7. The Ultimate Insult

April 1, 2022

False flags, brutal military tactics and aspirations of greatness – Putin’s approach to the war in Syria, as he tries to prove Russia is still a power-broker in the Middle East. To understand how Putin views history and his place in it, Jonny Dymond is joined by: Professor Angela Stent of the Brookings Institution, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the US National Intelligence Council Anatol Lieven of the Quincy Institute Kevin Connolly, former BBC Moscow and Middle East correspondent. Producers: Caroline Bayley, Sandra Kanthal and Joe Kent Production coordinators: Sophie Hill and Siobhan Reed Sound engineer: Rod Farquhar Series Editor: Emma Rippon Commissioning Editor: Richard Knight.

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