The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran

As President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accelerated his countrys nuclear research; called for the elimination of Israel; and failed the Iranian people, who elected him on a domestic platform that has since been neglected. This probing expos gives unprecedented insight into his hold on power-his rural roots, the vituperative populism that catapulted him from relative obscurity to national leadership, and the shadowy forces that hold him there.