National Security Podcast Extra: The Helsinki head-scratcher

Making sense of Trump’s extraordinary press conference with Putin

Matthew Sussex, Chris Farnham

Government and governance, International relations, National security | Australia, The World

20 July 2018

In this National Security Podcast Extra, Matt Sussex and Chris Farnham try to answer the question: what on earth just happened in Helsinki?

The world has become accustomed to the disruptive presidency of Donald Trump, but few could have imagined the extraordinary press conference between Trump and Putin this week in Finland. Standing next to the Russian President, Trump cast doubt on his own intelligence community in favour of the word of a former KGB officer that Russia did not covertly swing the 2016 election in his favour. In this special National Security Pod Extra, Chris Farnham hears from Russian foreign policy expert Matt Sussex about what might really be behind Trump’s apparent bromance with Putin. Listen here: https://simplecast.com/s/ef6f11db


Associate Professor Matthew Sussex is the Academic Director at the National Security College. His main research specialisation is on Russian foreign and security policy.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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  1. George Huwell says:

    so you guys admit you know nothing about Helsinki but regardless you make a podcast to take a swipe at Trump anyway. you actually suggest embracing ‘absurd’ notions. and you wonder why people can support Trump and not your viewpoints…

    try escaping your echo chamber if you really want to be informative

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