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Trends in Iran's population growth and total fertility rate.
Oct 31 2017 | Posted In: Research
According to the 2016 census, Iran’s population reached close to 80 million while its growth rate dropped to 1.2% a year—a rate similar to today’s world average but substantially lower than its peak a few decades earlier.
Abbas Milani
Oct 18 2017 | Posted In: Faculty, Media
Professor Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, offers an inside look into the politics at play within Iran, in light of the country's presidential election last spring and heightened tensions between Iran and the White House. 
Oct 13 2017 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Provost Persis Drell announced Thursday that Program in International Relations Director Michael Tomz is one of eight faculty members appointed as Bass University Fellows.
Oct 12 2017 | The Hill | Posted In: Media
Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the Director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the October 1, 2017, Catalonia referendum in an opinion piece for The Hill.  
US and Iran flags
Oct 12 2017 | Clifton Parker, Stanford News Service | Posted In: Faculty, Media
Stanford professors say upending the Iran nuclear deal would stymie U.S. efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis, isolate America on the world’s stage and strengthen hard-liners in Iran. If the U.S. abandoned the Iran nuclear deal, it would harm America’s credibility on nonproliferation...
Oct 2 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
This fall, SGS centers and programs welcomed 20 new visiting scholars from around the world to conduct research and/or teach in a variety of disciplines. Please join us in welcoming this group of scholars to campus, and read about their areas of interest below.
NPR's The Forum
Sep 26 2017 | NPR's The Forum with Michael Krasny | Posted In: Faculty, Media
In an address to the United Nations last week, President Trump called the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “an embarrassment to the United States,” and over the weekend tweeted that Iran had test launched a ballistic missile. U.S. intelligence officials have since been unable to confirm the launch actually...
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad on April 9, 2003
Sep 22 2017 | Washington Post | Posted In: Faculty, Media
Each year, the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, brings a torrent of reflections on the attacks, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism. But the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, justified in part by alleged links to 9/11, has had a far greater global impact, write Lisa Blaydes, Director of the Abbasi...
Safe and on the sidelines report cover
Sep 15 2017 | Posted In: Faculty, Research
In recent years, there has been a widespread sense that college campuses have become increasingly tolerant of antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment.
Stanford sophomore Tien Vo, left, discusses her research with Professor Amy Zegart
Sep 14 2017 | Alex Shashkevich, Stanford News | Posted In: Research, Students
Two Stanford students worked with Amy Zegart, a national security and intelligence expert, this past summer examining U.S. intelligence agencies. Their work will be included in Zegart’s upcoming book. Stanford undergraduates Katherine Irajpanah and Tien Vo spent the past few months collaborating...