In foreign policy, a touch of imagination can be a useful thing. But the current fantasies about Iran and North Korea are downright dangerous. And when the head of the CIA says that personally he believes Iran is pursuing the nuclear bomb, but officially he stands by the estimate that maybe it isn’t — it’s time for Washington to get real. More in my column today in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dangerous Diplomatic Fictions
By Claudia Rosett Apr 07, 2008 9:15 AM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.