GlobalFocus Center’s Ana Maria Luca Comments on Iran’s Qassem Soleimani’s Death


GlobalFocus Center’s senior researcher Ana Maria Luca spoke to the Romanian National Radio’s army program Ora Armatei about the US strike that killed Iranian general and Al Qods Force leader Qassem Soleimani on January 3 in Baghdad.

Ana Maria Luca joined GlobalFocus in June 2019. Formerly a journalist specialized in conflict coverage and Middle Eastern political affairs, she spent eight years, 2008-2016, in Beirut. She holds an MA in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University in Byblos, Lebanon, with a focus on ethnic conflicts and radicalization.

Iran would not lose a war. Everyone would

© Photo by U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

By Alec Bălășescu | Hong Kong

When Iran claimed to have downed a US drone for the first time in 2012, an Iranian friend gifted me a new toy bought in Tehran: a plastic, low quality model of the said drone, bearing on its box the inscription in Farsi and in English: “We will crush Amrican (sic!) hegemony!” My friend commented that if they were to use the same technology that produced the toy, the chances of success would be minimal.