Democracy is solution to Iranian nuclear impasse
Stanford News / CYNTHIA HAVEN

Noted Iranian expert and dissident insists, "The future belongs to Iranian youth, and they want democracy.

In 1977, Abbas Milani was ambushed by armed security forces and incarcerated as someone "detrimental to the security of the nation." Since then, he has become one of the leading international experts on Iran.

He is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University. He is also a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

A two-day nuclear summit of 47 nations is currently under way in Washington. The gathering – considered an unprecedented effort to mobilize global action – focuses on ways to keep nuclear weapon materials out of the wrong hands. Milani addressed Iran's nuclear capability, and its democracy movement, in an interview with the Stanford News Service.


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