Trita Parsi, MSNBC

Trita Parsi


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Trita:

Why Biden blocked Bernie Sanders' much-needed resolution on Yemen

The Senate came very close to ending America’s complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen earlier this week with a war powers resolution. Biden pushed back for the worst reason. → Read More

Biden is right to pivot toward diplomacy in the Russia-Ukraine war

Turns out widely criticized congressional progressives were helping Biden, not hurting him. → Read More

Why you can't understand Iran in 2022 without understanding 1978

Protests in Iran continue, but no clear leader of the movement has emerged. → Read More

Iranian regime's allergy to reform breeds violence for change

Bloodshed is expected to increase after Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of the 'morality policy' rightly sparked outrage across the country. → Read More

India's rebuke of Putin should reduce Washington's fears of a multipolar world

Narendra Modi's criticism of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a reminder that the world is becoming more multipolar — and that the U.S. shouldn't fear that. → Read More

Weeks after Biden's fist-bump, Saudi Arabia continues to taunt America

Biden not only failed to bring oil prices down — he also committed to a misguided security strategy. → Read More

Biden already has two foreign crises on his hands. It's not too late for him to avoid a third.

Ukraine conflict rages on, Nancy Pelosi’s ill-advised trip to Taipei has triggered an unnecessary Beijing crisis and the Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance. → Read More

In the Middle East, Biden walks in Trump's footsteps and will repeat his failure

Committing American lives to defend dictatorships is far more scandalous than engaging with MBS. → Read More

Biden's Russia-Ukraine war mission creep is an alarmingly slippery slope

Reports that the United States is actively helping Ukraine kill Russian generals highlight how America’s goals in Ukraine are expanding — with potentially devastating consequences. → Read More

What Putin's Ukraine crisis proves about the dying United Nations

Biden’s trying to enforce rules on Russia that the U.S. has consistently broken. → Read More

Why Are American Troops Still in Iraq?

The U.S. withdrew its forces from Afghanistan last year. This year, it should withdraw its forces from Iraq. → Read More

Biden is enabling America's indefensible history with Saudi Arabia

Biden's inherited America's failed Middle East strategy, and his recent response to a deadly Saudi air strike in Yemen indicates he's not about to fix it. → Read More

Biden Can Boost Republican States’ Economies With a U.S.-Iran Deal

Republican districts stand to benefit most from the economic windfall that a revived JCPOA would bring. → Read More

Iran attack may be next in Trump's farewell bag of tricks –

Military movements and reports that Saudis and Israelis are pressuring for a U.S. strike against Iran hint at the worst. → Read More

As the Assassination of Iran’s Suleimani Shows, the United States Is the Main Spoiler of Peace in the Middle East

As the assassination of Suleimani shows, it might be Washington that is the main spoiler in the region. → Read More

Trump's potential war with Iran is all John Bolton's doing. But it might also be his undoing.

The national security adviser has drawn up plans to send troops to the region. But the president has shied away from the direct aggression his adviser wants. → Read More


Foreign Minister Zarif's risky gamble wins the Iran deal more time

Trita Parsi writes that the resignation on Instagram of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was a shrewd, high-risk gamble -- but it paid off handsomely. → Read More

Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War

In their zeal to oppose any policy associated with Trump, the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress are starting to sound like warmongers. → Read More


Trump's Iran tweet may trap US in another war

Trita Parsi writes that after his latest tweet against Iran, President Trump may find it difficult to pivot from threats to diplomacy. → Read More

Trump Vindicates Iranian Hardliners And Victimizes Ordinary Citizens

Those who said the United States could never be trusted have been proved right. → Read More