News and Analysis (1/3/20)

Trump assassinates a senior military leader of a state with which we are not at war, offering no evidence in support of the claimed justification that “the Iranian general was ‘plotting to kill’ US citizens” …

… and assassinated a leader of the group that attacked the U.S. embassy in Baghdad just after the group had withdrawn:

Iran’s FM calls the assassination of the man who fought against ISIS “rogue adventurism”:

Is Trump’s act of war against Iran a desperate attempt to save a failing presidency?

Gold and “[o]ther haven assets, including Treasury bonds, platinum, and silver, rose on news of the US strike”:

Tunisia may be an anomaly and elsewhere “Islamists and conservatives … may face a radical version of the Enlightenment: fiercely anticlerical and decidedly antireligious”:

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