A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran by Trita Parsi

By Trita Parsi

Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama management towards Iran failed? used to be the Bush administration's emphasis on army intervention, refusal to barter, and pursuit of regime switch a greater method? How can the us top tackle the continued turmoil in Tehran? This e-book offers a definitive and complete research of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses tips on how to circulation towards extra confident relatives 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 head American and Iranian negotiators—for this booklet. Parsi uncovers the formerly unknown tale of yankee 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 true 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 by no means. patience and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.

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