Nuclear Iran - Shirley Williams and Geoffrey Robertson

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.

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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