Our 52nd Year

Asli Aydintasbas
Robert Barylski
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
Thomas DeFrank
Susan Glickman
Margaret Jay
Jimmy Kolker
Charles Kupchan
David Lampton
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Nolan Peterson
Dennis Ross
Yasmin Sayed
Kori Schake
Lee Schneider
Charles Schudson
Thomas Shannon
Charles Shapiro
Suzanne Spaulding
Barbara Stephenson
Jeremi Suri
Aron Troen
Martin Walker


Mohsen Milani

Dr. Mohsen Milani is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of South Florida. He served as a department chair from 1998 to 2012.

Dr. Milani has written more than sixty academic articles and book chapters. His book, The Making of Iran's Islamic Revolution, has been used as required reading in many universities in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Canada, and Iran. His recent publications include "The Ayatollah's Game Plan" (Foreign Affairs), "Rouhani's Foreign Policy"(Foreign Affairs), "The Rise and Fall of Rafsanjani" (The Atlantic), "Meet Me in Baghdad" (Foreign Affairs), "Iran's U.S. Policy" (Foreign Affairs), and "Iran's policy toward Iraq" (book chapter). He is currently writing a book about Iranian foreign policy.

At USF World, he has been conducting a new "Conversation Series on Global Security." Prominent experts have been invited to the program for in-depth conversations with him.

Born in Tehran, Dr. Milani completed his high school and higher education in the U.S. and received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California.