Stanford Iranian Studies Program

Dr. Ali Ansari examines the arguments about the strength and stability of the Islamic Republic and argues that it is more fragile than many people believe. His talk assess the causes of this fragility and provides some trajectories for development going forward.

This event was organized on April 18, 2024.

Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History and Founding Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews; Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute. In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His publications include Modern Iran since 1797 (3rd updated Edition, Taylor and Francis, London, 2019), Iran, Islam & Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change (3rd updated Edition, Gingko, London, 2019); These Islands: A Letter to Britain (Haus Curiosities, 2018), Iran: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2014), The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran (CUP, 2012); Iran Under Ahmadinejad (Adelphi Paper, IISS, January 2008), Confronting Iran: The Failure of US Policy and the Roots of Mistrust (Hurst, London, 2006).