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The Middle East after Suleimani: What happens next?

Guardian Live

Thursday, 5 March 2020 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

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As a military commander in Iran, Qassem Suleimani had built up an arc of influence, helping direct wars from Syria and Yemen to Iraq. Such was his authority in the region, he was known as the "supreme puppeteer" and a mastermind in politics.

The US drone strike that killed him at the beginning of the year has since plunged the region into turmoil. Although Donald Trump insisted the US “did not take action to start a war”, the killing has raised the spectre of wider conflict.

A week later, the Iranian military shot down a passenger jet, and grief turned to anger overnight, with demonstrations breaking out across the country. This came as Britain, France and Germany kickstarted a process that risks the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, prompted in part by fears Iran might soon possess the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb.

Guardian senior international affairs correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison will be chairing a panel, which includes Peter Beaumont, senior reporter for the Guardian, and Ellie Geranmayeh from the European Council on Foreign Relations. They will be discussing Suleimani's assassination and the escalating crisis between the Middle East and the United States.

Further speakers to be announced.

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

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Thursday, 5 March 2020 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)


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