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.
In the post-Cold War era, the Asia-Pacific is believed to the be the most likely theatre of nuclear war.
Non-proliferation, nuclear security, safety -- all these peaceful uses of nuclear power are highly relevant to the Asia Pacific today.
In Brazil, current tensions stem from domestic criticism on the lack of progress in global nuclear disarmament, and the discriminatory nature of non-proliferation obligations on the other.
In the face of a changing world and an outdated doctrine, periodic reviews will be needed to keep India's nuclear policies relevant.
Malicious hackers exploiting nuclear facilities could be potentially disastrous. Recommended cybersecurity steps are drafted in this policy brief.