March 26, 2018

Russia Promises Retaliation After Western Expulsions

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist Emily Tamkin

On Monday, the United States, 14 European Union countries, Canada, and Ukraine expelled Russian diplomats in a coordinated response to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, prompting Russia to vow retaliation.

Monday’s move is apparently the largest-ever expulsion of foreign diplomats from the United States. The country also closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle, allegedly because of its proximity to a U.S. submarine base.

The move comes just weeks after the poisoning on British soil of Skripal, who spied for the United Kingdom, and his daughter. A police officer also was sickened in the attack, which involved a deadly nerve agent.

Read the full article on Foreign Policy.

  • Rachel Rizzo

    1Lt Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is the 1Lt Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focus...