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A Joint Nuclear Program?

Recently the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) proposed that GCC countries needed to be in direct discussion with Iran and Iraq to help develop a safe, secure and advanced nuclear energy program in the Gulf.  The program would be a win-win situation for both the Gulf countries and Iran as this venture would provide Iran with a face-saving end to its long-standing deadlock with the Western world and would provide the GCC with the peace of mind regarding Iranian nuclear program and the threat of war against Iran.  But the question remains: Can Iran be trusted in this joint venture? Al Jazeera provides an interesting in depth discussion on how feasible this idea is:

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Sahar Zubairy

Sahar Zubairy recently graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas- Austin with Masters in Global Policy Studies. She graduated from Texas A&M University with Phi Beta Kappa honors in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In Summer 2008, she was the Southwest Asia/Gulf Intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she researched Iran and the Persian Gulf. She was also a member of a research team that helped develop a website investigating the possible effects of closure of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf by Iran.