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Israel’s security nexus as strategic restraint : the case of Iran 2009–2013.

Jones, Clive (2015) 'Israel’s security nexus as strategic restraint : the case of Iran 2009–2013.', Journal of Strategic Studies, 41 (1-2). pp. 160-180.


This article examines the debates in Israel between 2009 and 2013 over Iran’s nuclear programme as a reflection of a particular type of civil–military or civil–security relationship. It analyses how key actors within that relationship – particularly those with an intelligence background – engaged with media outlets in Israel and further afield to influence domestic and international opinion over how best to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In so doing, it seeks to address one fundamental question: are governments in Jerusalem any longer the final arbiters over deciding what is in the national security interests of the State of Israel?

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Date accepted:01 January 2015
Date deposited:20 June 2019
Date of first online publication:10 December 2015
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