Side View

Jun 13, 2018

Side View: the week in Trump

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the real meaning of denuclearisation, your brain’s refresh rate, and some love for the humble CD.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Donald Trump


So Trump’s dealmaking genius in Singapore produced a major concession to North Korea and China in exchange merely for something various Kims have promised before, but what does “denuclearisation” actually mean? See, there’s your problem right there.

With the smoke still wafting from the ruins of the G7, former senior US diplomat Strobe Talbott explains exactly why Russia should not be anywhere near the G7. Also, Miranda Carter offers a history lesson on what happens when an idiot is allowed to run a major power — just a world war and the conditions for the rise of the greatest evil in history. Uh-huh.

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