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History Behind The News: Turkey Downs Russian Warplane Near Syria Border with Shashank Joshi


Recorded via Skype onboard a speeding train on 24 November 2015.

Dan speaks with Shashank Joshi @shashj a Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford University and PhD Candidate, Harvard about the historical precedents to the downing of a Russian fighter plane that entered Turkish airspace earlier today.

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Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy

Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

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