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Trump’s access to nuclear weapons poses a new and unknown threat to global peace and security. AAP Image/NEWZULU/ZACH SIMEONE

Three good reasons to worry about Trump having the nuclear codes

Donald Trump will soon have command of thousands of nuclear weapons. This presents a new and unknown threat to global security - and an urgent incentive for all states to ban nuclear weapons.
Markets have risen in response to President-elect Trump, particularly in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. Brendan McDermid/Reuters

What’s behind the Trump bump in markets

World markets bounced back surprisingly quickly after Trump's election. Here are a few theories as to why.
Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election defied almost all predictions. EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

How did we get the result of the US election so wrong?

Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
Employees of a Japanese foreign exchange company keep a close eye on the progress of the presidential election. Toru Hanai/Reuters

The markets tell us President Trump is worse than Brexit

Some might say that financial markets over-reacted to the Brexit vote and the market reaction to the US election is the same. But Brexit won't happen till 2019, a Trump victory has already happened.

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