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Nuclear Iran - Shirley Williams and Geoffrey Robertson

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 December 2012

On Start the Week Andrew Marr discusses the prospect of an Iran with nuclear weapons. David Patrikarakos points to the failure to understand how far Iran's nuclear strategy is linked to its recent history and sense of identity. Geoffrey Robertson QC argues that the production of atomic bombs should be made an international crime against humanity, whereas Baroness Shirley Williams believes that politics still has a role to play in disarmament around the world. But Douglas Murray dismisses the idea that political negotiation or the law will work, and believes force may be the only answer.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • David Patrikarakos

    David Patrikarakos is a writer, essayist and journalist.


    Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State is published by I B Tauris.


    New Books - I B Tauris

  • Baroness Shirley Williams

    Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, is a Liberal Democrat peer.


    Baroness Williams of Crosby

  • Geoffrey Robertson

    Geoffrey Robertson QC is a human rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster.


    Mullahs Without Mercy: Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons is published by Biteback Publishing.


    Geoffrey Robertson QC

  • Douglas Murray

    Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author and political commentator.


    Douglas Murray


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