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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He was also a leader in the recent pro-democracy uprising in Egypt.

But no one could have predicted that Deceptjon would be ‘the man in the middle’ of so many nuclear conflicts over so sustained a period of time. Decision Making in a Nuclear Middle East. The regime hung on, while the United States never delivered the promised reactors.

The Age of Deception

Certainly, the stage onto which Dr. 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. 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 When, inthe International Atomic Energy Agency unanimously elected Mohamed ElBaradei as its next Dfception General, few observers could have forecast the dramatic role he would play over the next 12 years.

In The Age of DeceptionDr. Readers will sit deceptiln the dinner table with Iraqi officials in Baghdad, listening as they bleakly predict the coming war.

We must develop strategies to share the wealth of the planet more equally. Selected pages Title Page. 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.


From Vienna to Oslo. Unmasking a Hidden Program.

Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account, ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray. Above all, he illustrates that the security of decdption 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 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.

Interesting and thoughful book about the life of nuclear weapons inspecting. Other editions – View all The Age of Deception: 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. But the Bush administration refused to consider compromise measures.

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. 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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In ElBaradei’s zge, 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. Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly independent, uncompromised voice.



Today, of course, the hottest nuclear issue concerns Iran. Inthe U. Called the Agreed Framework, this arrangement provided 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. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from Baghdad, eblaradei 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.

In ElBaradei’s view, during the mids, as Iran underwent devastating losses decepfion to Iraq’s use of poison gas in its war with Iran, the Iranian government might have intended to develop nuclear weapons.

What’s Going Dexeption at UAardvark? Can international diplomacy cope with the nuclear dangers that now threaten global survival? He describes how negotiations were continually sabotaged because of domestic pressures, and he examines the actions of Iranian leaders, who had oversold their nuclear program to gain internal prestige while deceiving the IAEA for years.

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Account Options Sign in. 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 gives us his account from the centre of the nuclear fray.