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Former State Department Official And Boise State Professor Talks Iranian Tensions

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Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession in Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

After an American drone strike killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani at the airport in Baghdad, many people around the world braced for possible war. Iran then retaliated with a missile strike on American bases in Iraq. Former State Department official and current Boise State University professor Steven Feldstein helps us make sense of the last week of tensions.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!