The Killing of Qassem Soleimani: Implications for the Middle East (Chatham House)

Chatham House experts consider the current crisis between Iran and the US and the relations between the two countries going forward.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/killing-qassem-soleimani-implications-middle-east

Speakers

Professor Toby Dodge, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
Renad Mansour, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme; Project Director, Iraq Initiative, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Lindsay Newman, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Lina Khatib, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

How Qassem Soleimani Forced Donald Trump Back into the Middle East (BESA Center)

Qassem Soleimani was emboldened by the US administration’s failure to respond to repeated Iranian efforts to destabilize the Persian Gulf—so much so that he felt it was safe to attack Americans directly in Iraq. President Trump, who so recently was eager to leave the Middle East, ordered the killing of Soleimani in retaliation—drawing the US back into the Middle East.

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/soleimani-donald-trump/

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