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? was once the Bush administration's emphasis on army intervention, refusal to barter, and pursuit of regime swap a greater method? How can the us most sensible deal with the continued turmoil in Tehran? This e-book offers a definitive and accomplished research of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses easy methods to circulate towards extra confident family among the 2 discordant states.

Trita Parsi, a center East international coverage specialist with wide Capitol Hill and United international locations 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 ebook. Parsi uncovers the formerly unknown tale of yank 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 genuine purposes for his or her present stalemate. opposite to triumphing opinion, Parsi contends that international relations has no longer been totally attempted. for varied purposes, Obama's international relations ended up being a unmarried roll of the cube. It needed to paintings both immediately—or on no account. endurance and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.

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See U. Pizzani, ‘L’eredità di Agostino e Boezio’, in L’autobiografia nel Medioevo: 22 23 Atti del XXXIV convegno storico internazionale (Todi, 12–15 ottobre 1997) (Spoleto, 1998), pp. 9–48 (on Dante at pp. 28–9). 24 On Boethius’s medieval posterity, besides the classic study by P. Courcelle (La consolation de Philosophie dans la tradition littéraire: Antécédents et postérité de Boèce [Paris, 1967]), an indispensable complement is constituted by the investigation into the manuscript tradition by F.

Nasti, Favole d’amore e “saver profondo”: La tradizione salomonica in Dante (Ravenna, 2007). Also, the studies on the semiotics and rhetoric of Dantean prophetism – such as M. Palma di Cesnola, Semiotica Dantesca: Profetismo e diacronia (Ravenna, 1995) or R. Wilson, Prophecies and Prophecy in Dante’s Commedia (Florence, 2008) – tend to neglect the autobiographical and local dimensions of the prophetic discourse elaborated by Dante. 34 The Art of Saying Exile 31 dileximus exilium patiamur iniuste’ (‘because I loved her, I suffer exile unjustly’) are clearly heading in this direction, even if it is barely mentioned.

51. 17 Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare / Brilli 24 The Boethian Root and the Ethical-Intellectual Performativity of Misfortune It is easy to identify which model Dante had in mind, and there is no reason to diminish the explicit in favour of conjectural evidence and minor similarities. The reference appears in the section of the Convivio in which Dante, having clarified the argument, purpose, and structure of his work, justifies the system of this encyclopaedia ad usum laicorum, and de facto anthology of his own lyrics, against his disinclination to talk about himself.

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