The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis [NOOK Book]

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From the controversial expert who brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world in 2002 comes a searing exposé of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, Alireza Jafarzadeh traces President Ahmadinejad's radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. He reveals new details on Iran's meddling in Iraq and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. This is the most authoritative account to ...
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From the controversial expert who brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world in 2002 comes a searing exposé of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, Alireza Jafarzadeh traces President Ahmadinejad's radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. He reveals new details on Iran's meddling in Iraq and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. This is the most authoritative account to date of the looming threat Iran poses to the United States and the Gulf region. Readers will learn for the first time:*President Ahmadinejad's radical past as a feared torturer of political prisoners and his zealous mission to deliver the regime its first nuclear bomb*The chilling trend of the military's increasing control of the nuclear program *How Ahmadinejad was handpicked by Iran's mullahs to help create an Islamic Republic in Iraq *The latest covert actions to bury nuclear facilities in tunnels*The story of the front companies Iran used to buy its nuclear technology undetected*The author's original and insightful policy options to end the Iranian threat

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Best known for bringing details of Iran's nuclear program to international attention, Jafarzadeh offers a harrowing portrait of his native country with this sobering blend of history and contemporary politics. Starting with the 1979 revolution that marked the ascendance of the Ayatollah Khomeini, he argues that Islamist extremism has played a central role in the last 25 years of Iranian politics, including the Iraq-Iran War and the 2005 election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which Jafarzadeh believes was orchestrated by the Khamenei regime. All the while, he contends, Iran has maintained a covert nuclear weapons program, threatening to radically destabilize the Middle East and strengthen the reach and scope of the oppressive Iranian regime. Jafarzadeh, a foreign affairs analyst for Fox News who was the U.S. spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) until 2003, when it was placed on the State Department's list of international terrorist organizations, has a strong emotional investment in his subject. He dismisses military and diplomatic solutions to the imminent nuclear crisis he foresees, but suggests that international support of Iranian resistance movements could succeed in upsetting the current regime. Highly detailed and compelling, his account is accessible to a general reader but will appeal mainly to students of Middle East politics. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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"Finally, we have a book from the man responsible for alerting the West about Iran's secret nuclear program. The Iran Threat documents how Tehran's support for terrorism and its commitment to a nuclear program are consistent with its ideology. Jafarzadeh provides new information on the political and religious background of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which should wake up Western policy-makers."

—Bruce McColm, President , Institute for Democratic Strategies, former executive director of Freedom House, and former President of the International Republican Institute

 

"While the whole of the West—including its powerful diplomacies and intelligence services—was fast asleep, shamelessly engaging with the fanatic regime in the persecution of the Iranian resistance, the resistance exposed the Iranian regime’s nuclear plans. If you seek the most authoritative view of the leading threat to our civilization's values, you must read Alireza Jafarzadeh’s book."

—Paulo Casaca, Chairman, NATO delegation at the European Parliament

 

"As Iran relentlessly drives toward nuclear-armed status, world leaders shift gears and quicken their search for diplomatic exit ramps in a race against time to avoid war. As diplomacy fails, problematic military strike scenarios against Iranian nuclear sites abound. In his excellent book, The Iran Threat, Alireza Jafarzadeh creatively offers another option: empower the Iranian people to seize control over their own country from the illegitimate clerical leadership. By removing the main Iranian opposition groups from terrorist lists of western countries, these organizations can pressure the regime in Tehran to choose between remaining in power and pursuing nuclear weapons. The Iran Threat will be on the 'must read' list of policymakers from Washington to Moscow, as well as from Baghdad to Beijing."

—Raymond Tanter, Georgetown University, and President, Iran Policy Committee

 

"Alireza Jafarzadeh knows Iran and the terrorist nature of Islamic fascism. He charts the Iranian regime's political development and efforts to become a nuclear power. He analyzes U.S. policy and failures to date to contain the Iranian threat. Anyone concerned about world peace and security should read this book."

—Donna M. Hughes, Professor and Carlson Endowed Chair, University of Rhode Island

 

"No one outside Iran has a better idea of what the regime in Tehran is up to than Alireza Jafarzadeh, whose Iran Threat offers an important assessment of today's circumstances. He also presents vital ideas for dealing with a rogue government as it attempts to acquire nuclear weaponry."

—Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum

 

"As the support for terrorism and nuclear ambitions of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fan the flames of conflict in the Middle East, The Iran

Threat is the first and best guide to Ahmadinejad's sordid past, his dangerous

present, and our precarious future. Alireza Jafarzadeh offers the most viable

policy option for the United States to contain the Iranian threat as an

alternative to war or appeasement."

—Congressman Bob Filner (D-California), Co-Chair, Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives

 

"This is essential reading for those who are concerned about the Iranian nuclear program and are willing to keep an open mind about the Iranian opposition.  Written by the Iranian-American who first revealed to the world—and to international inspectors—the existence of Iran's secret uranium-enrichment and plutonium-production plants, this book provides a credible, compelling account of how the mullahs and the Revolutionary Guards artfully engaged in deceit, deception and concealment to hijack a civilian program and turn it into a military one. This book also places us at the cutting edge of new allegations about an underground network of nuclear installations beyond the reach of both the International Atomic Energy Agency and national intelligence agencies.  It poses the disturbing, bottom-line question of how anything the Iranian regime might yet promise to do in its ongoing negotiations with the West could ever be verified." 

—Paul Leventhal, Founding President, Nuclear Control Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

"Alireza Jafarzadeh's book is a must-read. Jafarzadeh is one of the foremost authorities on modern Iran, and his book is a unique collection of information you can't find anywhere else. From the inner-workings of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime to the Iranian nuclear threat, he gives a unique and insightful perspective to the current situation in Iran."

—Rita Cosby, Host of MSNBC Investigates

 

“Iran is the world’s number one threat. Alireza Jafarzadeh brilliantly describes why and what we can do to help the Iranian people take their country back. A must-read if you want to understand how to win the Global War on Terror.”—Lt. General Thomas G. McInerney USAF (Ret.), former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force

 

"This book could not be more timely. As the United States looks for solutions to the crisis in the Middle East, and Iran in particular, we need authentic voices to shape the debate.  Mr. Jafarzadeh’s participation in exposing the Iranian nuclear program confirms his role and this book’s in informing American policy making."

—United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana

 

"A remarkably well-written and well-researched account of attempts by the Iranian mullahs to join the ranks of the world's nuclear powers. Mr. Jafarzadeh's sources inside Iran have proven time and again to be remarkably well-connected and well-informed. This book should be read by all who are concerned with the spread of nuclear technology beyond the ranks of supposedly responsible "great powers"."

—Ambassador James Akins, Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 

 

"Best known for bringing details of Iran's nuclear program to international attention, Jafarzadeh offers a harrowing portrait of his native country with this sobering blend of history and contemporary politics. Starting with the 1979 revolution that marked the ascendance of the Ayatollah Khomeini, he argues that Islamist extremism has played a central role in the last 25 years of Iranian politics, including the Iraq-Iran War and the 2005 election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which Jafarzadeh believes was orchestrated by the Khamenei regime. All the while, he contends, Iran has maintained a covert nuclear weapons program, threatening to radically destabilize the Middle East and strengthen the reach and scope of the oppressive Iranian regime. Jafarzadeh, a foreign affairs analyst for Fox News who was the U.S. spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) until 2003, when it was placed on the State Department's list of international terrorist organizations, has a strong emotional investment in his subject. He dismisses military and diplomatic solutions to the imminent nuclear crisis he foresees, but suggests that international support of Iranian resistance movements could succeed in upsetting the current regime. Highly detailed and compelling, his account is accessible to a general reader but will appeal mainly to students of Middle East politics."

Publishers Weekly

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230610880
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/23/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,128,892
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.06 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


ALIREZA JAFARZADEH is a terrorism expert, Middle East analyst, and Fox News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst. He is president of Strategic Policy Consulting, Inc. in Washington D.C. and has frequently appeared on major television and radio broadcasts including CNN, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, NBC, NPR, and BBC to discuss Iran. Jafarzadeh is also former media director for the Washington, DC office of the parliament-in-exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
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Table of Contents


Preface * Introduction: My Iran * Part I: A Study in Terror * Child of the "Revolution" * Son of the Regime: Ahmadinejad's Rise Up Iran's Military and Political Ranks * Aura of Oppression: The Ahmadinejad Presidency * Part II: Iran's Grand Plan * Global Ambitions: The Iranian Regime's Radical Fundamentalist Ideology * Part III: The Secret Insurgency * Nexus of Terror * The Enemy Next Door: Iran's Role in Iraq * Part IV: March to the Bomb * Nuclear Command: The Militarization of Iran's Nuclear Program * A History of Deception: Iran's Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Weapons Capability * Camouflage and Concealment: Hiding the Nuclear Program Underground and Behind Front Companies * Fast Forward: Ahmadinejad Advances Iran's Race for the Bomb * Part V: If and When * Worst-Case Scenario: Consequences of a Nuclear-Armed Iran * Beyond Negotiation: Toward an Iran Policy
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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    THIS IS SPECIFIC TO MY WRITING INTERESTS, PROBABLY TOO COMPLEX FOR OTHERS.

    The problem of iran and nuclear weapons is an elephant in the room. As a professor
    of engineering 40 years ago I met two Iranians who had the following characteristics:
    o made false statements without regard to the outcome;
    o argued at length over a detail, - - and again made false statements;
    o plagiarized another faculty member's work, laughing at him;
    o embezzled money from grants and tried to pin it on others; and
    o displayed utter contempt for anyone and everyone.
    If Iran gets nuclear weapons, you can expect them to be used against any country in the
    world, - - in a very imaginative way. There is no sense in negotiations; the Iranians
    will simply sign an agreement and violate it the next day. The problem is bomb DELIVERY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    A DANGEROUS THREAT FROM IRAN

    just finished reading alireza jafarzadehs new best seller 'the Iran threat' and was really fasinated at the amount of documentation and research in this publication showing how iran has for many years attempted to coverup its work with and export of nuclear programs. this book even documents the dummy corporations that the iranian dictatator has used so no one will know there true aims.the arthur is one of the key people who first alerted the west about irans nuclear ambitions. after reading this book I feel I have a better understanding of middle eastern politics cause iran is the silent partners of some of our enemys.

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    Posted June 26, 2009

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