|The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War. Dana H. Allin (senior fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London) and Steven Simon (adjunct senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations). NY: Oxford UP, Nov 2010 / 208p / $21.95.|
Iran’s brazen determination to build nuclear weapons and Israel’s panic can spark a firestorm and imperil US interests in the Middle East. Explores the Israel-Iran-US crisis during the Obama administration, technical and political aspect of Iran’s nuclear program, Israel’s concern about Iran’s threat (which could lead to a preemptive strike on Iran, complicating its alliance with the US), and diplomacy efforts to address related regional and international security issues.