Ten days into 2020 and it feels like we have already been to the brink of war and back. We ask whether a de-escalation of tensions between the US and Iran is on the cards. There is also the plane crash that happened soon after the Iranian missile strikes on Wednesday. That morning, 176 people were killed on a Ukraine International Airlines flight from Tehran, shortly after take-off. On social media, many Iranians expressed anger that the plane was allowed to fly. An amateur video purports to show the moment the Boeing 737 was hit.