Trita Parsi


Iran and the US: An inverted prisoner's dilemma

Banks need guarantees that they will not be penalised for transactions with Iran, when the US starts easing sanctions.


US-Iran deal: Compromise is key

What could Washington offer Tehran to seal the deal?


Going to Tehran

New dynamics both in the Middle East and the US made the Iran nuclear accord possible.


Why does Washington always get Iran wrong?

Rouhani's resounding victory sheds light on at least three factors contributing to a systemic misreading of Iran.


Why sanctions on Iran are not working

While sanctions are having a devastating effect on Iran's economy, they have not changed Tehran's nuclear calculus.


Netanyahu's Kennedy moment

While Netanyahu's inner circle is agreeing with him, rest of the country seems to be increasingly united in opposition.


For the sake of Europe, Sarkozy must stand down

Sarkozy has repeatedly pushed an Iran policy that exacerbates a root cause of the continent's economic malaise.