The Case for Another Extension of the Iran Interim Agreement This Fall

I want to thank The Diplomat for running my latest analysis on the Iran nuclear talks. I make the case that, contrary to the views of some, an extension of an imperfect interim agreement is decidedly preferable to a collapse of diplomacy.

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Jofi Joseph to Appear on Atlantic Council Roundtable

Jofi Joseph will serve as a commentator on a new paper by Trita Parsi and the National Iranian American Council exploring the effects if no deal is reached between Iran and the P5+1 on July 17th at the Atlantic Council:

The Consequences of No Deal with Iran

A Discussion with
Trita Parsi
National Iranian American Council

Jofi Joseph
Former Director for Nonproliferation
White House National Security Council

Moderated by
Barbara Slavin
Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Please join us for the launch of a new National Iranian American Council paper, “A Good Deal is Better than No Deal: The Consequences of No Nuclear Deal with Iran” by Reza Marashi and Trita Parsi. With the current round of talks in Vienna facing a July 20 deadline, the panelists will discuss the status of the Iran negotiations and the ramifications of failure to reach an agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program.

The Iran Task Force, chaired by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, seeks to perform a comprehensive analysis of Iran’s internal political landscape, its role in the region and globally, and any basis for an improved relationship with the West. This project is generously supported by the Ploughshares Fund. Click here to learn more.

DATE: Thursday, July 17, 2014

TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Atlantic Council
1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council, the largest Iranian-American grassroots organization. The 2010 recipient of the $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, he is an award-wining author of two books, Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US (Yale University Press, 2007) and A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press, 2012). Treacherous Alliance won the Grawemeyer award and Council of Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award in 2008 (Silver medallion). A Single Roll of the Dice was selected as The Best Book on The Middle East in 2012 by Foreign Affairs. Parsi has taught at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University and currently teaches at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Jofi Joseph most recently served as a director for nonproliferation on the White House National Security Council staff from 2011 to 2013, helping coordinate US policy towards Iran’s nuclear program and the approach to P5+1 talks. He previously served as a senior advisor to Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher, engaging on a range of US arms control and nonproliferation efforts. Jofi also has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, having served as a professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a foreign policy advisor in a personal office. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service) and Princeton University (Masters in Public Affairs).