This week All Points North returns from its summer hiatus for a very special episode on the Trump-Putin summit. This week's episode delves into the historic meeting that took place in Helsinki on 16 July between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
In the wake of the summit we put our heads together to figure out just what exactly went on between the two superpowers during their meetings and what to expect now, after the extraordinary press conference which saw Trump rail against his political enemies rather than focus on international diplomacy.
Helping us mull over the past few days and joining us on this episode is Finnish Institute of International Affairs researcher and US foreign policy expert Charly Salonius-Pasternak, who walks us through what impacts the summit may have on further diplomatic relations.
We also hear what went on during the political circus in other parts of town as gatherings of both supporters and protesters took to the streets. Among the banners that bloomed on either side, topics such as human rights, climate change, and immigration policies were spotlighted, leaving us to deliberate whether or not these issues reached the top brass.
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This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson, Zena Iovino and Eddy Hawkins with guest Charly Salonius-Pasternak. The show's producer was Lydia Taylerson, reporting was by Zena Iovino and Denise Wall and this week's sound technician was Marko Vierikko.