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Abbas Milani

Abbas Milani

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Abbas Milani is Director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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  1. Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    May 27, 2024 Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.

  2. The End of the Islamic Republic
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    The End of the Islamic Republic

    Jun 22, 2021 Abbas Milani sees in Iran's recent presidential election an outcome that is at once farcical and hugely consequential.

  3. The Post-Suleimani View from Iran
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    The Post-Suleimani View from Iran

    Jan 4, 2020 Abbas Milani examines the Islamic Republic's strategic thinking following the assassination of its top general.

  4. Trump Is Strengthening Iran’s Radicals
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    Trump Is Strengthening Iran’s Radicals

    Oct 13, 2017 Abbas Milani says the US president is making a historic mistake by returning to a confrontational strategy.

  5. The Rouhani Factor
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    The Rouhani Factor

    May 22, 2017 Abbas Milani explains how the Iranian president's reformist forces have gained the upper hand.

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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.

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