S7 Ep14: Espresso Martini: Episode Three

Secrets and Spies

Dec 3 2022 • 1 hr 18 mins

On this episode of Espresso Martini, Chris and Matt take a look at the key stories from November in the world of espionage, geopolitics and intrigue.

They discuss the Crimean Bridge Attack, infighting among Putin’s allies, a Russian GRU officer who defected to Estonia, a spy trial at the Old Bailey and the hit Star Wars espionage series Andor.

Links to articles discussed are below

How Ukraine blew up the bridge - By James Glanz and Marco Hernandez – New York Times

The BBC on October 9th published an article By Paul Adamstitled “Crimean Bridge; Who or what caused the explosion” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63192757

Civil War among Putin Allies – Isabel Van Brugen - Newsweek

Russian Spy Defects – Michael Weiss – Yahoo News

British embassy security guard David Smith admits spying for Russia – Gordon Corera

Swedish brothers charged as spies for Russia – Phelan Chatterjee BBC

China & Iran hire PI’s to spy on dissidents in US -  By Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum – New York Times

China’s new satellite hunting radar – Gabriel Honrada – Asia Times

Spy Among Friends – 8th Dec ITV X & BritBox in UK – MGM Plus in 2023

Andor - Available on Disney +

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