Bennett Ramberg served as a foreign policy analyst and consultant to the US State Department (Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs), US Senate, Nuclear Control Institute, Henry L. Stimson Center, Global Green, and Committee to Bridge the Gap. His academic appointments have included positions at Princeton, Stanford, and UCLA. Ramberg is the author of three books, including Nuclear Power Plants as Weapons for The Enemy (University of California Press).
The author reviews the current resurgence of nuclear power construction in the Middle East, with plans for construction of power plants in Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and points out aside from the nonproliferation risks there is a potential for these facilities to become terrorism targets.
Bennet Ramberg argues that the U.S. could learn from its Iraq war experience with Iran by recognizing that only with the use of military force was it able to force Iran into compliance with international nonproliferation demands.