Apr 1, 2022 • 1HR 17M

'False Flags' Demand Strategic Skepticism in Ukraine

There are multiple examples of “false flags” exploited in the interest of war in modern times. We would be wise to remember and learn from them.

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Christopher Mott is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy, an international relations scholar, and the author of “The Formless Empire: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia.” He joins me for this episode to discuss the role false flags have played in conflicts throughout history. These are important things to know amid the Russo-Ukrainian War, in which misinformation has now threatened to draw the whole world to blows.


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