Qassem Soleimani

Announcing "Context and Consequences of the Soleimani Strike," a New Lawfare E-book

By Hannah Kris
Friday, January 10, 2020, 2:07 PM

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "Context and Consequences of the Soleimani Strike: A Lawfare Compilation," is now available on Kindle.

Did the recent airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani adhere to domestic and international law? How might Iran retaliate against the strike? Featuring chapters originally published as articles on Lawfare, “Context and Consequences of the Soleimani Strike: A Lawfare Compilation” compiles analysis regarding the drone strike on January 3, 2020, that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The compilation seeks to contextualize the drone strikes and to examine the fallout of Soleimani’s killing—in the United States, in Iran and beyond.

The e-book allows full-text searching across the articles and is available here.


  • Chapter 1: “The Law and Consequences of the Recent Airstrikes in Iraq,” Scott R. Anderson
  • Chapter 2: “Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani,” Scott R. Anderson
  • Chapter 3: “The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides,” Jack Goldsmith
  • Chapter 4: “Protecting Diplomats Following Soleimani’s Death,” Fred Burton
  • Chapter 5: “Attacking Iran’s Cultural Sights Would Violate the Hague Cultural Property Convention,” John Bellinger
  • Chapter 6: “Iran and Hezbollah’s Presence Around the World,” Eric Halliday
  • Chapter 7: “The Long Road Ahead for the Congressional Resolutions on Iran,” Scott R. Anderson and Margaret Taylor