International Security & Foreign Policy

Political Succession in Iran: Factionalism, Militarization, and the Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

Grant Year: 2018


Ali Alfoneh will research and write a book exploring the likely trajectory of Iran’s domestic politics in light of its leadership succession. He will analyze the history of the Islamic Republic and relevant Persian-language materials to generate insights into the succession struggle that will play out when Supreme Leader Khamenei passes from the scene.

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington International Security & Foreign Policy

$195,800