Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is author of A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press, 2012) and Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:45pm
Act of Congress: Israel, Iran, and the Republican Victory
The Republicans’ Senate victory offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu new hope for outmaneuvering President Barack Obama on Iran; in the coming weeks, he could use a Republican-led Congress to sabotage negotiations with the Islamic Republic on its nuclear program. But the victory would...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Will US Sanctions Scuttle a Nuclear Deal with Iran?
It is clear that any final nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 will require deep and creative thinking on how to provide the US and its European partners confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, all the while respecting Iran’s nuclear rights. Understandably, lots of expert opinion has focused on forging a delicate balance between the parties and their respective interests in this regard.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 9:21am
The Wrong Path to Peace with Iran
As American and Iranian negotiators prepare to implement their historic interim nuclear deal, a handful of hawkish lawmakers are on the cusp of destroying the last remaining pathway to peace.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:31am
Which Iran Will We Choose?
The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout capabilities. Ultimately, it will help determine who and what will define Iran's foreign and domestic policies for decades to come. Will it be the security-oriented, confrontational and internally repressive orientation preferred by the Iranian hardliners?
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 6:47am
Nuclear Deal Will Define Future Iran
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 3:15pm
Iran Talks: Do We Want a Deal or a War?
Talks with Iran over its nuclear program resume Thursday. Make no mistake: The deal the Obama administration is pursuing with Iran over its nuclear program is a good deal. It will leave Iran with neither a nuclear weapon nor an undetectable breakout capability.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 4:09pm
Syria: What Happened To Diplomacy?
There is a bizarre quality to the U.S. public debate about bombing Syria .
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