"A clear-eyed and elegantly written analysis that builds to a gripping finale that thrusts the reader into the Oval Office at a moment when no one would envy the president. Jenkins' book is at once informative, entertaining, disturbing, yet reassuring."
--Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford
"In Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? Brian Michael Jenkins brings a lifetime of experience and expertise to today's most pressing national security question. With skill and clarity he separates fact from fiction, laying the groundwork for a thoughtful approach to confronting the nexus of nuclear weapons and terrorism. This is an important book on an urgent threat confronting the American people. "
--Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, President and Director, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
“There are things that rightly terrify us in this world, and Jenkins names them carefully. But fear is also used to control us. Beyond manipulation, this saps our strength and our spirit, leaving us immobilized, not fully human at all. Learning to distinguish the two is the gift of this book.”
--Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish, Episcopal Bishop of Utah
“With enormous success, Jenkins takes on one of the most important international security issues of today’s – and tomorrow’s - world. This is an absolutely essential book for anyone concerned with one of the most critical threats facing us. “Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?” is a serious, fluidly-written analysis of a real-world problem; both experts and the general public concerned about international security need to read this provocative account, which both clarifies and challenges."
--Robert S. Gelbard, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Presidential Envoy for the Balkans. Ambassador to Indonesia and Bolivia.
“Brian Jenkins is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on terrorism. In this wise, gripping, important and immensely readable book, he shines a brilliant and clarifying light on the darkest and most fearsome terror of all. In doing so he enables us, finally, to confront that terror sanely—by understanding not only the threat but also our reactions to it. For this kind of terror you don’t need a psychiatrist. You need this book.”
--Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University, and former director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum