US Iran tensions to play out in cyber
- Middle East
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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.
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