20th March 2018

Attack in Salisbury threatens global stability

This week geopolitical tensions have heightened following an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy turned double agent. While this is pretty normal behaviour from the Kremlin, what makes this event so incredible is the method chosen.

 

The reports suggest that a military grade nerve agent was used in a very public setting, an Italian restaurant. That Russian government would sanction such a high-profile execution, willingly endanger members of the British public and expose the existence of a secret illegal chemical weapons program all suggests this was them sending a message.

What that message might be is unclear, but it can’t be good for global stability.

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