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More on Age of Deception

For those keeping count, or simply interested, George Perkovich,  vice president for studies and director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, also reviewed former IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei’s recent tome.  He comes at it from a slightly different angle than Les Gelb in the NYT, providing excerpts of a letter from “a 12-year old Spanish girl named Alicia” to ElBaradei to frame his review, which appeared in last Friday’s Washington Post.

Rather sweet, really.  To wit, Alicia writes to ElBaradei that she is “…against wars” and that she hopes “that in the conflict with Iran you are luckier and that things get solved by using dialogue and not through arms….And that the politicians of the USA accept the opinion of the UN.”  Ah, youth.  If only life were so simple.

Perkovich Review

 

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Jodi Lieberman

Jodi Lieberman is a veteran of the arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear safety trenches, having worked at the Departments of State, Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has also served in an advisory capacity and as professional staff for several members of Congress in both the House and Senate as well as the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Jodi currently spends her time advocating for science issues and funding as the Senior Government Affairs Specialist at the American Physical Society. The views expressed in her posts are her views based on her professional experience but in way should be construed to represent those of her employer.

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