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 U.S. most sensible handle the continuing turmoil in Tehran? This publication presents a definitive and complete research of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses easy methods to circulate towards extra optimistic relatives among the 2 discordant states.
Trita Parsi, a center East overseas coverage specialist with broad Capitol Hill and United countries adventure, 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 publication. Parsi uncovers the formerly unknown tale of yankee and Iranian negotiations in the course of Obama's early years as president, the calculations at the back of the 2 international locations' dealings, and the genuine purposes for his or her present stalemate. opposite to winning opinion, Parsi contends that international relations has no longer been totally attempted. for numerous purposes, Obama's international relations ended up being a unmarried roll of the cube. It needed to paintings both immediately—or certainly not. endurance and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.