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Iran's Nuclear Program: Debating Facts Versus Fiction

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.

This book, written by a leading expert on Iran's foreign and nuclear affairs, provides a fresh and insightful perspective on Iran's nuclear program. Based on in-depth interviews with the key nuclear decision-makers in Iran, Europe, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the book is a welcome addition that sheds new light on the present international crisis over Iran's nuclear program. In a lucidly-written narrative intended for general readers as well as academics and policy-makers, the book covers the history of Iran's nuclear program, the Iran-Europe negotiations, the IAEA reports and other similar reports, the media's coverage, and the prospects for a successful resolution of the nuclear standoff with Iran. Afrasiabi presents a compelling case for non-proliferation in Iran and the Middle East, drawing on his first-hand knowledge of the region. The book has been divided into 20 chapters and has an appendix that documents Iran's nuclear standpoint.

About the Author
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi has a Ph.D. in political science and specializes in Iran's foreign and nuclear affairs. Afrasiabi has taught at Tehran University and Boston University, and has done research at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, and the Center For Strategic Research, a think tank in Tehran. Afrasiabi has been a consultant to the United Nations' Program on Dialogue Among Civilizations as well as to CBS' Television. Afrasiabi has published several books, book chapters, and numerous articles in prestigious journals and newspapers, including: After Khomeini: New Directions in Iran's Foreign Policy (Westview), Islam and Ecology (Harvard University Press), and articles in UN Chronicle, Middle East Journal, Harvard Theological Review, Brown's Journal of World Affairs, Telos, Mediterannean Affairs, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Asia Times, Der Tagesspiegel, etc.

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