"This time it may be true!" -- Under increasing pressure from North Korea, Japan faces a dilemma: continue in hopes of finding a diplomatic solution, or acquire their own nuclear weapon capability?
The UN General Assembly attempted another round of negotiations in looking to eventually eliminate nuclear weapons outright. Some argue that this would enrage, not engage, nuclear weapon states.
Both the Sino-Indian rivalry and the Indo-Pakistani rivalry have potentially destabilizing effects for South and East Asia. The impasse in all three states continues to expand.
New incentives for nuclear weapon states in the Asia-Pacific has Southeast Asian countries eager to ratify disarmament protocol.
'Denuclearization first' has failed. Instead, the Asia Pacific will need to develop new nuclear policy dialogue where it is almost non-existent. A two-part review by David Santoro.
Although dialogue is strong between the US and Asia, there is much to be desired between the Asia-Pacific's nuclear-armed states themselves. A two-part review by David Santoro.
Despite China's own strong capability in bringing stability to the region and in opening decisive negotiations with North Korea, they cannot do the U.S.'s job for them.
Previous negotiations have failed to produce results with North Korea. To avoid war or another nuclear weapon state in the region, Lodgaard and Sigal bring forward lessons from Iran's nuclear program.
China, set apart in their philosophical approach to nuclear weapons, has had a nuclear policy that has remained basically untouched over the decades. But some things are changing.
The biennial Nuclear Security Summits have proven to be quite successful, but now that they have concluded, international collaboration in ensuring best practice for nuclear security must continue.