In his new book, Trita Parsi explores the state of the Obama administration’s diplomatic relations with Iran and how a series of diplomatic failures led to the current state of affairs. With Iran's nuclear program progressing and international efforts to dissuade the regime failing, the threat of military confrontation becomes more real. Is there another way forward and can diplomacy work?

Trita Parsi is a former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar. He is Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council and author of, A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran.