Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies

The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) conducts cutting-edge research on global and national security issues and develops academic programs dealing with diplomacy, strategy and leadership. It seeks to serve as a bridge among academia, the private sector and the government, breaking the walls that have traditionally separated them.

The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies conducts the “Conversation Series on Global Security,” which brings to the university leading experts and diplomats for an in-depth conversation on global security. It organizes conferences and highly specialized workshops about international affairs, and endeavors to produce non-ideological and non-partisan policy recommendations that contribute to international peace and harmony. It is currently developing an academic program on Global Leadership.

Dr. Mohsen Milani is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies. To see his recent work click here>>


September 26, 2014
Dr Milani was interviewed by "BBC Radio 5 Live" about President Hassan Rouhani's speech at the United Nations. Listen here>>
August 28, 2014
In Foreign Affairs, the country’s leading journal on foreign policy, Dr. Mohsen Milani, Executive Director of USF World’s center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, argues in favor of political cooperation between the United States and Iran in Iraq against the terrorists of the Islamic States in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read More
August 6, 2014
Dr Milani talks to BBC TV about the crisis in Gaza. BBC Talk (15.20 min into program)
August 1, 2014
Dr. Milani talks with BBC about the nomination of Mr. Al Abadi as Prime Minister in Iraq. Interview
August 1, 2014
Dr. Milani talks with Radio Farda about the crisis in Iraq. Talk
July 10, 2014
Read Dr Milani’s interview with Andisheye Pouya (in Persian and published in Iran) about Dr. Mossadeq and the coup of 1953.
July 1, 2014
Dr. Milani  talks to Iran-e Fard TV about the crisis in the Middle East
July 1, 2014
Dr Milani appears on BayNews9 TV to discuss the Sunni-Shi’a divide in the Middle East. Video
July 1, 2014
Dr Milani discusses with the Radio Farda the global ramifications of an independent Kurdish state in Iraq. Discussion
June 22, 2014
Dr. Milani’s article in Foreign Affairs: Tehran Doubles Down: Iran’s Plan to Win Iraq’s Sectarian War. Article

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