Trita Parsi

Council on Foreign Relations book award

The Council on Foreign Relations's 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award silver medal and a prize of $15,000 have been awarded to National Iranian American Council president Trita Parsi for Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel,Iran, and the United States (Yale University Press). This unique and important book takes a closer look at the complicated triangular relations between Israel, Iran, and the United States that continue to shape the future of the Middle East.

CFR’s Arthur Ross Book Award is the most significant award for a book on international affairs. It was endowed by the late Arthur Ross in 2001 to honor nonfiction works, in English or translation, that merit special attention for: bringing forth new information that changes our understanding of events or problems; developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into critical issues; or providing new ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems>>>


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by Trecherous is WRONG! (not verified) on

It's funny that people call this guy an agent of the regime, yet hear you have the US Council of Foreign Relations awarding him a prize. If anything wouldn't that make Iranian government suspicious?

so yeah your right he is a traitor, but to Iran and not for reasons you state, for reasons I state, for cozying up to US Foreign Policy Establishment!

P.S. since when is dialogue bad?

I love how US always say Nixon spoke to Mao, as if Nixon was a good guy speaking to evil. lol


Another victory

by Abarmard on

For the Iranian people.


To the critics of Trita Parsi

by B-Naam on

You can criticize him all you want.  As a matter of fact, please do because that's what people do in free societies.  But please don't label or slander him.  You only make yourselves look silly and foolish!

Even if you disagree with him, you can't take away his accomplishments. 



Well done Mr. Parsi.

by Nader on

He is the man.


Trita and unity

by Mehdi on

He is the only Iranian that I know who has been able to bring together Iranians of different mentality and belief system, under the banner of peace, prosperity and coexistence, and get them to work together towards valuable goals that benefits everybody, including the Americans and Israelis. That's quite an accomplishment. He deserves all the credit and support. Way to go!

iraj khan

We need more people like you

by iraj khan on

congratulation to Trita Parsi, the voice of sanity and reason in an ocean of misinformation and hatred.

Keep it up Parsi.



by GolPessar (not verified) on

Correct me if I am wrong but isnt this they guy who is promoting dialogue with iran versus toppling of the regime. Dont be fooled by these clean cut suits who write books.



by amir nasiri (not verified) on

good work and good job for promoting iran and iranians. thank you


He's tha man!

by Stefan (not verified) on

I've known Trita from the days when we went to highschool in Sweden. I would just add that he is not just a great American and Iranian, but also a great Swede. If you read his work carefully, you will see significant influence from Swedish foreign policy thinking - real politik with an emphasis on democracy and human rights. So I would like to nominate him for Swede of the day as well!


Well Deserved

by Wondering (not verified) on

Congratulations! I saw his lecture a few months back. Trita is for real. His vision and efforts will be needed that much more to counter the cold war propeganda that's to follow in the months ahead.


Trita Parsi

by John Carpenter III (not verified) on

Trita Parsi is a good American as well as a good Iranian. I congratulate him on winning this award. NIAC has helped a lot of Iranians in the United States. Thank goodness for the existence of NIAC.


Congrats to Trita Parsi, who

by sadegh on

Congrats to Trita Parsi, who has provided us with a much needed and impeccable work of scholarship which I have read closely and greatly enjoyed; he's an Iranian of which we can all be proud...Well done Trita!!! Sadegh...