International Security & Foreign Policy

Iran Is More than Persia: Impact of Iran’s Ethnic Minorities on Regime Stability and Regional Foreign Policy Behavior

Grant Year: 2019


Brenda Shaffer and Ramin Jabbarli will research and write a book examining the extent to which Iran is vulnerable to internal tensions along ethnic lines. They will collect and analyze demographic data, map political unrest geographically, document the political orientations and grievances of non-Persian Iranians, and assess the influence and roles of these non-Persian communities in Iran’s politics and institutions.

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies International Security & Foreign Policy

$100,000