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

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

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by Trita Parsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300169361

ISBN-13: 9780300169362

Pub. Date: 01/31/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration

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Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states.

Trita Parsi, a Middle East foreign policy expert with extensive Capitol Hill and United Nations experience, interviewed 70 high-ranking officials from the U.S., Iran, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Brazil—including the top American and Iranian negotiators—for this book. Parsi uncovers the previously unknown story of American and Iranian negotiations during Obama's early years as president, the calculations behind the two nations' dealings, and the real reasons for their current stalemate. Contrary to prevailing opinion, Parsi contends that diplomacy has not been fully tried. For various reasons, Obama's diplomacy ended up being a single roll of the dice. It had to work either immediately—or not at all. Persistence and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.

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ISBN-13:
9780300169362
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,063,889
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 A Peace of Necessity 1

Chapter 2 With Friends Like These… 9

Chapter 3 "He Is with Us" 31

Chapter 4 The Review 43

Chapter 5 Israel and Obama Clash 69

Chapter 6 Fraud 79

Chapter 7 Sanctions Versus Diplomacy 103

Chapter 8 The Confidence-Building Measure 114

Chapter 9 The Second Track 151

Chapter 10 The Art of Taking Yes for an Answer 172

Chapter 11 Trapped in a Paradigm of Enmity 210

Chapter 12 Epilogue: An Uncertain Future 225

Afterword: A Second Roll of the Dice? 241

Notes 247

Index 283

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