Host Harry Kreisler welcomes former CIA operative Robert Baer discussing his book, "Iran--The Devil We Know," including: the craft of spying, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the emergence of Iran as a regional hegemon, and Iran's strategy and tactics as we witness the rise of its power. He discusses U.S. policy options in the region and the two major powers in the region, Iran and Israel. Baer analyzes the Iranian nuclear threat and the phenomena of suicide terrorism and concludes by assessing recent political turmoil in Iran and lays out what we know and don't know about which forces will dominate domestic politics in Iran.
Key Words: CIA, Iran, Middle East, Intelligence
July 27, 2009
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