Abbas Milani is the director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution and author of the book “The Shah,” among others. With recent news of direct talks between Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Obama administration, The Daily sat down with Milani to provide a context for the revived presence of US-Iran relations in the media sphere.
Iran Democracy Project
After last summer’s anti-government protests following the disputed presidential election in Iran, authorities set up show trials of over 100 alleged opposition leaders. One of Stanford’s own came into focus: Dr. Abbas Milani.