Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Dr. Harold Rhode

January 7th, 2020

DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Understanding the complexities of Iran’s society
  • How does Soleimani’s death impact the citizens of Iran?
  • What motivates Iran’s Ayatollahs?


  • Differences in how the Iranian government and citizens view the death of Soleimani
  • How will Iran respond to the death of Soleimani?
  • How the US compares to Iran in terms of retaliatory strength


  • How will Iran calculate their next steps?
  • What will happen if the US pulls its troops out of Iraq?
  • How the killing of Soleimani affects ISIS in the region


  • What role does Israel play following the killing of Soleimani?
  • How should the US act to maximize the deterrent on the Iranians?
  • The need for a ‘loyal opposition’ in America

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