Iran's Political, Demographic, and Economic Vulnerabilities

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Iran is one of the most important U.S. foreign policy concerns but is extraordinarily difficult to engage. The authors assess current political, ethnic, demographic, and economic trends and vulnerabilities in Iran, then offer recommendations on U.S. policies that might foster the trends beneficial to U.S. interests. However, if these trends do take root in Iran, seeing them come to fruition will take time and, therefore, patience.

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Because Iran's current regime is entrenched, U.S. policies should focus on
long-run changes in Iran by cultivating favorable political, demographic,
and economic trends.

About the Author:

Keith Crane (PhD, Economics, Indiana University) is a senior economist at RAND. Areas of expertise include Economics of Transition and Economic Forecasting, Transportation Economics, and Defense Economics.

ROLLIE LAL, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the College of Security Studies at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an expert on strategy, international politics, and organized crime, and has written on a wide variety of issues related to India, China, Iran, Central Asia, North Africa, and political Islam. She is a co-author of The Muslim World after 9/11 (2004) and America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq (2003). She is also the author of Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors: Security and Commerce at the Crossroads (2006) and articles in Orbis, the Atlantic Monthly, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, San Diego Sun Tribune, and Daily Yomiuri.

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