Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West

Product Description
Former U.N. Ambassador Dore Gold shows why engaging Iran through diplomacy is not only futile but also could be deadly. In the West, liberal politicians and pundits are calling for renewed diplomatic engagement with Iran, convinced that Tehran will respond to reason and halt its nuclear weapons program. Yet, countries have repeatedly tried diplomatic talks and utterly failed. In The Rise of Nuclear Iran, Gold examines these past failures, showing how Iran employed strategic deception and delay tactics to hide its intentions from the West. He argues that Western policymakers underestimate Iran s hostility toward us and explains why diplomacy will continue to backfire, no matter which party or president is in power. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
About the Author
Dore Gold is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hatred's Kingdom and The Fight for Jerusalem. From 1997 through 1999 he served as Israel's U.N. ambassador. Gold was also a foreign policy advisor and diplomatic envoy to Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. He has written numerous articles on the Middle East,which have appeared in leading publications such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Gold lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.

Dore Gold is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism and Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City. He is the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 through 1999, was foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, has been a diplomatic envoy to the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, the Persian Gulf states, and the Palestinian Authority, and has been intimately involved in Arab-Israeli negotiations. Ambassador Gold, who earned his Ph.D. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Columbia University, has written numerous books and articles on the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.