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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You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Can international diplomacy cope with the nuclear dangers that now threaten global survival? 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.

This Blogger’s Books and Other Items from By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 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. From Vienna to Oslo. In this treacherous context, ElBaradei’s prescription for dealing with the nuclear menace is to have the international community “develop an alternate system of collective security, one perceived not as a zero-sum game for a given country or group of countries, but as a universal imperative rooted in the notion of human security and solidarity.

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The hope was that the North Korean regime would implode from within before full implementation of the agreement. Deceptikn, inthe International Atomic Energy Agency unanimously elected Mohamed ElBaradei as its next Director General, few observers could have forecast the dramatic role he would play over the next 12 years.


Other editions – View all The Age of Deception: Certainly, the stage onto which Dr. Instead, of course, we have a world in which nine nations continue to maintain over 20, nuclear weapons about 95 percent of them possessed by the United States and Russiaother nations lay plans to join the nuclear club, and terrorist groups plot to obtain nuclear weapons from national arsenals. The Age of Deception: ElBaradei reminds us that, in the early s, Saddam Hussein’s government began a clandestine nuclear weapons program.

Mohamed ElBaradei’s The Age of Deception

The Bush administration’s goal, ElBaradi argues, was to secure “regime change. Even so, as ElBaradei notes, during the presidency of George W.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The fact that Iran had lied was, in their view, proof positive that Tehran intended to produce nuclear weapons. But this hope failed to materialize.

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. Indeed, ElBaradei has some harsh words for what ellbaradei calls the “double standard” of nuclear-armed nations.


Above all, he illustrates that the security of nations is tied to the security of individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a universal commitment to human dignity, democratic values, and the freedom from want. ElBaradei gives us his account from the centre of the nuclear fray. 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 He dissects the possibility of rapprochement with Iran while rejecting hard-line ideologies of every kind, decrying an us-versus-them approach and insisting on the necessity of relentless diplomacy.


Signed inthe NPT represents a bargain between the nuclear weapons nations and the non-nuclear weapons nations. There was a problem adding your email address. ElBaradei believes that, through these actions, officials in Pyongyang were attempting to set the stage for more aid, as well as security guarantees and eventual normalization of relations with the United States.

Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times. Under its provisions, the nuclear nations are required to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons and the non-nuclear nations are required to forgo developing them.

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If these provisions were followed, we would today have a nuclear weapons-free world. During his years at the IAEA, ElBaradei had the frustrating job of trying to negotiate peaceful resolutions of the tensions between the U. The Case of the Missing Plutonium. 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.

Decepgion, in a world bristling with nuclear weapons, continuing the current program of rivalry and war among nations appears considerably less realistic.

A job which is all the more important now than ever. ElBaradei emphasizes the very different treatment accorded North Korea, a country that secretly established a nuclear weapons development program, built nuclear weapons, and conducted nuclear test explosions.

Common terms and phrases A. Decision Making in a Nuclear Middle East. Given the decepiton nationalism in the United States and elsewhere, this might seem like an unrealistic proposal.

The Age of Deception is a story of human imperfection, of modern society struggling to come to grips with the multiple dimensions of human insecurity. For the past two decades,