Abbas Milani

Don't Expect Iran and the U.S. to Solve the Iraq Crisis Together
June 18, 2014

There are competing, if not conflicting, interests that limit the nature of a tactical alliance between the countries in dealing with Iraq. 

Thomas Jefferson Was a Muslim
April 25, 2014

A candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. In the 18th century, not the 21st.


Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations
November 14, 2013

Understanding both is key to a potentially enduring solution to the snagged negotiations.

Iran's President Is Still All Talk, But He's Saying the Right Things
September 29, 2013

The call, now heard around the world, made Friday by President Barack Obama from the Oval Office to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as he was stuck in New York City traffic on his way to the airport, has at least for the moment ended a tumultuous 34

More Reasons for Optimism About Iran's New President
September 19, 2013

Iran's new president is headed to New York this week. Americans should be optimistic.

Iran's New President Makes a Promising First Move
August 06, 2013

Hassan Rouhani, a man of ferocious pragmatism and an unfailing ability to find and align himself with the center of power in Iran’s labyrinthine political structure, was sworn in Sunday as the seventh president.

Patience With All Things in Iran
June 17, 2013

Patient resilience has long been a characteristic of the Iranian people.

The Iran Election Is Proving Harder to Fix Than First Thought
June 13, 2013

Engineering elections in Iran, it turns out, is more difficult than what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his allies in the Revolutionary Guards had imagined.

An Election Foretold
May 29, 2013

As expected, Iran's regime has engineered the presidential race.

An 'Epic' Mess in Iran
May 20, 2013

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wants an 'epic' election. He may get one, but not the kind he expected.