Why Russia Keeps Kidnapping Prominent Americans
Hostage Diplomacy and the Evan Gershkovich Situation
On March 29th, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia and charged with espionage. The charges are spurious, but the intentions are clear: Evan Gershkovich is now a hostage in Russia and his release will require a delicate diplomatic balancing act.
For the podcast today, I speak with Dr. Dani Gilbert, an academic who studie…