ZR is a full-time analyst who has worked with national security issues for almost 12 years. He is currently completing his Bachelors of Science degree with the prestigious International Security and Intelligence Studies Program at Bellevue University. Upon graduation, he will continue to provide professional support to national security issues and policies.

The Russian government has made great leaps since the collapse of the Soviet Union, “moving from a globally-isolated, centrally-planned economy towards a more market-based and globally-integrated economy.” A large boost to its economy was the privatization of most industry.

In light of the recent nuclear accord with Iran it is worthwhile to consider how some have always argued there is no real inherent problem with Iran ultimately possessing a nuclear weapon. The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze this position, proposing the notion that the world should take great concern over Iran’s ultimate possible entry into the “Nuclear Weapons Club.”