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That's the stark warning of Dore Gold, Israel's former ambassador to the United Nations and author of the New York Times bestseller Hatred's Kingdom. Diplomatic engagement with Iran, Gold warns, has never worked. Iran has pursued its nuclear ambitions at first in secret and then in defiance of the United Nations and Western protests--and it will not be stopped by Western diplomats waving olive branches and offering promises of aid or threats of sanctions. In The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, you'll learn:
* Why a nuclear Iran could lead to a "terrorist bomb"
* Why the Arab world, as much as Israel, fears a nuclear Iran
* How Iran takes advant age of Western diplomacy
* The radical theology of the current Iranian regime--and its apocalyptic goals
* Iran's not-so-secret hegemonic aspirations for the Middle East, Islam, and even the rest of the world
Alarming and compelling, The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, confronts us with the most important foreign policy question of our time: will Iran be allowed to become a nuclear power--and at what cost?
Time Is Running Out.
From 2003 to 2005, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator was Hassan Rowhani. He represented Iran in the key negotiations that resulted in a temporary suspension of its uranium enrichment activities in 2003. Despite being replaced in August 2005, anything he said about Iran's nuclear program was extremely sensitive. He made a staggering disclosure in a speech delivered in a closed-door meeting in Tehran as he was leaving his post, when he bragged that he had successfully outmaneuvered--and essentially deceived--the Western powers, led by the European Union, with whom he had negotiated: "When we were negotiating with the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment in parts of the facility in Isfahan." Isfahan was known by Western intelligence agencies to be precisely where the Iranians had erected a facility for completing the second important stage in the production of fuel for their clandestine nuclear weapons program...
--from the Introduction to The Rise of Nuclear Iran
Praise for The Rise of Nuclear Iran
"Ever since the issue of Iran's nuclear ambitions hit the headlines, the task of shaping a response to that looming threat to regional stability has been hampered by the belief that the choices available are limited to pre-emptive war or pre-emptive surrender to the Khomeinist regime. In this authoritative study, Dore Gold, one of Israel's leading strategic thinkers, shows that other choices may be available, especially now that the regime in Tehran is facing a growing domestic opposition."
--Amir Taheri, author of The Persian Night, and former editor of Kayhan, is also a frequent contributor to the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, and other publications.
Anyone that has an opinion about world politics should read this book.
Dr. Gold also makes it abundantly clear that if Iran attains nuclear weapons it will enhance the positions of terrorists groups like Hezzbolah.
It will curdle your blood and make you want to strangle some diplomatic necks for sure!
This could not be more timely. It is certainly commentary and analysis you will never see on the so-called mainstream media. Read morePublished on October 14, 2009 by E. Sauber
Look, the book is an excellent work. Backed and supported by thorough research and end notes. Ambassador Gold seems to understand the Iranian mindset and history full well but here... Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Winston
It is difficult to read, but I'm struggling through it: I received
a book after it, (My enemy my brother, by Hanna Shahin) and I've chosen to read it first, but then I plan... Read more
Nothing new here. Another Israeli beating the drum for war with Iran, as they have for at least the last 15 years. Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by Reader