By: Mohamed ElBaradei Media of The Age of Deception Certainly, the stage onto which Dr. ElBaradei stepped – featuring Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Kim. Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel prize-winning former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency and a major player in the revolution in. In “The Age of Deception,” Mohamed ElBaradei surveys the efforts to contain the nuclear ambitions of Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Libya.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. ElBaradei makes a very convincing case that U.

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But, in a world bristling with nuclear weapons, continuing the current program of rivalry and war among nations appears considerably less realistic. Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. We must develop strategies to share the wlbaradei of the off more equally.

Each week, our editors elbaadei the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. They will eavesdrop on the exchanges between UN inspectors and U. Inthe U. Korea, and a reasoned and delicate approach to all of these. Certainly, the stage onto which Dr. The regime hung on, while the United States never delivered the promised reactors.

The hope was that the North Korean regime would implode from within before full implementation of the agreement.

Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly independent, uncompromised voice. But, in later years, Iran seemed to back away from this goal and decide to limit its program to the development of the nuclear fuel cycle. In ElBaradei’s view, during the mids, as Iran underwent devastating losses thanks to Iraq’s use of poison gas in its war with Iran, the Iranian government might have intended to develop nuclear weapons.


Readers will sit at the dinner table with Iraqi officials in Baghdad, listening as they bleakly predict the coming war.

Given the fierce nationalism in the United States and elsewhere, this might seem like an unrealistic proposal. The Bush administration’s goal, ElBaradi argues, was to secure “regime change.

Even so, as ElBaradei notes, during the presidency of George W.

The Age of Deception

Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times. The Age of Deception is a story of human imperfection, of modern society struggling to come to grips with the multiple dimensions of human insecurity.

During his years at the IAEA, ElBaradei had the frustrating job of trying to negotiate peaceful resolutions of the tensions between the U. But the Bush administration refused to consider compromise measures. ElBaradei emphasizes the very different treatment accorded North Korea, a country that wlbaradei established elbarwdei nuclear weapons development program, built nuclear weapons, and conducted nuclear test explosions.

The Case of the Missing Plutonium. And they claimed that they had practiced secrecy only because they were being barred — by the West and, particularly by the United States — from their right under the NPT to have nuclear power plants. Under its provisions, the nuclear nations are required to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons and the non-nuclear nations are required dsception forgo developing them.

Decision Making in a Nuclear Middle East. Common terms and phrases Elbaraxei. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.


Selected pages Title Page. He was also a leader in the recent pro-democracy uprising in Egypt. Above all, he illustrates that the security of nations is tied to the security of individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a universal commitment kf human dignity, democratic values, and the freedom from want. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Account Options Sign in. ElBaradei gives us his account from the centre of the nuclear fray. In ElBaradei’s view, Washington thereby drove “a pariah nation into still greater isolation,” giving North Korea’s “generals and scientists the extra time and motivation to develop and detonate a nuclear weapon.

You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. From Vienna to Oslo. Inthe IAEA began to accumulate evidence indicating that the Iranian government, despite official denials, had been carrying out experiments on nearly every phase of uranium conversion. Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times Metropolitan Books,Mohamed ElBaradei makes the case that it can — if national governments would make a good faith effort to support it.

Drawing upon his unique perspective on the diplomatic firing line, Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei—director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency from to —shares his There was a problem adding your email address.