“Can the differences in US policy toward India and Iran’s nuclear programme be explained by the fact that India is a democracy? If not, what other factors might be helpful in explaining the differences?”
Include these readings/journals in the essay as my lecturer has said these readings are compulsory to be mentioned somehow.
Hugh Gusterson, ‘Nuclear Weapons and the Other in the Western Imagination’, Cultural Anthropology 14:1 (1999), 111-43
Jarrod Hayes, ‘Identity and Securitization in the Democratic Peace: The United States and the Divergence of Response to India and Iran’s Nuclear Programme’, International Studies Quarterly 53:4 (2009), 977-99
Muppidi, Himadeep. “Colonial and Postcolonial Governance.” In Power in Global Governance (eds. Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall) Cambridge University Press, pp. 273-293 [Available as ebook from library website.]
Homeira Moshirzadeh, ‘Discursive Foundations of Iran’s Nuclear Policy’, Security Dialogue 38:4 (2007), 521-43
T. V. Paul & Mahesh Shankar, ‘Why the US-India Nuclear Accord is a Good Deal’, Survival 49:4 (2007), 111-22
Kamran Taremi, ‘Beyond the Axis of Evil: Ballistic Missiles in Iran’s Military Thinking’, Security Dialogue 36:1 (2005), 93-108.
Kenneth M. Pollack, The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict between Iran and America (Random House, 2004).
Mark Fitzpatrick, ‘Assessing Iran’s nuclear programme’, Survival 48:3 (2006), 5-26.
Priyanjali Malik, India’s Nuclear Debate: Exceptionalism and the Bomb (Routledge, 2010).