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About Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is the co-founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council, a non-profit educational organization.

Articles by Trita Parsi

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The US and Iran on a dead end path to war?

Unless strong political leadership and decisive diplomatic efforts are quickly shown on all sides, war between the US and Iran will become increasingly probable due to the elimination of all other policy options.

The Iran-Israel cold war

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s new president, has called for the extinction of Israel. But the Islamic Republic and the Jewish state were not always enemies, explains Trita Parsi.

(This article was first published on 28 October 2005)

The United States's double-vision in Iran

The tension between the Bush administration’s two objectives in Iran – non-proliferation and regime change – makes it likely that neither will be met, says Trita Parsi.

Iran's conservative triumph

Iran’s people have elected religious hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by a large margin over ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani. Whose victory is it, whose defeat? Iranian democrats assess their new predicament, and discuss what to do now.
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