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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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.

The Bush administration’s goal, ElBaradi argues, was to secure “regime change. A powerful presentation of alternative directions that will shape the future of global politics.

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Called the Agreed Framework, this arrangement elbaraadei that North Korea would freeze the operations of its existing nuclear program in exchange for two light water nuclear reactors, plus crude oil to meet its temporary energy needs. 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 unique perspective on how to achieve global security.

Today, of course, the hottest nuclear issue concerns Iran. For the past two decades, Mohamed ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes conflicts of our time. Signed inthe NPT represents a bargain between the nuclear weapons nations and the non-nuclear weapons nations.

They will eavesdrop on the exchanges between UN inspectors and U. Readers will sit at the dinner eelbaradei with Iraqi officials in Baghdad, listening as they bleakly predict the coming war.

Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times. But no one could have predicted that ElBaradei would be ‘the man in the middle’ of so many nuclear conflicts over so sustained a period of time. ElBaradei gives us his account from the centre of the nuclear fray.


By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. From Vienna to Oslo. Selected pages Title Page. In The Age of Deception: Even so, as ElBaradei notes, during the presidency of George W.

But, in a world bristling with nuclear weapons, continuing the current program of rivalry and war among nations appears considerably less realistic. Elbaaradei this hope failed to materialize. 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.


We gain a feel for the difficulty of the IAEA inspectors’ struggle to maintain objectivity when trust has been broken, or when the press – or governments – are playing fast and loose with the facts.

ElBaradei is also sharply critical of the major powers, all of which are duplicitous in their own ways. 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.

For the first time, the Nobel Prize laureate and “man in the middle” of the planet’s most explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of nuclear weapons.

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account, ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray. The United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia not only dealt ineffectively and inconsistently with other nations suspected of developing nuclear weapons, but, through “their own failure to disarm contributed directly to proliferation itself.

Korea, and a reasoned and delicate approach to all of these. Nevertheless, they insisted that such experiments were designed to help Iran develop peaceful nuclear power.

Mohamed ElBaradei’s The Age of Deception

Indeed, ElBaradei has some harsh words for what he calls the “double standard” of nuclear-armed nations. For their efforts to control nuclear proliferation, ElBaradei and his agency received the Nobel Peace Prize.


The hope was that the North Korean regime would implode from within before full implementation of the agreement. A job which is all the more important now than ever. The story of Iraq’s experience with nuclear weapons is particularly revealing. ElBaradei makes a very convincing case that U. We must develop strategies to share the wealth of the planet more equally.

The Age of Deception: Given the fierce nationalism in the United States and elsewhere, this might seem like an unrealistic proposal. The regime hung on, while the United States never delivered the promised reactors. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from Baghdad, where Iraqi officials bleakly predict the coming war, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the trail of Pakistani nuclear smugglers. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The Case of the Missing Plutonium. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. ElBaradei observes that, after this, “the Americans did not want to consider the Iranian arguments — despite having themselves been in the driver’s seat of the effort to isolate Iran for more than two decades. This Blogger’s Books and Other Items from ElBaradei reminds us that, in the early s, Saddam Hussein’s government began a clandestine nuclear weapons program.

Certainly, the stage onto which Dr. If these provisions were followed, we would today have a nuclear weapons-free world. In The Age of DeceptionDr.

The Quest for Human Security. Please provide an email address. Probing and eloquent, The Age of Deception is an unparalleled account of society’s struggle to come to grips with the uncertainties of our age.