Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP
Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP
Clive Williams
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Clive Williams

Is US-Iran clash coming before Trump leaves office?

  • The US and Israel have reportedly deployed submarines to the Gulf after Iran announced it would begin enriching uranium beyond agreed-upon limits
  • The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned his country ‘will give our final words to our enemies on the battlefield’

Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP
Iraqi demonstrators rallied in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on January 3 to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, and his Iraqi lieutenant, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP
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Clive Williams

Clive Williams

Clive Williams is a campus visitor with Australian National University's Centre for Military and Security Law. His areas of expertise are focused on terrorism and counterterrorism, intelligence and security. national security, and North Korea's strategic capabilities. He is frequently called upon by Australian and overseas media to provide expert commentary on terrorism-related issues. Prior to joining ANU, Clive had a long career in Defence intelligence. He was Director of the forerunner organisation to today's Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation and was also Director of Security Intelligence.