Of all the continents, Asia presents the most complex and the most urgent challenges to the uneasy nuclear peace that has prevailed since 1945.
A short introduction to key points in the first UN negotiating conference for the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
The recently published draft text of a convention to ban the bomb provides a good basis to complete negotiations of a treaty to prohibit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The first part of negotiations mandated by the UN General Assembly ended on an optimistic tone, with delegates from 120+ states ready to start discussing the draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
The United Nations General Assembly will convene negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Following those sessions, the GA will review their progress and decide on a path forward.
North Korea continues to defy the UN Security Council with its ever-improving nuclear capabilities. APLN Research Director John Tilemann reports on broader security problems facing Northeast Asia.
Far from making America great again, Trump is more likely to make America grope again in the darkness of the post-nuclear age.
Brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation. None of this is good for international stability and security.
Experts urge the Parliaments of Japan and India to consider carefully the dangers of ratifying a flawed treaty.
Dangerous developments in North Korea should prompt the international community to set out at once on a diplomatic agenda for action.