09.14.20. Toxicity


Following confirmation of the poisoning of Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, we look at international dynamics on the eve of the Russian elections. 

This week, as we are just 50 days away from the forthcoming U.S. election, it’s all eyes on Russia in the aftermath of the poisoning of Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. It was confirmed by experts in Germany, France, and other countries that Navalny was poisoned using a Cold War era toxin called Novichok. Russia denies any culpability in the incident, as Navalny remains in Germany under intensive care.

We examine this incident and its implications for international politics, along with an Election Update and ongoing coverage of the wildfires and storm season in the U.S. on this week’s edition of Middle Theory.

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