Brought to you by Policy Forum with the support of the ANU National Security College, the National Security Podcast is a new fortnightly series tackling Australia and the region’s national security challenges. On this special Pod Extra, Chris Farnham chats with Michael Cohen about the Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore. They discuss whether international legitimacy matters for the North Korean regime, how the longevity of Trump’s presidency could bear on the nuclear negotiations, and what leaders in China, Japan and South Korea might be thinking in the wake of the summit.
Michael Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU National Security College. His expertise covers nuclear weapons proliferation, the Korean Peninsula, South Asia, deterrence and coercion, leaders, foreign policy decision-making and the US-Australia alliance. He regularly provides media commentary on these issues.
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.