Peter Jenkins on Gareth Porter’s New BookPosted: January 31, 2014
Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and friend of ACL, has written a fascinating review of Gareth Porter’s newly released book Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare over at LobeLog. Basically, this book is Porter’s narrative of the history of Iran’s nuclear program and the dispute over it between Iran and the West. Porter, who by all accounts is a well respected, independent journalist of long and productive career, has been working on the subject of this book since 2006. I have not yet read the book myself, but will be ordering my copy straightaway. Peter’s review and description make me eager to read what promises to be a very useful independent analysis of the causes of the crisis.
Along with a truly excellent research assistant, I am currently working myself on a narrative history of Iran’s nuclear program and the dispute surrounding it, that will eventually comprise the first chapter of my forthcoming book Iran’s Nuclear Program and International Law.