International Security & Foreign Policy

Arabs, Turks, and Persians: Ideology, Geopolitics, and the Struggle for Primacy in the Near East

Grant Year: 2019


Svante Cornell will research and write a book that explores the unfolding dynamics in the three-way competition among Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to shape the future of the Middle East. He will conduct field work in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Ankara, and possibly Tehran and analyze secondary literature on the region’s history as well as on the internal drivers of the foreign policies of these countries.

American Foreign Policy Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$143,268