The Consequences of Qassem Soleimani's Death and the Future of the Middle East

The killing of Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, following an attack by the U.S. forces at Baghdad International Airport caused local, regional and international backlash. The fact that Soleimani has been one of the few primary figures who ran Iranian regional policy rendered his death a highly critical development. In the period following the assassination, it is feared that the conflict environment in the region will grow stronger with the increasing tension between the U.S. and Iranian leadership. It is predicted that the increased tension between these two countries will negatively affect particularly Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Yemen, and the Gulf countries.

Against the backdrop of these developments, the panel aims to offer reflections with some regional experts on possible future developments after the killing of Qassem Soleimani in the Middle East.

10 January 2020
14:30 – 16:30

Prof. Dr. Ahmet UYSAL, ORSAM President

Oytun ORHAN, ORSAM Levant Studies Coordinator
Bilgay DUMAN, ORSAM Iraq Studies Coordinator
Sabir ASKEROGLU, IRAM Foreign Affairs Senior Expert

ORSAM Conference Hall

The panel will be held in Turkish. There will be simultaneous translation in English.