AUTHORGold, Dore
TITLEThe Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West
PUBLISHERRegnery Publishing Inc
CITYWashington D.C

In this book, Dore Gold, a former ambassador from Israel to the United Nations and expert on the Middle East, provides his view of Iranian politics and nuclear aspirations. The book was published in July 2009, following the disputed Iranian presidential elections, and it attempts to provide insights for the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. The book is divided into three major sections. The first analyzes what the author sees as the nature of the diplomatic failure characterizing relations between Iran and the West; the second offers a history of what he calls "misreading Iran"; the final section considers why Western dialogue has "failed" with Iran and presents the author's view of how relations should proceed. Ultimately, Gold suggests that an "engagement" approach with the current (2009) Iranian leadership is not a viable policy; instead he argues that a popular uprising to overthrow the leadership presents the best long term solution for addressing the nuclear threat posed by Iran.

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