The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dore Gold
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Genres: Public Policy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2009
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 40 minutes
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With the new administration in place, President Obama has inherited the problem of Iran's nuclear program. In his new book, 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 Deadly Engagement, 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Gold, Dore

Dore Gold, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Hatred's Kingdom," served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 through 1999 and has been a diplomatic envoy to numerous international leaders. Ambassador Gold, who earned his Ph.D. in international relations and Middle East studies from Columbia University, lives in Jerusalem, where he runs the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.