The Korea Times Column
APLN publishes the APLN-Korea Times column in cooperation with the oldest daily English newspaper in Korea, featuring analysis by APLN network members and experts.
Lessons from Pandemic-Nuclear Weapons Nexus for Survival in 2021
Peter Hayes discusses better ways to prepare for the uncertain futures created by the COVID-19 pandemic as opposed to relying on primitive nuclear weapons.
Asia-Pacific Nations' Military Space Developments
Namrata Goswami discusses the military space developments of China, India, Japan, and North Korea, and urges further development of normative/legal frameworks to ensure responsible behaviour in space.
Watchbear in Oriental Garden
Andrey Gubin examines Russia's role in Asia-Pacific affairs through a detailed account of its conventional weapons development.
Tension on the India-China Border: Why Asia Should Care
Varadarajan asserts that despite deterrence optimists' claims that nuclear weapons would deter countries from engaging in conventional conflicts, the India-China border clash shows otherwise.
Sanctions on NK: Overused, Underutilized
Biersteker argues that existing sanctions on the DPRK could be better utilized in conjunction with numerous sanctions relief possibilities to facilitate denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Arms Talk vs. Balanced Security
Shen Dingli discusses the possibility of China participating in arms reduction talks with the US and Russia.
US Nuclear Policy and Posture: Bending Toward Asia?
Steven Andreasen suggests three steps that could be taken by the US and China to mitigate a Cold War nuclear revival in Asia.
Bolton Memoir: Guide for How Not to Negotiate with North Korea
Van Jackson deconstructs John Bolton's beliefs on North Korea to explain how the US' DPRK policy has persisted over decades despite repeated failures.
Japan Should Reconsider Plutonium Policy
Tatsujiro Suzuki presents a series of recommendations on how the Japanese government should manage and eventually reduce and eliminate its plutonium stockpile.
Coming Together to Save the NPT Right Now
Tuya Nyamosor discusses the importance of preserving the global non-proliferation and disarmament regime enshrined in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).