By Trita Parsi
Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama management towards Iran failed? was once the Bush administration's emphasis on army intervention, refusal to barter, and pursuit of regime switch a greater technique? How can the USA most sensible tackle the continued turmoil in Tehran? This ebook offers a definitive and finished research of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses how you can stream towards extra confident kin among the 2 discordant states.
Trita Parsi, a center East international coverage professional with wide Capitol Hill and United countries event, interviewed 70 high-ranking officers from the united states, Iran, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Brazil—including the pinnacle American and Iranian negotiators—for this ebook. Parsi uncovers the formerly unknown tale of yank and Iranian negotiations in the course of Obama's early years as president, the calculations in the back of the 2 nations' dealings, and the genuine purposes for his or her present stalemate. opposite to winning opinion, Parsi contends that international relations has now not been absolutely attempted. for varied purposes, Obama's international relations ended up being a unmarried roll of the cube. It needed to paintings both immediately—or on no account. endurance and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.
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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran by Trita Parsi