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Iran Democracy Project Interviews

October 29, 2007 | Recorded on October 29, 2007

Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani discuss Ahmadinejad and Iran's Nuclear Program.

Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani discuss Ahmadinejad and Iran's Nuclear Program. (57:31)

May 29, 2007 | Recorded on May 29, 2007

Hammihan Newspaper Interview with Abbas Milani

Abbas Milani, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and co-director of Hoover's Iran Democracy Project, was interviewed for the Hammihan, a newspaper published in Iran.

December 13, 2004 | Recorded on December 13, 2004

RIAL POLITIK: Defusing the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Iran—the same country that took American diplomats hostage twenty-five years ago and whose leaders often refer to the United States as the "Great Satan"—may be on the verge of developing nuclear weapons. How worried should we be? What can the United States do, if anything, to defuse the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran? Is a military response feasible? Or should the United States focus on strengthening the movement for democratic reform within Iran? Peter Robinson speaks with Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani.

April 28, 2003 | Recorded on April 28, 2003


It's been nearly twenty-five years since the shah of Iran was overthrown in a popular revolution. The ensuing American hostage crisis marked the beginning of an era of mutual hostility between Iran and the United States—Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini often called the United States "the Great Satan"; more recently President Bush placed Iran on the so-called axis of evil. But an increasingly visible democratic reform movement supported by young Iranians born after the revolution suggests that Iran may be entering a new era of change. Just how powerful is the reform movement in Iran? And what should the United States do, if anything, to help bring about a new Iran?