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Political assassinations were once unthinkable. Why the US killing of Soleimani sets a worrying precedent

Since the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the immediate crisis appears to have dissipated. However, the wider ramifications pose a worrying precedent for international affairs. For many, the killing was unexpected. But this was no Trump administration miscalculation. It’s the latest in a wider decay of the liberal

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