Special reports are original research conducted by APLN experts in order to explore topics with depth and nuance and to inform policy-making.
[CTR Plus] Biomedical Cooperation with the DPRK in the Post-Pandemic Era
Dr. Sang Min Park proposes the creation of an inter-Korean Biomedical Cluster as a sustainable model for cooperation in the post-pandemic era.
[CTR Plus] Space Engagement and Cooperation with the DPRK
Dr. Goswami examines the DPRK’s space capabilities, explores how space cooperation can be operationalized and funded, and offers a scenario-based analysis.
[CTR Plus] Comparing the Russian CTR Experience with North Korean Challenges
Dr. Siegfried Hecker discusses how lessons learnt from the Russian Cooperative Threat Reduction experience can be applied to North Korea.
A Deeper Dive into AUKUS: Risks and Benefits for the Asia-Pacific
This special report on the AUKUS deal explores the potential risks, benefits and geopolitical implications of Australia's proposed nuclear submarine programme.
[WMD] Is Nuclear Domino in Northeast Asia Real and Inevitable?
In light of the DPRK’s resumed nuclear and missile activities, Professor Chung-in Moon probes the likelihood of South Korea and Japan acquiring nuclear weapons.
[WMD] India-Pakistan Nuclear Dynamics
Rakesh Sood examines the India-Pakistan nuclear relationship: the crises between the two states, the origins of conflict, the internal political dynamics, and their prospects for crisis management.
[WMD] Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) in Asia Pacific
Dr. Peter Hayes examines the NC3 systems of six nuclear-armed states so analysts and decisionmakers can better understand how these systems work and interact.
[WMD] Status of Existing and Emerging Asia-Pacific Space Powers Capabilities
Dr. Namrata Goswami assesses the space power capabilities across the Asia-Pacific and warns of the increasing militarization of space.
[WMD] APLN and Global Asia: Fragile Security and Weapons Threats in the Asia-Pacific
A new special issue of the Global Asia journal features nine short essays as part of an APLN initiative evaluating WMD threats in the Asia-Pacific region.
APLN Spring Edition of The Korean Journal on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Energy
The 7th issue of the Korean Journal features seven essays on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and related issues by APLN network members.