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Trita Parsi is the 2010 recipient of the $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is an award-wining author of two books, Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US (Yale University Press, 2007) and A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press, 2012). Treacherous Alliance won the Grawemeyer award and Council of Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award in 2008 (Silver medallion). A Single Roll of the Dice was selected as The Best Book on The Middle East in 2012 by Foreign Affairs. Dr. Parsi is the President of the largest Iranian-American grassroots organization in the US, the National Iranian American Council and has taught at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. He currently teaches at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
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P5+1 and Iran Have Settled Framework for Sanctions Relief Timing, Says Iranian Sources

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 6:28 AM

Contrary to public posturing on the timing and pace of sanctions relief, a framework for handling this critical matter of the nuclear deal has been resolved, according to Iranian sources.

Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement....

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The Iran Talks Game Changer: An Israeli-Hezbollah War?

(573) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 11:35 AM

There are signs Israel may be at war again this summer. This time, not with Hamas in Gaza but with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Such a war may be the result not only of spillover from the Syrian war or ongoing Israeli-Hezbollah tensions. The deciding factor may be an Israeli calculation...

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The Summer of War or Peace With Iran

(90) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 12:14 PM

This summer, the US Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran. If the right decision is made, Obama's pending nuclear deal with Iran will be sustained and both a war and an Iranian nuclear bomb will be avoided. If the wrong vote is cast, diplomacy will collapse and...

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Accord sur le nucléaire ou pas, l'avenir du Moyen-Orient s'annonce sombre

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 10:13 PM

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L'accord entre les...

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Accordo sul nucleare o no, il Medio Oriente va incontro ad anni bui

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 10:37 AM

L'impatto a livello regionale di un accordo fra le potenze mondiali e l'Iran sul programma nucleare di Teheran sarà a dir poco significativo. Segnerà l'inizio di una nuova era in Medio Oriente; un'epoca in cui gli Stati Uniti e l'Iran smetteranno di cercare vicendevolmente d'indebolirsi a ogni più sospinto.

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Nuclear Deal or Not, Dark Years Await the Middle East

(231) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 8:23 AM

The regional impact of the world powers and Iran making a deal over Tehran's nuclear program will be significant to say the least. It will mark a new era in the Middle East; one in which the US and Iran no longer will seek to undermine each other at every...

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Com acordo nuclear ou não, anos sombrios aguardam o Oriente Médio

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 4:22 PM

O impacto regional do acordo nuclear entre o Irã e as potências mundiais será significativo, para dizer o mínimo. Ele vai marcar uma nova era no Oriente Médio; uma era em que os Estados Unidos e o Irã não mais tentarão se minar mutuamente sempre que possível. Nessa...

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Why Iran Won't Capitulate

(171) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Part of the reason why opponents to a nuclear deal with Iran are so bewildered by President Barack Obama's diplomacy is because their belief that Iran can be forced to capitulate. They adhere to a George W. Bush administration-era argument: If the U.S. only were to ramp up pressure, it...

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To Netanyahu, Peace Is an Existential Threat

(168) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 6:45 AM

To Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, peace between the US and Iran is an existential threat. By now, it should be clear to all: It's not an Iranian nuclear bomb he fears, but a US-Iran deal.

In a tweet earlier this morning, the Prime Minister said as...

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The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran

(23) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:14 PM

The Islamic State has many enemies and very few friends. But sometimes, even declared enemies of the Caliphate (or ISIS) can lend it a helping hand. That is essentially what is happening now as Senators Mark Kirk and Bob Menendez push to undermine the nuclear talks with Iran -- a...

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If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

(54) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 3:28 PM

America's Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles. Seldom has a country pursued such a futile policy for so long while clearly recognizing its senselessness. It's probably the foremost example of how American domestic politics can take its foreign policy hostage, leaving everyone a loser.

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A Few Thoughts on Possible US-Iran Collaboration in Iraq

(17) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:22 PM

As Washington gets further dragged back into the mess in Iraq, opening up a new chapter of collaboration with Iran to defeat the Sunni Jihadists has once again become a political sticking point in Washington. Here are a few quick thoughts on the matter:

  • The fact that...

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Quel Iran choisirons-nous?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:01 AM

L'accord intermédiaire historique entre les membres permanents du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies plus l'Allemagne (P5 + 1) et l'Iran sur la crise du nucléaire n'est pas seulement une question de capacités d'enrichissement, de centrifugeuses et de capacités de nucléaire militaire. A terme, il aidera à déterminer...

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The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

(94) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 10:53 AM

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions...

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Obama Warns Congress Off Iran Sanctions

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 7:22 AM

In last night's State of the Union address, the president had the opportunity to address the group of lawmakers that could very well determine whether his legacy includes a deal that resolves the nuclear crisis with Iran or whether the U.S. continues on a path toward an unnecessary and costly...

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Which Iran Will We Choose?

(30) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 12:23 PM

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....

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Rep. Sherman Favors More Civilian Airline Crashes in Iran

(355) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 4:15 PM

The nuclear deal that was struck between Iran, the United States and other world powers last week has elicited a lot of reactions in the policymaking world. Many have been strongly positive. Others have been downright crazy. And then, in the case of Rep. Brad Sherman...

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Enrichment Dispute Between Iran and P5+1 Getting Resolved

(28) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Much has been said about the differing views between the U.S. and Iran on the issue of the right to enrich. The Iranians see it as an inalienable sovereign right that precedes the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The U.S. doesn't recognize such a right and believes states only can engage...

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The EU Parliament Visits Iran -- An Important Step for Diplomacy

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 8:56 AM

Diplomacy is being reawakened fast. Since the Iranian people elected Hassan Rouhani in the June elections, significant openings in Iran have emerged. And its not just President Obama who has taken advantage of this unexpected turn of events -- for the first time since 2007, a delegation from the EU...

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Open Letter to Rabbi Boteach

(138) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 5:02 PM

Dear Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,

I write to call on you to categorically reject the deplorable comments made by Sheldon Adelson in which he said, at an event you convened, that the U.S. should nuke Iran. I was shocked that, instead of denouncing these comments, you...

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