Podcast: Connecting the Dots — From Trump’s Turmoil to A Nerve Agent Attack on a Russian Spy in England

Yulia and Sergei Skripal at a restaurant in Salisbury, England, just before both were attacked with a nerve agent, March 4, 2018

I spoke with Paul Ross of talkRADIO early Friday — before the surprise news of Donald Trump and North Korea — about the stories behind the other dramas of the week.

What was the real reason for the resignation of top economic advisor Gary Cohn amid Trump’s imposition of tariffs? Why did former Trump staff Sam Nunberg melt down on national TV and drop Trump into further difficulty over the Trump-Russia investigation? And what is the possible connection between the attempted assassination of Russian spy Sergey Skripal in southern England, the Kremlin, and that inquiry?

Listen from 6:58 in 0100-0130 Segment

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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