If (ElBaradei) is part of a new government that emerges, one hopes that his
attitude towards nuclear proliferation will not change, though the
Muslim Brotherhood--which is known to be hostile to Israel and which has
in recent years called for Egypt to acquire a nuclear deterrent--could
put new pressure on the government to pursue a bomb. No one knows how
this will turn out but of one thing we can be grateful: unlike in
Pakistan, which faces instability of its own and has apparently doubled
the number of its nuclear weapons to about a hundred, there aren't any
nuclear weapons in Egypt that might fall into the wrong hands.
Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.
His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.
In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.