Ep. 235: The Death of Soleimani - The US, Iran, and West Asia
The killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds expeditionary force, is a pivotal moment in the history of modern West Asia. Aditya Ramanathan and Manoj Kewalramani join Anirudh Kanisetti to understand the man’s career, his influence on Iran’s foreign policy, and how his death will impact the geopolitics of the region. We also get into its impact on India’s interests, and assess India’s strategy in West Asia - something that needs urgent attention.
This episode also features lots of interesting chatter on Iranian culture and politics, and the chaotic political geography of West Asia!
Beatboxing in the Tehran Metro