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Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM By Trita Parsi

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 earlyHave 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 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.
  • Title: A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran
  • Author: Trita Parsi
  • ISBN: 9780300169362
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover

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Gavin Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
An interesting read on what went wrong the first time that the Obama administration attempted to negotiate with Iran.The easiest way to sum it up is in the words of Ambassador John Limbert, who was a former hostage in Iran: "First, 'never walk through an open door. Instead bang your head against a wall.' Second, 'never say yes to anything the other side proposes. Doing so will make you look weak.' Third, assume that the 'other side is infinitely hostile, devious, domineering and irrational. It i [...]
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Nate Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
An extremely well written and researched book that really hits the ground running. Parsi assumes that the reader has some historical knowledge of the issues and relationships he discusses. If you don't have it, you'll be fine, but having some type of background painted prior to this would be beneficial and will probably allow you to enjoy his research more.The book does not take a stance on who is right or wrong, rather it is just a cataloging of events on the relationship between Iran and the U [...]
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Sarah Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
This book is readable and well-researched, not to mention eye-opening. I highly recommend it over the nightly news to get a real sense of the pressures and agendas that drive the different key players in this international issue, and how these have developed over time and manifested in different (lost) opportunities. Seriously: turn off the TV for the duration of the nightly news, read this book in that time, and repeat as many nights as you need to finish it and you will have learned more than [...]
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Ahmed saad aboyossef Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
كتاب رائع جدا ولن اقول ممتع لانه كتاب اكاديمي وهذه النوعية من الكتب لا يتوفر فيها عنصر الامتاع غالبا , لكن الامتاع يكمن فى الانتهاء من الكتاب بحصيلة معلومات وفهم للواقع السياسي لا يشق له غبار !مؤلف الكتاب بذل مجهودا جيد فى تتبع الاخبار منذ الثورة الايرانية والمفاوضات التى جر [...]
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Jason DeLillo Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Fairly decent book about Obama's first attempt at diplomacy with Iran. The only criticism I have is that Parsi, although he does not think sanctions should be the primary focus diplomacy, still thinks they can an effective if used sparingly.
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Claire Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
I didn't want to announce I was actually reading this in interest of time, though I'm not sure why I don't normally do that, what particular criterion disqualifies this and the hundreds of other books in my personal library from mention (I do have many books here, but many others I have yet to even discuss.)I may have found it terrifying to make any assertions in the field of international relations, focus: middle east, though I've read extensively about this fascinating area. Why do I find it f [...]
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Lory Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
First of all, I was unsure whether I would be able to muster the intestinal fortitude to finish reading this book. It is not a light-weight read, and really, how many ways are there to say that Obama & the United States have a flawed and weak approach to diplomacy fomented by longstanding institutionalized enmity between Iran and the west? And that the western world responds with an entrenched,knee-jerk pull toward sanctions and hostility, while fractured Iran cannot get its collective shit [...]
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Nate Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Parsi presents a straightforward explanation of the complications involving the relationship between the U.S. and Iran and why diplomacy continues to fail. He addresses the attempts by Obama to establish a diplomatic relationship and use diplomacy to obtain foreign policy goals and the constraints under which Obama operated. The real reason diplomacy has never worked with Iran and the reason there continues to be rhetorical conflict is a result of domestic politicking that makes extended diploma [...]
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Unwisely Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Really, what this book lays out in excruciating detail is what a cluster American diplomacy in the Middle East is. So many groups to deal with (domestic as well as international), many of whom have contradictory interests. Am very, very glad I ditched one of my early plans to go into the diplomatic corps, because, how frustrating must this be?Interesting and informative, although I was reading this book episodically and could have used a timeline/quick list of players. There were a lot of them, [...]
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Liz Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Solid read. Like most nonfiction books it was a little repetitive, and it's frustrating that the end result is basically just being back at square one, but hey, don't shoot the messenger, eh? I've heard this author has a biased ("pro-Iran") view but I think the guy's just trying to plead for practicality; it's usually good to read nonfiction with a little grain of salt just in case though. Anyway I got a pretty good sense of what's been going on in the Middle East over the last ten years which w [...]
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bick Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
A very intricate look at Obama's push for diplomacy with Iran, and the challenges he faced. I'm not sure about the bias of the writer, but aside from his commentary, it seems very well reported. It's interesting to me how much Israel was involved, and the type of pressure they were putting on the US government.Additionally, it has yielded me some insight into dealing with others when there is conflict. Admittedly, these others are mostly 13 year-olds, but I still feel the ideas Parsi shared abou [...]
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Yousef Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
كتاب جميل جداً يشرح تسلسل المفاوضات المتعلقة بالبرنامج النووي الإيراني بين إيران وأوروبا من جهة وإيران وأمريكا من جهة أخرى. وفي ختام الكتاب يشرح الكاتب سبب فشل هذه المفاوضات واستبدالها بالعقوبات القاسية بهدف إنهاك الإقتصاد الإيراني. سبب فشل المفاوضات هو عدم الثقة المتبادل [...]
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Bick McSwiney Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
A very intricate look at Obama's push for diplomacy with Iran, and the challenges he faced. I'm not sure about the bias of the writer, but aside from his commentary, it seems very well reported. It's interesting to me how much Israel was involved, and the type of pressure they were putting on the US government.Additionally, it has yielded me some insight into dealing with others when there is conflict. Admittedly, these others are mostly 13 year-olds, but I still feel the ideas Parsi shared abou [...]
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Pat Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
If you are a foreign policy wonk, by all means give this book a read. For the average reader, this is way TMI. I read 127 pages and gave up. Life is too short. The narrative included a great deal of extraneous 'filler' material, which turned what might have been an engaging essay into an overly-long book in which the message is lost among the minutiae. The book, which was published in 2012, already seems somewhat dated and irrelevant with the rise of Rouhani and the eclipse of Ahmadinejad.
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Maryc Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
It wasn't an easy fun read but I did really enjoy it. Fascinating insights from many different perspectives based on interviews with the key players. I learned a lot and realize I am geographically and historically challenged. So much history in this part of the world compared to our very brief life as a nation-does that make it easier for them to look forward with a longer view?
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Allison Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
An excellent analysis on the current US-Iran foreign policy. Parsi weaves a very readable story from the hopes of the beginning of the Obama administration for nuclear diplomacy to the heavy sanctions that have been placed on Iran. It is well researched books and he examines each side of the major players in the failed talks. This is a great book for anyone with interests in US foreign policy.
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Todd Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
This book covers America's diplomacy with Iran during the first two years of the Obama administration with background about our relations before. It maintains a sufficiently narrow scope so that the topic is covered well and you can understand the events of the day more clearly. Diplomacy was clearly not a high priority for Iran or America, so there has not been a lot of progress yet.
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Ann Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
I have a new and deeper respect for the enormous job the US State Dept. does. I recommend this book highly, even if you don't agree with Obama's policies it is a fascinating look at the behind the scene examination of the day to day work of the State Dept.
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Don Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
The author makes an extremely complex situation understandable--which is not to say there's any easy solution. In fact, the convoluted nature of the strange relationship we have with Iran is much denser and further from resolution than it may seem
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Chris Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
This is a very good book. It should be read with All the Shah's Men. This book really illustrates the difficulties on both sides of the problem in negotiations with Iran. It also illustrates why we (the US) should make the first move.
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Stormy Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Informative. Shows the pressures of lobbying that influence what a president can/may/might do. Lobbying by Israel, Jews in America, Republicans, Democrats, Congress and more.
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ما أنكر اني استفدت من الكتاب لكن ترتيب النص والبناء ما اعجبني
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Poorj Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Excellent glimpse of behind the scenes policy making
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Gaby Chapman Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
The early years of Obama's relations with Iran. Behind the news headlines, things aren't quite so simple
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John Poor Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Excellent glimpse of behind the scenes policy making
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Matthew Turner Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Long and a little depressing that we can't overcome short term bullshit to get to a long term solution.
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Elle Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
Who knew there was a readable account of failed Iran-U.S. diplomacy? saw this guy on the daily show and loved him. Great readformative and frustrating.
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Umer Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
a realistic book shedding light impartially on the US- Iran Nuclear controversy.
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Khalid AlHaqqan Nov 17, 2018 - 05:20 AM
لفهم طبيعة الصراع الطويل بين إيران و الولايات المتحدة، أنصح بقراءة هذا الكتاب.أضف إلى ذلك الدروس المستفادة من محاولات حل الصراع بالطرق المختلفة و الأخطاء التي شابت العملية برمتها
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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran By Trita Parsi 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 earlyHave 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 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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