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Major New Iran Archive Arrives at Stanford

Major New Collection Joins Stanford’s Rapidly Increasing Modern Iran Archive

The papers of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, memoirists, and Shahnameh scholar and commentator, were recently donated to Stanford University. 

The collection includes hundreds of letters from some of Iran's most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts. 

Op-Ed: "As Tensions Mount, We Must Not Forget About the Iranian People"

Op-ed by Abbas Milani

"The U.S. is inching closer to a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The chances of a full-fledged war are only tempered by the fact that the majority of the House, a small majority of the Senate, many in the top U.S. military brass, virtually all U.S. allies — save Israel, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates — and President Trump himself do not favor a war.

Washington Post: Iran must free Farhad Meysami, a nonviolent fighter for human rights

Washington Post article by Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul

"In recent weeks, moral outrage has been stirred by the barbaric war that Saudi Arabia has waged in Yemen, by the Saudi government’s brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and by President Trump’s failure to condemn and sanction these offenses, out of concern for damaging economic interests, real or exaggerated. At the same time, however, another human tragedy has been gathering in Iran, and it is one we might still avert, before it is too late.

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