St Petersburg is reeling from an explosion inside a metro carriage. 10 people have been killed and dozens were also injured. As a second explosive device was found and defused shortly after the first blast, the Russian Investigative Committee described the explosion as a terrorist attack. In this edition of The Debate, we take a closer look at the current events and ask what kind of an impact, if any, will this have on Russia’s counter-terrorism policies, particularly in the Middle East.
– Marina Kortunova, Press TV (Moscow)
– Former U.S. Diplomat, James Jatras (Washington)
– Independent Scholar, Peter Sinnott (New York)