As the US and Russia consider their next moves after the American missile strikes on the Assad regime’s Shayrat airbase, Adam Quinn of the University of Birmingham and Igor Sutyagin of the Royal United Services Institute discuss whether we are on the verge of an even more intense conflict between Washington and Moscow.

The discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live also considered if Russia intervened in the 2016 US election (yes), whether the Assad regime carried out last Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province (probably), and if UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s cancellation of a trip to Moscow has any significance (yes, because of Vladimir Putin’s ego).

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