Podcast: Russia and the Nerve Agent Attack in Southern England

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin

With Britain Ministers pointing to the Kremlin as a likely culprit for the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4, Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing a meeting of the National Security Council on Monday afternoon.

I update Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO of the status of the investigation — noting the “rare nerve agent” used in the attack — and of possible UK steps that could be taken against Moscow.

Expulsion of diplomats is water off an autocrat’s back….If you want to get serious with Russia, you hit its weak point, which is the economy.

Listen from 8:31 in 0630-0700 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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