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Middle East expert analyzes Obama's moves in Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows his identification document after casting his ballot for the parliamentary elections at a polling station, while Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, right, looks on in downtown Tehran, Iran in March 2012. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

Next week, representatives from six countries meet with Iranian officials for another round of high stakes negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear program. It could be a breakthrough moment, or just a chapeter in the negotiation saga that began IAEA interest a decade ago.

The Obama Administration's strategies have quickly gone from dialog with preconditions to confrontation sanctions. Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian Amreican Council, tracks the decision making of the Obama Administration in his new book, A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran.

Parsi will speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Tuesday at the Intercontinental Hotel at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

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