🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A Cold War Flashback | The New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A Cold War Flashback by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

Eight years ago, the United States and Russia agreed to a spy swap that sent a Russian double agent to safety in Britain. That former spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent this month, and the Kremlin has been accused of orchestrating the attack. Why did it happen now?

On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ President Trump joined a coordinated campaign by more than 20 countries to retaliate for the poisoning of a former Russian spy,¬†ordering the largest-ever expulsion of Russian officials¬†in the United States.

‚ÄĘ It may not be a new Cold War, but relations with Russia are¬†in some ways even more unpredictable.

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