PHOTO: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan — a threat to academics? (Kayhan Özer/AP)

This week’s Political WorldView takes on a couple of tough opponents. First, it is Britain’s continued commitment — despite questions over necessity and the cost of up to $200 billion — to the Trident nuclear missile system. Then the challenge is President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s crackdown on Turkey’s academics.

The regular panelists are the University of Birmingham’s Adam Quinn, Christalla Yakinthou, and Scott Lucas.