Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: nuclear weapons
The Schadenfreude Redemption

The Schadenfreude Redemption

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, violence against Indigenous women, "influencers" fight back, some dead presidents and why performance reviews suck.

Russia refuses to rule out new Cold War

Russia refuses to rule out new Cold War

Good morning, early birds! Russia has said it will be forced to produce new nuclear armaments if the US tears up a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, eleven children have been evacuated from Nauru and federal election analysis spells disaster for the Liberal party. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?

Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. Can you identify which grandiose, terrifying statement comes from which egomaniac?

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

Tony Abbott says he wants a nuclear-free Middle East. So what about Israel?

The curious case of the missing French nukes

The curious case of the missing French nukes

French President Francois Hollande delivered a strongly worded speech on Australian-French defence co-operation. But there was a word or two missing in the English translation. Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher in the Pacific, reports.

It’s strange, but we never really had to learn to love the bomb

It’s strange, but we never really had to learn to love the bomb

Fifty years on from Dr Strangelove, it's amazing we never had to learn to love nuclear weapons like he did. Crikey conducts a timely audit of global military stockpiles.

Australia’s ‘weasel’ statement on nukes

Australia’s ‘weasel’ statement on nukes

Australia's statement to the UN on nuclear weapons is much less hardline than New Zealand's, but it is the best policy? Freelance writer David Donaldson looks at the impacts of a watered-down approach.

Could North Korea nuke Australia? (Yes, but don’t worry)

Could North Korea nuke Australia? (Yes, but don’t worry)

North Korea is beating its chest about its nuclear potential. So would the rogue state have the capacity to bomb Australia? Freelance writer David Donaldson asks some big questions.

Only faint hope for a deal with Iran on nukes

Only faint hope for a deal with Iran on nukes

For a couple of months things have been looking pretty bleak on the Iranian front.