Matthew Gordon-Banks, a former UK member of parliament, a Think Tank Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Ministry of Defence participates in this program. Here are a few of the topics discussed.
The crucial importance of such communications channels is described. "Communication [between the East and the West] is vital. I am not saying they are in shreds, but in the last few days some really dangerous things have been happening," Matthew Gordon-Banks says. In this context, Matthew also discusses the impact of the cancellation of British foreign minister Boris Johnson's trip to Russia in terms of the kind of signals that has produced in Moscow.
It goes without saying that even if top level communication is occurring, whether or not the general public gets to hear about it will depend on information getting out to the general public, and how that information is presented.
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