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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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