weapons. As a result of the Security Council neglect, these nations are national threat and will possibly commit nuclear crimes toward their neighbors and run away without punishment.
Nuclear activities began in the 1930s when the U.S conducted extensive studies to develop nuclear weapons. In the 1940s, the U.S became the first nuclear state. The U.S tested its nuclear weapons during the American Japanese war, World War 2, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. All together, the two bombings killed about 180,000 and injured 130,000. [i] Both bombs showed a success due to the massive destruction they caused. The destructive bombs were just the beginning of a nuclear race between the two super powers, the U.S and Soviet Union. Five years later, the U.S tested its first hydrogen bomb[ii], and two years later the Soviet Union responded with the same activity to show the world, and particularly the U.S that they were more capable. Both nations competed extensively to improve more effective nuclear weapons. Therefore, the two nations embraced the ideology that being number one in nuclear capabilities determined the worldwide dominance.
Anas Althami #2
Furthermore, the U.S fear of Soviet expansion was highlighted as a threat to American interests around the world, especially in the Middle East. The U.S was thinking ahead and began penetrating its roots in the oil countries to...