Iran: the Looming Crisis (Ebook)

Can the West live with Iran's nuclear threat?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

An important contribution to the debate about Europe's approach to Iran ... well-informed, perceptive and sobering. I hope our leaders will read what Dr Ottolenghi has to say

In August 2002 the National Council of the Resistance in Iran (NCRI) revealed in Washington to a stunned world how advanced Iran's nuclear programme was. And in September 2009 US President Barack Obama exposed yet another clandestine nuclear site there, bringing the possibility of a nuclear arsenal ever closer. For seven fruitless years the international community has been too divided to counter this threat. Russia and China view Iran as a tool to counter US influence. US efforts to engage Iran have yielded no results. Sunni Arab governments fear Iran, but are powerless to keep it in check. And Israel, fearing that the bomb will be used against them, might decide on a pre-emptive strike, with drastic consequences for the region.

Preventing Iran from building a nuclear arsenal is a European priority. But the EU is Iran's biggest commercial partner: Europe's strategic and economic interests collide.

Iran: the Looming Crisis is a new and completely revised edition of Emanuele Ottolenghi's well-received Under a Mushroom Cloud (2009). Fully updated to take account of the current diplomatic stalemate, the latest developments in Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, Obama's diplomatic overtures, the re-election of President Ahmadinejad, and mounting protest within Iran against oppression, this uncompromising analysis offers a compelling answer to the dilemmas facing the West.

Publication date: 04/11/2010

£9.99

ISBN: 9781847654571

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B004DER7IW

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Iran: the Looming Crisis

'An important contribution to the debate about Europe's approach to Iran ... well-informed, perceptive and sobering. I hope our leaders will read what Dr Ottolenghi has to say'

 General Charles Guthrie, Chief of the British Defence Staff (1997-2001), Colonel Commandant of the SAS

'How to deal with Iran is one of the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day. Dr Ottolenghi provides a useful guide to the challenge and how to meet it'

 Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal, King’s College London

'Injects much needed urgency, colour and clarity into the debate on Iran'

 the Economist

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi was born in Bologna, Italy. A Political Science graduate of the University of Bologna, he obtained his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught Israel Studies at Oxford from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Brussels-based Transatlantic Institute. A frequent commentator on Middle East affairs and transatlantic relations for many English-language and Italian publications, he is the author, most recently, of Autodafé: L'Europa, gli Ebrei e l'Antisemitismo (Lindau, 2007, in Italian).