Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State
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Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State

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The Iranian nuclear crisis has dominated world politics since the beginning of the century, with Iran now facing increasing diplomatic isolation, talk of military strikes against its nuclear facilities and a disastrous Middle East war. There is little real understanding of Iran's nuclear program, in particular its history, which is now over fifty years old. This groundbrea...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by I. B. Tauris
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Our book club took an interest in the question of where Iran really stands in its nuclear program today. To lighten the approach, we read "All the Shah's Men" for a brief, though sound, historical background and favorable reading material for a book club. While All the Shah's Men stops in 1953, "Nuclear Iran" takes the ball from there and fills in the gap with a focus on the Shah's interests in a peaceful Nuclear power program through the Islamic revolution in 1979 up to today. Published/release...more
A quick course in Iran/Persia history is necessary to understand the forces affecting its nuclear power development. The author talks about the last 200 years with special emphasis on the 20th century. Events have an important role. For instance:

o In 1953, a CIA-led coup deposed the democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and re-installed the pro-American Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to the throne. One of the reasons: oil. Another: the Cold War. This is still a raw nerve for Ira...more
Aug 12, 2014 Alan added it
excellent book
Dele Cooke
Excellently told, good in-depth record that the West should read to truly understand Iran.
Sonja Nakhai
Keine leichte Kost, aber eine umfassende und ausgewogene Darstellung.
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