Thu, 5 July 2018
In this episode Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee are joined by Dr Mark Galeotti, senior fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague to talk about the latest Novichok incident in Wiltshire. Will this re-open recent wounds with the Russians? And also how has the World Cup changed people’s perceptions of Russia. A PR win for Putin?
Also MP Johnny Mercer is calling for a calmer debate when it comes to defence spending.
The UK’s Defence Budget is under scrutiny by the US ahead of next week’s NATO Summit and we look ahead to President Trump’s visit to the UK with Professor Michael Stathis from the University of Southern Utah.
And finally reporter Ali Gibson explores why members of the Armed Forces Community are more likely to feel socially isolated than the rest of the population.
Direct download: Sitrep_20180705_.mp3
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