S7 Ep14: Espresso Martini: Episode Three
Secrets and SpiesDecember 03, 2022x
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S7 Ep14: Espresso Martini: Episode Three

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
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/11/17/world/europe/crimea-bridge-collapse.html

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
https://www.newsweek.com/leaked-fsb-letters-civial-war-putin-allies-prigozhin-kadyrov-1760455

Russian Spy Defects – Michael Weiss – Yahoo News
https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-ex-russian-spy-flees-to-the-nato-country-that-captured-him-delivering-another-embarrassing-blow-to-moscow-010049616.html?guccounter=1

British embassy security guard David Smith admits spying for Russia – Gordon Corera 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63602000

Swedish brothers charged as spies for Russia – Phelan Chatterjee BBC 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63601266

China & Iran hire PI’s to spy on dissidents in US - By Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum – New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/13/nyregion/china-iran-private-detectives.html

China’s new satellite hunting radar – Gabriel Honrada – Asia Times
https://asiatimes.com/2022/11/chinas-new-satellite-hunting-radar-aims-to-blind-us/

Spy Among Friends – 8th Dec ITV X & BritBox in UK – MGM Plus in 2023
https://cultbox.co.uk/news/start-dates/a-spy-among-friends-trailer-for-the-drama-which-launches-itvx

Andor - Available on Disney + 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andor_(TV_series)


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