The Great Game. 27.10.2019
Maria Butina is back in Russia. Who – or what – made it possible? Also, we talk about the overall atmosphere in global affairs, the NATO crisis, Syria as a trap for the US, and arms control – or the lack thereof. Russia’s Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov joins us as our special guest on this episode.
The Ukrainian president goes to Zolotoye to talk to the nationalists disrupting the Minsk Accords but they refuse to listen. Can civil war migrate from the east of Ukraine to the west?
The historic deal reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi sets Russia up as a key player in Syria and throughout the region.
Yet the Americans refuse to give ground: first, they announce their troops are returning from Iraq to Syria, and now they say they have killed the leader of ISIS – though the Defense Ministry questions the claim.