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Shows featuring Trita Parsi

  • New Iranian President Calls for West to End Sanctions, Reduce "Antagonism and Aggression" Hassan-rouhani
    Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, was sworn in on Sunday, replacing outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In what analysts termed a "conciliatory address," Rouhani called for engaging with the United States and the lifting of international sanctions. Three days before he was inaugurated, the U.S. House...
    August 05, 2013 | Story
  • Despite Offer of Direct Talks, U.S. Intensifies "Sanctions-Centric" Economic War Against Iran Trita_parsi
    The Obama administration is ratcheting up its economic war against Iran ahead of nuclear talks slated for Kazakhstan later this month. Last week, the White House announced a new expansion of sanctions that pressure countries buying Iran’s oil to withhold direct payments and instead force Iran to purchase their goods....
    February 11, 2013 | Story
  • Iranian Americans Warn Harsh U.S. Sanctions Could Restrict Aid to Iran’s Earthquake Victims Iran-earthquake
    Warnings of military action against Iran come amidst concerns harsh U.S. sanctions on Iran will greatly hinder international donations for victims of this weekend’s double earthquakes. More than 300 people were killed and thousands more wounded when the earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday. A U.S. ban on...
    August 15, 2012 | Story
  • From Military Threats to Crippling Sanctions, U.S.-Israel Posturing on Iran Stokes Fears of War Trita_parsi-iran-israel
    As the drums of war beat louder in Israel for an attack on Iran, we’re joined by two guests: Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and author of the book, "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran"; and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy...
    August 15, 2012 | Story
  • A Path to War? Assassination of Iran Nuclear Scientist, New Sanctions Strain U.S.-Iran Relations Splash_image20120113-16726-1v9ei8v-0
    Iran says a nuclear scientist involved in its uranium enrichment program was killed by assassins in Tehran on Wednesday, becoming the latest Iranian scientist to die in a series of similar incidents. Earlier this week, Iran announced it had sentenced a U.S.-born man to death for allegedly spying for the CIA. Meanwhile, the...
    January 12, 2012 | Story
  • Iran in Turmoil After Disputed Presidential Election; Anti-Ahmadinejad Street Protests Continue Iran-triple-web
    Iran remains in a state of turmoil after Friday’s much-anticipated elections ended in a result strongly disputed by opposition candidates and many thousands of their supporters. Today, Iranian officials refused to allow the leading opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and his supporters to hold a major rally protesting the re-election of President Ahmadinejad. Demonstrators began...
    June 15, 2009 | Story
  • Iranians Flood to Polls in Pivotal Presidential Election Iran-elect-web
    Iran goes to the polls today following an acrimonious election campaign that has polarized the country between the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and three opposition candidates. A record turnout is expected for this presidential election, and the enormous mobilization generated by some of the candidates has been described as unseen since the early days of the Iranian revolution. We...
    June 12, 2009 | Story
  • The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States Parsiweb
    In a speech at Columbia University, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran’s right to nuclear power but denied Iran was seeking to build nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad’s appearance sparked widespread protests at Columbia. We speak with Trita Parsi, author of "Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States," and Baruch Professor...
    September 25, 2007 | Story
  • CAMBODIA
    At least 14,000 people were imprisoned in Tuol Slen (Tool Sleng) prison, also called the S-21, which was one of the most prominent of many interrogation houses throughout Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge’s four-year reign of terror. Virtually, every one of them was killed and, it turns out, photographed by a teenage Khmer photographer.
    July 31, 1997 | Story