Thu, 26 April 2018
In this episode with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee:
Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham explains the Iran Nuclear deal and why President Trump wants to get rid of it.
Dr Ghanem Tayara from UOSSM talks about the Syrian government’s intimidation of doctors in Douma.
What’s on the agenda for the historic North & South Korea meeting tomorrow? Dr Hazel Smith from the Centre for Korean Studies at SOAS has her analysis.
And the Government launches a new Veterans Unit – but are they doing enough to support our former service men and women Kate speaks to Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood and Matthew Seward from the Royal British Legion.
Direct download: Sitrep_26_April.mp3
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Thu, 19 April 2018
In this episode Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee will be talking about Syria and chemical weapons – what can the OPCW actually achieve in Douma? They talk to Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director at Chatham House
Also…North Korea, Andrea Berger, Senior Research Associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey gives her thoughts on planned talks between the US President and the North Korean leader. Is Donald Trump seeking a noble peace prize through diplomacy?
Ali Gibson reports from the RAF 100 celebrations over in the USA.
And a new study reveals how hard it is for armed forces veterans to use the benefits system.
Direct download: Sitrep_April_19th_2018.mp3
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Thu, 12 April 2018
Could Britain be about to go to war in Syria after the weekend’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.
If that’s the case, the Sitrep team ask what would be the main aim of conflict? If British forces take part - what will they be asked to do? And will this be an open ended commitment?
Also this episode – Could Russia respond to any attack on Syria by using Cyber warfare and if so is Britain ready to deal with a category one attack.
Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee are joined by Professor Michael Clarke formerly the Director General of The Royal United Services Insitute, Hamish de Bretton Gordon the chemical weapons expert and former army officer and Simon Marks from Feature Story News in Washington
Thu, 5 April 2018
In this episode of Sitrep with Tim Cooper and Christopher Lee:
Professor Paul Rogers from the University of Bradford talks about Russia and the Salisbury Novichok attack – was the PM given the wrong information or has she created a new "dirty dossier"?
Elisabeth Braw from the Atlantic Council explains why the Swedes are getting good at fighting off Russian propaganda.
The head of Europol Rob Wainwright tells us about his cyber-warfare worries.
Rear Admiral (retired) Chris Parry tells us why the Royal Navy surface fleet “isn’t fit for purpose”.
Direct download: Sitrep_5th_April_2018.mp3
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