Yoel Guzansky is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University. Formerly with Israel's National Security Council, The Prime Minister's Office and Stanford University.
*This article is a translated and edited edition of an article that was originally published in the MDC's Tzomet HaMizrachHaTichon (“The Middle East Crossroads”) on May 5, 2018. The editorial team at Tel Aviv Notes would like to thank Tzomet's Editor, Esther Webman, for making the original article available for publication here.
**Ilai Bavati rendered the translation from Hebrew to English.
 The agreement is named after the Atomic Energy Act, which was changed in 1978 to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, which ties all US nuclear assistance to adherence to strict nuclear nonproliferation criteria.
 See, for example: "UAE poll shows continued support for peaceful nuclear energy program," Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation, June 11, 2017.
 Yoel Guzansky and Azriel Bermant, "The Best is the Worst: Why Iran's Enemies Support The Nuclear Deal,” Foreign Affairs, August 13, 2015.
 "After Iran Nuke Deal, Another Country Show New Interest in Uranium," CBS News, October, 10, 2015.
 Robert Einhorn and Richard Nephew, "The Iran nuclear deal: Prelude to proliferation in the Middle East?," Brookings, May 31, 2016.
 Yaroslav Trofimov "Saudi Arabia Considers Nuclear Weapons to Offset Iran," The Wall Street Journal, May, 5, 2015.
 Angelina Rascouet Wael Mhadi "Saudi Arabia to Select Nuclear Plant Site "Very Soon," Bloomberg, October 20, 2016.
 Huseyin Erdogan, “UAE ready to share nuke experience with Turkey," Anadolu Agency, October 13, 2016.
 Mohammad Ghazal, "Jordan in negotiations with potential partners in nuclear project,” Jordan Times, May 23, 2016.
 Taken from a speech of the UAE Foreign Minister at the General Assembly in 2016: “H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs.”
 Yoel Guzansky, "The UAE's Nuclear Push: And the Potential Fallout for the Middle East,"Foreign Affairs, February 19, 2017.
 Caline Malek, “More Emiratis needed for UAE nuclear industry, says new chief,” The National, July 7, 2015.