Headlined Show, Shadow Politics January 12, 2020

WIlliam Ruger
Broadcast Date: 
January 12, 2020

Our guest is Charles Koch Institute's WILLIAM RUGER - Vice President for Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the Vice President, Foreign Policy at Stand Together (where he leads the Koch network’s foreign policy initiative). The Pentagon has confirmed that President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. strike last Thursday which killed the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. Qasem Soleimani, who ran Iran's military operations across the Middle East. Iran appears to be standing down after launching more than 20 missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed. Both countries now appear to be backing away from the brink of a major military conflict, but where does this leave U.S.-Iran relations? Tune in!

William Ruger
Charles Koch Institute