The Iranian regime is in the middle of a dangerous nuclear poker game with the West. Drawing on her inside knowledge and experience, Thérèse Delpech provides a hard-hitting analysis of Iran's intentions and its ability to beguile the international community, often with the aid of China and Russia, two countries eager to benefit from Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Delpech is one of the world's leading authorities on international nuclear security, and in this book, she dissects Iran's program in minute detail. Delpech begins with a history of Iran's nuclear project-which was launched with the help of several Western countries-from the 1970s to today. She examines the reasons behind Iran's renewed interest in nuclear power during its war with Iraq, and the national pride, exemplified by Mahmoud Amadinejad's bellicose rhetoric, that prevents the country from bowing to the dictates of the international community. Then she dissects the strategy of the various actors in this new global crisis: Iran, the commonly termed EU "3" (United Kingdom, France, and Germany), the United States, Russia, China, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Delpech follows with an analysis of the feasibility, practicality, and political viability of such possible solutions as dismantling by force, supervised third party reprocessing, referral to the United Nations' Security Council, and Iranian appeasement. In conclusion, Delpech unravels the tangled regional and international dimensions of the crisis, detailing the enormous impact of Iran's game on the Persian Gulf, Turkey, the political and military movements of Israel, America's presence in Iraq and the wider Middle East, and the future of the much-weakened Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Thérèse Delpech has been director of strategic studies at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) since 1997. She is also a researcher with CERI, commissioner with the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission, and international adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross.Review :
[Thérèse Delpech's] authority and autonomy have never faced an outcast's passage through a desert of scorn; instead they are bolstered by private conversations with government leaders, and in 2005 by one of France's major literary awards, the Prix Femina for nonfiction.(New York Times)
In this book Thérèse Delpech, a UN advisor on proliferation and an intrepid and tenacious researcher, uncloaks the network of collaboration that has enabled Tehran to reach the threshold of having nuclear weapons.(Le Monde)
Iran's nuclear program has become one of the most burning issues on the international scene. Thérèse Delpech's book comes out at the perfect time to unravel the tangles of the debate, all the more so since the author is intimately familiar with the negotiation process while continuing to speak her mind freely.(La Croix)
Therese Delpech, one of the world's leading authorities on international nuclear security, dissects Iran's nuclear programme in minute detail.(The Middle East 1900-01-00)
Thérèse Delpech is highly informed about the Iranian nuclear program and the efforts to deal with it, as she has been involved with this challenge for more than a decade. She is a highly regarded strategist and historian of nuclear weapons, and therefore can place the Iranian challenge in several contexts. She offers readers an outstandingly capable and enjoyable guide through a troubling subject, neither avoiding controversy nor diluting her analysis and prose to suit the widest possible taste. Readers will not be bored.(George Perkovic, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
[A] wonderfully pugnacious book... sharp book... it is hard to see how this could be bettered.(Lawrence D. Freedman Foreign Affairs 1900-01-00)
Provides some insight into Iran's nuclear program and ambitions.(Middle East Journal 1900-01-00)
Overall, Delpech has provided an illuminating work that attempts to shed much needed light on a subject that remains cloaked by speculation and deception.(John Cappucci MESA Bulletin 1900-01-00)
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