RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 6members only

Iron Resolve: A Vision of Future War


What could happen in the Middle East if Israel strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Is state-on-state war really a thing of the past? R D Hooker, Jr imagines what could happen in a Middle East not far removed from that of today should Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Iran’s retaliatory move of invading Iraq triggers in turn a series of regional and international responses that culminates in a US-led coalition fighting a conventional ground war against Iran – and the power dynamics of the region being unexpectedly rewritten. With images by

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