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Scholarly Publications

Iran’s 2017 Election: The Opposition Inches Forward

October 2017

Abbas Milani argues how the 19 May 2017 presidential election offers a window into the painful predicament of a democracy-minded society—demographically young, globally inclined, and social-media...

What do past nonproliferation failures say about the Iran nuclear agreement?

September 2015

The history of nonproliferation failures in Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are reviewed in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

For the People

January 2014

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani, founding co-director of the Iran Democracy Project here at Stanford, write in this Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists analysis that Iran must move beyond...

Other Publications

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

Converting a civilian enrichment plant into a nuclear weapons material facility

October 2013

Iran’s nuclear program—specifically its ongoing uranium enrichment—has long been the subject of much debate.

News

Trump Is Strengthening Iran’s Radicals

October 2017

''US President Donald Trump’s decision to pursue a more aggressive Iran policy underscores his administration’s misunderstanding of the Iranian regime.

Would the U.S. Drop the Bomb Again?

May 2016

Public opinion supported the strike on Hiroshima—and if provoked, many Americans might well back nuclear attacks on foes like Iran and al Qaeda, Scott Sagan and Benjamin Valentino write in the Wall...

William Perry Warns of Nuclear Dangers in Drell Lecture

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

Events

A Conversation with General Michael Hayden

April 27, 2017

About the Event: In conversation with Philip Taubman, General Hayden will discuss intelligence and cybersecurity challenges the United States faces in combatting terrorism, dealing with North Korea...

The Other Iran Nuclear Negotiations: The failed U.S.-Iran nuclear cooperation agreement negotiations, 1974-1978

April 7, 2016

Abstract: Iran under Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi undertook one of the most ambitious nuclear programs of any non-nuclear weapon state in the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the 1970s.

Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran: Real American Attitudes about Dropping the Bomb

March 3, 2016

Abstract: Numerous polls show that U.S. public approval of Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has declined significantly since 1945.

Projects

Lab-to-Lab Cooperation

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.
English

Iron Fists in Silk Gloves: Building Political Regimes in the Middle East - Project completed 2010

This book manuscript explores the historical development of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East over the past century, arguing that we cannot understand the varying durability of these...
English

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism

Finding the means to reduce the threat represented by weapons of mass destruction was the original organizing principle of CISAC, and it remains a primary objective of its research and track-two...
English

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution