US Iran tensions to play out in cyber
- Middle East
- Cyber Security
US Iran tensions to play out in cyber, kidnap and maritime domains
The killing of Qasem Soleimani by the US in January will not likely lead to open war with Iran. But the death of the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ elite Qods Force and arguably Iran’s second most powerful man will not go unanswered. In this podcast we bring together four of Control Risks’ leading analysts to discuss the key domains in which the Iran US conflict will play out.
The Biden administration will create a change of pace for Russia-US relations. Russia will expect more sanctions and Biden heralds a return to a more predictable and assertive US role in global affairs. We examine the likely course of relations.
US President-elect Joe Biden has modest aims and no overarching policy for the Middle East. However, his administration will face a changed region prone to new crises that invite US engagement.
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