Special reports are original research conducted by APLN experts in order to explore topics with depth and nuance and to inform policy-making.
Track-2 and Track-1.5 US-China Strategic Nuclear Dialogues: Lessons Learned
David Santoro argues that US-China Track 1.5 and Track 2 strategic nuclear dialogues should focus on concrete issues.
US-Soviet Top-Down Trust-Building: Lessons for the US-China Relationship
Yu Tiejun analyses the processes and lessons for China of three US-Soviet cases of top-down trust-building during the Cold War.
The China–India–Pakistan Nuclear Trilemma and Accidental War
Prakash Menon proposes a Global No First Use Treaty governing nations' nuclear weapons arsenals.
Strategic Risk Management in Southern Asia
Feroz Hassan Khan warns that strategic stability at the China-India-Pakistan trijunction remains tenuous.
The China–India–Pakistan Nuclear Triangle: Consequential Choices for Asian Security
Salman Bashir examines the wider regional and global geopolitical entanglements of China, India, and Pakistan.
[Special Report] The Crossroads of Atomic Warfare in One Family
Michael Roach shares a photo-essay of his family's experiences with the early years of the atomic age. Co-published with RECNA-Nagasaki University and Nautilus Institute.
[Special Report] Managing the China, India, and Pakistan Nuclear Trilemma
APLN policy fellow Tanvi Kulkarni argues for urgent three-way talks between China, India, and Pakistan to avert a nuclear weapons catastrophe.
[NU-NEA] Nuclear Weapons and Delivery Systems That Might Be Implicated in Nuclear Use ...
Matt Korda assesses the nuclear weapons and delivery systems that the DPRK could use in the event of an imminent US invasion or regime change operation.
[NU-NEA] The Role of Missile Defense in Northeast Asia
David Wright identifies key uncertainties that the US and its allies must consider when assessing the effectiveness of defense systems against potential DPRK attacks.
[WMD] Great Power Risk Reduction Measures and Lessons for the Asia-Pacific
Dmitry Stefanovich examines existing and future risk reduction measures and incident prevention mechanisms, focusing on opportunities for Asia-Pacific.