NEED TO KNOW: SALISBURY POISONING WITH JEREMY DUNS
The world is turning into a plot line from a Cold War novel, so we thought that it may be a good idea to chat with a Cold War novelist to try and make sense of it all.
So on today’s episode of “Need to Know” we are joined by author Jeremy Duns, who has written a number of Cold War based novels as well as books on contemporary issues such as the coverage of the Edward Snowden revelations back in 2013.
On this episode will have a look at a few stories that have caught our eye from the Salisbury poisoning and the reaction to it.
These are links to the items we discussed and a few extra.
Links to articles and items we discuss
Buzzfeed - From Russia with Blood
“Disinformation: A Users Guide” Radio 4 documentary on disinformation
When is a diplomat a spy?
Craig Murray - WMD intelligence comparison (We discussed why he is problematic as a source)
Times Article – UK Locates source of Salisbury nerve agent
“Icarus” Documentary Film
Articles of note that we didn’t get around to discussing
Spy Museum Blog on KGB assassinations
Luke Harding – Lab X
List of Russian linked deaths
What is Novichok the Russian Nerve Agent?
'Paradise for disinformation' - NPR
Nick Cohen – Cranks have turned the world upside down
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