Egyptian politician and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agencyby Prospect / March 11, 2013 / Leave a comment
Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian politician and critic of President Morsi. He was director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency during the Second Gulf War, in which capacity he oversaw weapons inspections of Saddam’s Iraq. He later described the war as “a glaring example of how, in many cases, the use of force exacerbates the problem rather than [solves] it.” In 2005 he was awarded a Nobel peace prize for his efforts to enforce peaceful nuclear energy production. He is currently the leader of most of the Egyptian opposition alliance.