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Britain Debrief with Ben Judah

Britain Debrief is a new series of short interviews on Britain in the world brought to you by Ben Judah, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think-tank, in Washington DC. Every week Ben interviews a leading politician, thinker, analyst and more to work out Britain's place post-Brexit from all sides of the political field.  

Feb 16, 2022

How is Western intelligence responding to the Ukraine crisis?

Given the unprecedented interventions British and American intelligence agencies have regularly made throughout the crisis in Ukraine, I interviewed Sir John Sawers, former Chief of MI6, for this week’s #BritainDebrief for the Atlantic Council.

Why are Western intelligence agencies making such stark interventions? Is the risk of a full scale invasion exaggerated? Is Putin aiming to manipulate NATO without actually invading?