The Nuclear Force Policy Law: Implications for DPRK Command and Control
Among the contents of North Korea's new nuclear weapons law, the section on nuclear command and control deserves careful attention.
The 20th Party Congress and Asia-Pacific Security
Bo Zhiyue says the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, now underway, will likely become a monumental event.
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: A success story ready for completion
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the CTBT, world leaders continue their push for ultimate ratification.
Is Weaponization of Space a Reality? Taking Stock of the Outer Space Treaty
Namrata Goswami outlines what's required to avoid the weaponization of space.
Russia, America, and Nuclear Threshold(s)
Professor Robert Ayson says it’s time for Asia-Pacific powers to exert a calming influence on Russia.
Rethink Nuclear Subs Proposal
APLN members and associates worry that the year-old AUKUS agreement weakens the already fragile non-proliferation regime.
‘Cornerstone’ Cornered by the NWS
Dr Manpreet Sethi warns that the behaviour of the five nuclear weapons states leaves the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty more fragile than ever.
Establishing a Joint Assessment Mechanism for Enhanced Biosafety and Security
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) proposes the establishment of a new Joint Assessment Mechanism to enhance biosafety.
Mutual Respect? China-South Korea Relations at 30
At the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea, the bilateral relationship faces structural constraints.
The Indispensable NPT: Black Swans and Black Boxes
John Tilemann discusses two ‘black swan’ events adding new contentious issues to the already overloaded and fraught agenda for the 10th NPT Review Conference.