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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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