Gen. Suleimani tops Foreign Policy’s list of Global Thinkers in Defense, Security field

ISNA – On Foreign Policy’s 10th annual special edition of Global Thinkers, Major General Qassem Suleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has topped the list of Global Thinkers in the Defense and Security field.

Foreign Policy recently published its 10th annual special edition of Global Thinkers with 10 categories of 10 people each.

It placed General Soleimani on top of the list of the most influential people in the defense and security sector, followed by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

The magazine wrote, “Qassem Suleimani has led Iran’s military efforts for two decades now, but his role has never been larger than it is today. Suleimani’s fingerprints are everywhere that Iran is active, from Yemen to Iraq to Syria. He has also become the public face of Iran’s response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats. ‘We are near you, where you can’t even imagine,’ General Suleimani warned in July 2018. ‘We are ready’.”

Qassem Suleimani Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Ursula von der Leyen Defense Minister of Germany, Olga Sánchez Cordero Interior Secretary of Mexico, Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Gwynne Shotwell President and Chief Operating Officer, SpaceX, Alex Karp Co-founder and CEO, Palantir, Eliot Higgins Journalist and founder of Bellingcat, Vladislav Surkov Aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Susi Pudjiastuti Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister of Indonesia are introduced as the 10 global thinkers in the defense and security sector.