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Trita Parsi

President of the National Iranian American Council, author
 Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States and, most recently, A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy With Iran, which was published in January by Yale. Parsi’s articles on Middle East affairs have been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times,  and the Nation, among other publications. He is a frequent guest on CNN, PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, the BBC, and Al Jazeera.

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Headline and Cultural Forums
Tue, 09/11/2012

Obama & Iran-Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy

Only twelve minutes into his presidency, Barack Obama reached out to the Muslim world and Iran, offering America’s hand of friendship if Iran would in turn unclench its fist. Yet three years later, we are closer to war than we were in the last years of the Bush administration. How did we get here? Watch Video ››

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Headline and Cultural Forums

Obama & Iran: Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy

Trita Parsi

Obama & Iran: Between War, Sanctions and DiplomacyOnly twelve minutes into his presidency, Barack Obama reached out to the Muslim world and Iran, offering America’s hand of friendship if Iran would in turn unclench its fist. Yet three years later, we are closer to war than we were in the last years of the Bush administration. How did we get here? Read More ››



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