Sasha Polakow-Suransky is a senior editor at "Foreign Affairs" and holds a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar from 2003 to 2006. His writing has apeared in "The American Prospect, "the" International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, "and "Newsweek." He lives in Brooklyn.
"Hugely impressive . . . [Polakow-Suransky] probes in groundbreaking detail the illicit relationship Israel maintained with South Africa."--Dan Ephron, "Newsweek" "The best-documented, most thorough, and most credible account ever offered of the secret marriage between the apartheid state and Israel . . . Polakow-Suransky is no knee-jerk critic of Israel, and he tells his story more in sorrow than in anger . . . [an] important new book."--Glenn Frankel, "Foreign Policy" "[I]mportant, provocative, and occasionally disturbing."--"Publishers Weekly""A meticulously researched book that reads like a spy thriller . . . Polakow Suransky spent seven years on his project, conducting interviews with key players from Israel and South Africa, mining South Africa's apartheid-era archive and resurrecting documents and articles that the Israeli Foreign Ministry would prefer remained forgotten. Rich with intrigue and shocking details but written without a trace of stridency, "The Unspoken Alliance" is the most authoritative account to date of Israel's scandalous dealings with the apartheid regime of South Africa."--Max Blumenthal, "The Nation""Sasha Polakow-Suransky does an impressive job uncovering untold elements about the level and details of the South African and Israeli relationship . . . We should read this book, if only to see yet another example of the interconnectedness of our geopolitical affairs."--CSIS.org (Center for Strategic and International Studies) "A deft, pacy and revealing account . . . admirably dispassionate."--"The Economist" "In this path-breaking book, Sasha Polakow-Suransky traces the evolution of the alliance between Israel with apartheid South Africa from its murky beginning to its inglorious end following the transition to majority rule. The book is based on the most meticulous archival research supplemented by remarkably revealing interviews with decision-makers in several count