Under Soleimani’s command, Iran became the only country in the region capable of harnessing both Shiite extremism and, at times, Sunni radicalism too.
As the news of the killing of Qassem Suleimani sunk in, the differences between how it was covered in the West and the reaction in the wider Arab world became clear.
Altering American foreign policy while maintaining national security imperatives is never a matter of just pulling the plug.
Inside the Islamic Republic, the impact of Soleimani’s death will take years to appreciate. But its immediate effect was to throw the regime a lifeline.
The escalating conflict between the United States and Iran seems to be cooling off. But any relief may be short-lived.
How did the United States and Iran go from relative calm in 2016 to high tension in 2020?
Iran has launched a ballistic missile attack on at least two U.S. military sites in Iraq.
The world is likely to see a sustained response from Iran over the course of many months.
How Iran’s regional strengths can be used to put geopolitical stress onto the Western world.
Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the operation that obliterated Iran’s Major General Qassem Solaimani has been reserved. Riyadh is right: it is not all good news for the kingdom.