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>>


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 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
June 13, 2014
Reuters’s William Mcclean interviews Dr Milani about Saudi Arabia and Iran. Interview
June 1, 2014
Dr Milani talks to the Radio Farda about the failure of the 5=1 and Iran to reach a final nuclear agreement. Talk
June 1, 2014
Dr. Milani was interviewed by Politifact about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir. Interview
June 1, 2014
Dr Milani’s article in SharaqParsi about President Rouhani’s first year in office. Article
June 1, 2014
Dr. Milani’s interview with Andish-e Poyeh, published in Iran, about Dr. Mossadegh and the coup of 1953. Interview
April 12, 2014
BBC World News Television’s interview with Dr Milani about Iran’s nominee for Ambassador the UN.

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