Review of The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the U.S., and Iran’s Global Ambitions by Arash Azizi

Published December 17th, 2020 - 09:31 GMT
Qasem Soleimani /AFP
Qasem Soleimani /AFP
As we approach the anniversary of the killing of Qassem Soleimani, a biography of the leader of the Quds force has been published. Arash Azizi’s book is a surprising, inevitably shadowy account of a life that shaped the Middle East and Iranian society for more than four decades, from the Iran-Iraq war to Iranian proxy operations in Lebanon and historic Palestine. Aziz’s book gives a compelling account of the making of one of the world’s most effective military tacticians.  

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