Academic Appointments


  • Hoover Res Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Adjunct Professor, Iranian Studies

Program Affiliations


  • Program in International Relations

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Daniella Farah
  • Orals Evaluator
    Daniella Farah
  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (NonAC)
    Ashley Fabrizio

All Publications


  • The Minimal Value of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran McFaul, M., Milani, A. The New York Review of Books. 2020
  • Iran and the international order Historic transitions and new challenges IRAN IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM: BETWEEN GREAT POWERS AND GREAT IDEAS Milani, A., Gartner, H., Shahmoradi, M. 2020: 197–203
  • The Post-Suleimani View from Iran Milani, A. Project Syndicate. 2020
  • What the Soleimani killing means for the Iran nuclear deal Milani, A. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 2020
  • Occupation of the US Embassy; Turkmenistan II for the survival of the Islamic Republic (translated from Persian) Milani, A. BBC Persian. 2019
  • 100th Anniversary of the Last King of Iran: Historical or Imaginary King? (translated from Persian) Milani, A. BBC Persian. 2019
  • Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Milani, A. 2018; 124 (1): 259–61

    View details for DOI 10.1086/697506

    View details for Web of Science ID 000436448400023

  • Reading Reagan in Tehran: A Strategy of Realistic Engagement WASHINGTON QUARTERLY McFaul, M., Milani, A. 2016; 39 (4): 145-163
  • IRAN'S PARADOXICAL REGIME JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Milani, A. 2015; 26 (2): 52-60
  • Ending the assassination and oppression of Iranian nuclear scientists BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS Hecker, S. S., Milani, A. 2015; 71 (1): 46-52
  • THE BIGGEST MYSTERY IN TEHRAN JUST HOW MUCH OF A REFORMER IS HASSAN ROUHANI? NEW REPUBLIC Milani, A. 2013; 244 (16): 7-9
  • The Great Satan Myth Everything you know about US involvement in Iran is wrong NEW REPUBLIC Milani, A. 2009; 240 (22): 26-28
  • CRACKS IN THE REGIME JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Milani, A. 2009; 20 (4): 11-15
  • THE NEW DEMOCRATS An intellectual history of the Green Wave. NEW REPUBLIC Milani, A. 2009; 240 (12-13): 17-18
  • Obama's Existential Challenge to Ahmadinejad WASHINGTON QUARTERLY Milani, A. 2009; 32 (2): 63-78
  • Russia and Iran: An anti-western alliance? CURRENT HISTORY Milani, A. 2007; 106 (702): 328-332
  • A win-win US strategy for dealing with Iran WASHINGTON QUARTERLY McFaul, M., Milani, A., Diamond, L. 2006; 30 (1): 121-138
  • A historical perspective JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY Milani, A. 2005; 16 (4): 23-34