The Sochi Winter Olympics is underway. This week, The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller is joined by Boston College Professor Dr. Matt Sienkiewicz and a Northeastern University professor Max Abrahms, a terrorism expert, to discuss the state of security at the Olympics. Will there be a terrorist attack? Did Russian security agencies adequately prepare for the threat? Will holding the Olympics near the conflict in the North Caucasus make Russia, the United States, and other participating countries even more susceptible to terrorist attacks in the future? Or is all this just runaway Russophobia?
Also see today’s Sochi Liveblog: Hot Environment and Jailed Environmentalists.