Podcast: Russia, the UK and the Nerve Agent Attack; Violence in London

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (File)

I joined Paul Ross of talkRADIO on Friday for our review of the week.

We focused on two stories. First, it’s a sifting of facts from disinformation — including Russian propaganda enabled by an inept British Foreign Secretary — in the latest on the March 4 nerve agent in Salisbury in southern England.

See also Russia and the Nerve Agent Attack: The Weight of Evidence
Podcasts: Nerve Agent Attack — How Russian Propaganda Exploited a UK #MediaFail

Then we consider a spike in murders and the killing of bystanders, amid an apparent turf battle between criminal groups, in London. Is there hope for the UK’s, with police facing cuts and questions about relations within communities?

Listen to Discussion from 11:48 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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