The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.


  • Abdul Hameed NAYYAR

    Abdul Hameed NAYYAR

    Abdul Hameed Nayyar is a founding member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials and a physicist who retired from the Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.

  • ABE Nobuyasu

    ABE Nobuyasu

    Abe Nobuyasu is a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs and former Director-General for Arms Control and Science Affairs at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Adil SULTAN

    Adil SULTAN

    Dean Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS) at the Air University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • AKIYAMA Nobumasa

    AKIYAMA Nobumasa

    Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor at the School of International and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, is a member and a Senior Associate Fellow at APLN.

  • Amit SHARMA

    Amit SHARMA

    Lt Gen Amit Sharma is a former Commander in Chief of India's Strategic Forces Command. He is presently a Fellow in the Office of The Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.

  • Angela WOODWARD

    Angela WOODWARD

    Angela Woodward is Deputy Executive Director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre.

  • Anne Marie L. COROMINAS

    Anne Marie L. COROMINAS

    Anne Marie L. Corominas is the Head of Public Policy at Government & Corporate Affairs and Communications of PepsiCo Philippines & Asia, Former Assistant Secretary and Head of Legal and International Affairs Office, and ATC-PMC at the Office of the President.



    Arun Vishwanathan was the former Assistant Director of the National Security Council Secretariat in the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India between 2008 and 2011.

  • BAE Myung-bok

    BAE Myung-bok

    Bae Myung-bok is journalist who has covered the U.S. and Paris as a foreign correspondent and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a staff writer. He was also a Foreign News Editor.

  • C Uday BHASKAR

    C Uday BHASKAR

    Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Ret.) is the Director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), New Delhi.

  • C. Raja MOHAN

    C. Raja MOHAN

    C. Raja MOHAN is Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute and Visiting Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

  • Carlos SORRETA

    Carlos SORRETA

    Carlos D. Sorreta is currently Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva.

  • Cathy MOLONEY

    Cathy MOLONEY

    Dr Cathy Moloney is the Head of the Centre for Defence Research, Australian Defence College.

  • Charadine PICH

    Charadine PICH

    Charadine Pich is Deputy Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) in charge of Research, Training, and Publication and concurrently serving as the Coordinator of the Global Center for Mekong Studies (GCMS-Cambodia Center)

  • CHEN Dongxiao

    CHEN Dongxiao

    Chen Dongxiao currently serves as the President of the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies and specializes in China foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and UN collective security. In the past he has served as the Director of the Department of International Organizations and International Law.

  • CHEONG Wooksik

    CHEONG Wooksik

    Cheong Wooksik is director of Peace Network and director of the Hankyoreh Institute of Peace.

  • CHO Hyun

    CHO Hyun

    Ambassador Cho Hyun is the former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. He also served as First Vice Minister (2018-2019) and Second Vice Minister (2017-2018) of Foreign Affairs.

  • CHOI Jong Kun

    CHOI Jong Kun

    Dr. Jong Kun Choi is currently Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Yonsei University.

  • CHUN Yungwoo

    CHUN Yungwoo

    Chun Yungwoo is the Chairman of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum (KPFF).

  • Chung-in MOON

    Chung-in MOON

    Professor Moon Chung-in is the co-convener and Vice Chair of the APLN. He is the former Chairman of the Sejong Institute and the former Special Adviser of National Security and Foreign Affairs to the ROK President. He is currently James Laney Distinguished Professor of Yonsei University and the Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia.

  • CUI Liru

    CUI Liru

    Cui Liru is currently a Senior Advisor to The China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. He served as Member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from 2013 to 2018. As a senior researcher, he has followed with interest mainly on U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, international security issues and China foreign policy.

  • David PINE

    David PINE

    David Pine is a former High Commissioner of New Zealand to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. He is currently serving as a private advisor to a range of companies and individuals including San Miguel Corporation, KYS Aventura, ZICO Holdings and SourceWorld.

  • Dell HIGGIE

    Dell HIGGIE

    Dell Higgie is Ambassador and former Chargé d’Affaires at the New Zealand Embassy and Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna. She was New Zealand’s global Ambassador for Disarmament, and Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the Conference on Disarmament.

  • Dewi Fortuna ANWAR

    Dewi Fortuna ANWAR

    Dewi Fortuna Anwar is Chairman and Board of Directors at the Habibie Center, an academician at Social Science Commission-Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), and Co-Founder of the Foreign Policy Committee of Indonesia.



    Dinusha Panditaratne is Adviser and Head, Asia at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI).

  • Dionisio Da Costa Babo SOARES

    Dionisio Da Costa Babo SOARES

    H.E. Dr. Dionisio da Costa Babo Soares is the former Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

  • DODEN Aiko

    DODEN Aiko

    Doden Aiko is a Special Affairs Commentator with NHK World TV covering hard security to human security related issues.  She presents “NHK World Newsline InDepth” and feature interviews.  Aiko is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and is the Professor of Practice at SOAS, University of London.

  • Elina NOOR

    Elina NOOR

    Elina Noor is a senior fellow in the Asia Program at Carnegie where she focuses on developments in Southeast Asia, particularly the impact and implications of technology in reshaping power dynamics, governance, and nation-building in the region.

  • Enkhsaikhan JARGALSAIKHAN

    Enkhsaikhan JARGALSAIKHAN

    Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan is an international lawyer and diplomat who has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia as Mongolia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

  • FAN Jishe

    FAN Jishe

    Professor Fan Jishe is the Deputy Director General of the Institute for International Strategic Studies, Party School of the Central Committee of the C.P.C.

  • Febrian RUDDYARD

    Febrian RUDDYARD

    Febrian Ruddyard is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and other international organizations in Geneva.

  • Feroz Hassan KHAN

    Feroz Hassan KHAN

    Feroz Hassan Khan is a former Brigadier in the Pakistan Army and former Director Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs in Strategic Plans Division, Joint Services Headquarters, Pakistan.

  • FUJIWARA Kiichi

    FUJIWARA Kiichi

    Fujiwara Kiichi is a Professor of International Politics and Southeast Asian Studies in the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo.

  • FUNABASHI Yoichi

    FUNABASHI Yoichi

    Funabashi Yoichi is a former journalist and editor-in-chief of the Asahi Shimbun, and a correspondent to Beijing and Washington DC. He has written extensively on foreign affairs, the US-Japan Alliance, economics and historical issues in the Asia Pacific.

  • Ganewati WURYANDARI

    Ganewati WURYANDARI

    Ganewati Wuryandari is a senior researcher at the Research Center for Politics, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia.

  • Gareth EVANS

    Gareth EVANS

    Gareth Evans is a Distinguished Honorary Professor and former Chancellor of the Australian National University, Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, former Australian Foreign Minister, and former President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. He was founding Convenor of the APLN in 2011, and Chair 2019-21.

  • Gary QUINLAN

    Gary QUINLAN

    Gary Quinlan AO was Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia from 2018 to 2021. Prior to that he was Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Australia's Senior Official to ASEAN and to the East Asia Summit (2015-2018).

  • Geoffrey PALMER

    Geoffrey PALMER

    Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell Palmer has served as the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was created a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George in 1991.

  • HAN Sung-joo

    HAN Sung-joo

    Han Sung-joo previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, and Chairman of the East Asia Vision Group. He is now professor emeritus at Korea University.

  • HAN Yong-Sup

    HAN Yong-Sup

    Han Yong-Sup was a President of Korea Nuclear Policy Society and Vice President of KNDU.

  • Hasmy AGAM

    Hasmy AGAM

    Hasmy Agam served as the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, President of the Security Council of the UN, and Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Helen CLARK

    Helen CLARK

    Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999–2008. In July 2020, she was appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation as a Co-Chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, called for by the World Health Assembly, which reported in May this year.

  • Hewa Matara Gamage Siripala PALIHAKKARA

    Hewa Matara Gamage Siripala PALIHAKKARA

    HMGS Palihakkara has served as the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka as well as Chairman and member of the UN Secretary General's advisory board on disarmament.

  • HOANG Thi Ha

    HOANG Thi Ha

    Hoang Thi Ha is Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator of the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

  • HU Yumin

    HU Yumin

    Professor Hu Yumin is a Council Member & Senior Research Fellow at CACDA (China Arms and Disarmament Association) and Senior Research Fellow at Grandview Institute.

  • Huong LE THU

    Huong LE THU

    Deputy Director of Asia Program at the International Crisis Group

  • HWANG Yong-soo

    HWANG Yong-soo

    Hwang Yong-soo is President of Korean Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (KNMM) .

  • Ian BIGGS

    Ian BIGGS

    Ian Biggs is Australia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.

  • Iftekhar Ahmed CHOWDHURY

    Iftekhar Ahmed CHOWDHURY

    Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and has served as the Foreign Minister of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh.

  • IKEGAMI Masako

    IKEGAMI Masako

    Ikegami Masako is a Professor at the Department of Innovation Science, School of Environment & Society of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

  • INOGUCHI Kuniko

    INOGUCHI Kuniko

    Inoguchi Kuniko is a member of the House of Councillors of Japan and former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament. She also served as the President of the Conference on Disarmament in 2003.

  • INUZUKA Tadashi

    INUZUKA Tadashi

    Inuzuka Tadashi is the Co-President of World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Polity and the Executive Director of Coalition for 3+3.

  • Jawhar HASSAN

    Jawhar HASSAN

    Tan Sri Jawhar was the Former Chairman of Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia

  • Jehangir KARAMAT

    Jehangir KARAMAT

    Jehangir Karamat is a retired four-star rank army general and military academic. He served as Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army and a former Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute. He was visiting faculty at the National Defense University.

  • Jesus (Gary) S. DOMINGO

    Jesus (Gary) S. DOMINGO

    Jesus (Gary) S. Domingo is presently the Undersecretary for Civilian Security & Consular Affairs, Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. A Career Diplomat and former Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand, he focuses on Multilateral, Security, Disarmament and Humanitarian Cooperation and Advocacy.

  • Jim BOLGER

    Jim BOLGER

    Jim Bolger has served as the former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Ambassador to the U.S.

  • John BORRIE

    John BORRIE

    John Borrie is Special Adviser on Disarmament at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • John CARLSON

    John CARLSON

    John Carlson is a former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office and founding Chair of the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network.



    John McCarthy is a former Australian career diplomat



    John Tilemann is APLN Senior Associate Fellow. He was Australia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and was subsequently seconded as chief of staff to IAEA Director Generals Dr Hans Blix and Dr Mohamed ElBaradei.  He served as Australia’s ambassador to Jordan 2002-2006 and previously was posted in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Poland.

  • Julia GILLARD

    Julia GILLARD

    Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. She currently serves as the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health awareness bodies.

  • JUN Bong-geun

    JUN Bong-geun

    Professor Emeritus at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy

  • Jusuf WANANDI

    Jusuf WANANDI

    Jusuf Wanandi is Senior Fellow and co-founder of CSIS. He also currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CSIS Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • KANG Kyung-wha

    KANG Kyung-wha

    KANG Kyung-wha is the Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University and former Minister of the Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea.

  • Kanti BAJPAI

    Kanti BAJPAI

    Kanti Bajpai is an awardee of the K. Subrahmanyam Award for Excellence in Research in Strategic and Security Studies and has been teaching international politics for nearly three decades.

  • Kasit PIROMYA

    Kasit PIROMYA

    Kasit Piromya has served as an Ambassador to a number of countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. He has also served as a member of Parliament in Thailand.

  • Kate DEWES

    Kate DEWES

    Dr Kate Dewes is former Director of the Disarmament and Security Centre, former New Zealand expert on the UN Study on Disarmament and Non Proliferation Education and a former member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

  • KAWAGUCHI Yoriko

    KAWAGUCHI Yoriko

    Kawaguchi Yoriko is a former Foreign Minister and Environment Minister of Japan and is now an Fellow Emerita at the Musashino Institute for Global Affairs, Musashino University in Tokyo. She also co-chaired the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

  • KAWASAKI Akira

    KAWASAKI Akira

    Kawasaki Akira is a member of the Executive Committee of Peace Boat and sitting President and International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

  • Kenneth KEDI

    Kenneth KEDI

    Speaker of the Legislature of the Marshall Islands

  • Kevin CLEMENTS

    Kevin CLEMENTS

    Professor Clements is Director of the Toda Peace Institute, and was the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand.

  • Kevin RUDD

    Kevin RUDD

    Kevin Rudd has served as former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Australia. He is currently the 23rd Ambassador of Australia to the United States, since 20 March 2023.

  • KIM Jina

    KIM Jina

    Prof. Jina Kim is Dean of Language and Diplomacy Division at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

  • KIM Sung-Hwan

    KIM Sung-Hwan

    Kim Sung-hwan served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea from October 2010 to March 2013. He is now working as the President of Taejae Future Consensus Institute and the Chairman of the East Asia Foundation and Beautiful Mind Charity Foundation.

  • KIM Won-soo

    KIM Won-soo

    Kim Won-soo is a former Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations.

  • Kishore MAHBUBANI

    Kishore MAHBUBANI

    Kishore Mahbubani served in the Singapore Foreign Service for more than three decades. He held positions as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN (1984-1989 and 1998-2004) and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singaporean Government in 1998.



    Hon. Mr. Kitti Wasinondh is a former career diplomat who held distinguished roles in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.

  • KONO Yohei

    KONO Yohei

    Kono Yohei is a Japanese politician and a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

  • KUIK Cheng-Chwee

    KUIK Cheng-Chwee

    Cheng-Chwee Kuik is Professor of International Relations and Head of Asian Studies at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), National University of Malaysia (UKM).

  • Kusmayanto KADIMAN

    Kusmayanto KADIMAN

    Kusmayanto Kadiman is a former Director of the Bandung Institute. He has been active in the Europe-Southeast Asia University Network since 1999.

  • Lalit MANSINGH

    Lalit MANSINGH

    Lalit Mansingh has served as Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, High Commissioner of India to the UK, and the Ambassador of India to USA.

  • Larissa WATERS

    Larissa WATERS

    Larissa Waters is the first Greens Senator for Queensland and is the Greens Leader in the Senate of the Australian Greens.

  • LEE Hong-koo

    LEE Hong-koo

    Lee Hong-koo is the Chairman of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and the East Asia Institute. He has served as the Deputy Prime Minister for Reunification and Ambassador to the UK.

  • LEE Sang-Hyun

    LEE Sang-Hyun

    Dr. Lee Sang-Hyun is the President and Senior Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute in Korea. He also serves as President of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS).

  • LI Bin

    LI Bin

    Li Bin is a professor of international relations at Tsinghua University.

  • LIM Eunjung

    LIM Eunjung

    Eunjung Lim is an Associate Professor of the Division of International Studies at Kongju National University (KNU).



    Lina A. Alexandra is the Head of Department of International Relations and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the oldest think-tank in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Lina GONG

    Lina GONG

    Lina Gong is a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

  • Lucky SHERPA

    Lucky SHERPA

    Lucky Sherpa is a former Nepali Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand (2017-2019).

  • MA Zhengang

    MA Zhengang

    Ma Zhengang was formerly Chinese Ambassador to the U.K., and is now Chairman of the National Committee at the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. He is also the Chairman of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.

  • Malinda MEEGODA

    Malinda MEEGODA

    Malinda Meegoda is a former Research Associate at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI).

  • Manpreet SETHI

    Manpreet SETHI

    Senior Research Adviser at APLN and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi.


  • Maria Rost RUBLEE

    Maria Rost RUBLEE

    Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne

  • Marianne HANSON

    Marianne HANSON

    Marianne Hanson is the Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia. She teaches and researches in the field of international security focusing on arms control, disarmament, international organizations, and international law.



    Dr. Marty Natalegawa has served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia (2009 – 2014). He is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation; the UNSG’s Advisory Board on Disarmament and the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

  • Meenakshi GOPINATH

    Meenakshi GOPINATH

    Meenakshi Gopinath is currently Founder and Director of WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace), an initiative that seeks to promote the leadership of South Asian women in the areas of peace, security and regional cooperation.

  • Melissa PARKE

    Melissa PARKE

    The Hon Melissa Parke from Perth, Western Australia, is a former Minister for International Development and former federal member for Fremantle (2007-2016).



    Mely Caballero-Anthony is Professor of International Relations, President's Chair in International Relations and Security Studies, Associate Dean and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Michael KIRBY

    Michael KIRBY

    Michael Kirby is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Law & Justice at Victoria University and the Former Chair of the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry of DPRK

  • Minh Tuan TA

    Minh Tuan TA

    Dr. Ta Minh Tuan is an Associate Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. He was Director of Department of Research Projects Management and Deputy Director of the Center for Regional and Foreign Policy Studies at DAV.

  • Mohd Isa RASTAM

    Mohd Isa RASTAM

    Tan Sri Rastam is a former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. He served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad.

  • Mushahid Hussain SAYED

    Mushahid Hussain SAYED

    Mushahid Hussain served as the Minister for Information and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Pakistani Senate and now serves as Chairman of the Defense Committee.

  • Natalie SAMBHI

    Natalie SAMBHI

    Natalie Sambhi is Founder and Executive Director of Verve Research, an independent think tank focussed on the relationship between militaries and societies in Southeast Asia.

  • Natasha Stott DESPOJA

    Natasha Stott DESPOJA

    Natasha Stott Despoja AO is the founding Chair of Our Watch (the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children). She is a former Senator for South Australia (1995-2008) and former Leader of the Australian Democrats. She is the youngest woman to enter the Australian Federal Parliament.

  • Neelam DEO

    Neelam DEO

    Neelam Deo is former Indian Foreign Service Officer and Co-founder of Gateway House India.

  • Nikki KAYE

    Nikki KAYE

    Nikki Kaye is former Deputy Leader of the National Party, former Cabinet Minister including former Minister of Education and former Member of the New Zealand Parliament.

  • Nur Hassan WIRAJUDA

    Nur Hassan WIRAJUDA

    Nur Hassan Wirajuda has served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia for nine years. He has also held the position of Permanent Representative to the UN.

  • OKADA Katsuya

    OKADA Katsuya

    Okada Katsuya is a Diet member and a former Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan.

  • OTA Masakatsu

    OTA Masakatsu

    Ota Masakatsu is a Senior and Editorial writer at Kyodo News, Visiting Professor of Waseda University and Nagasaki University, and Regular Commentator of Sunday Station of the TV Asahi.

  • PAN Zhenqiang

    PAN Zhenqiang

    Pan Zhenqiang served as Major General to the Chinese Army and now holds the position of deputy chairman of the China Foundation for International Studies. He is also the senior adviser to the China Reform Forum.

  • Pervez HOODBHOY

    Pervez HOODBHOY

    Pervez Hoodbhoy was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament (2013-2018) and taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University physics department for 40 years.

  • Peter HAYES

    Peter HAYES

    Peter Hayes works at the nexus of security, environment, and energy policy problem. He is best known for innovative cooperative engagement strategies in North Korea.

  • Phillip CLARK

    Phillip CLARK

    Philip Clark is a well-known broadcaster in Australian radio and television. He presents the breakfast show on ABC 666 Canberra.

  • Pramod JAISWAL

    Pramod JAISWAL

    Dr. Pramod Jaiswal is a Research Director at Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement.

  • Rabia AKHTAR

    Rabia AKHTAR

    Dr. Rabia Akhtar serves as the founding Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research at the University of Lahore.

  • Rajaram PANDA

    Rajaram PANDA

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, ICCR Chair Professor at Reitaku University, and Lok Sabha Research Fellow, Parliament of India

  • Rajeswari Pillai RAJAGOPALAN

    Rajeswari Pillai RAJAGOPALAN

    Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation

  • Rajmah HUSSAIN

    Rajmah HUSSAIN

    Dr. Rajmah Hussain has served as Ambassador of Malaysia to USA, France and Austria, and as Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations.

  • Rakesh SOOD

    Rakesh SOOD

    Rakesh Sood has served as Ambassador to Nepal, Afghanistan, France and the Conference on Disarmament, and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

  • Ramamurti RAJARAMAN

    Ramamurti RAJARAMAN

    Ramamurti Rajaraman is a prolific expert in theoretical physics and public policy in areas of nuclear energy and disarmament. He holds membership in various organizations such as International Panel on Fissile materials.

  • Ramesh THAKUR

    Ramesh THAKUR

    Ramesh Thakur is an Emeritus Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University; a Senior Research Fellow of the Toda Peace Institute, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He is a former Senior Vice-Rector of the United Nations University (and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at the ANU.



    Rhea Moss-Christian is the Executive Director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). She is also the former Chair of the Marshall Islands National Nuclear Commission (NNC), and has served as the WCPFC Chair from 2015-2018, the first woman to hold this position.

  • Riaz Mohammad KHAN

    Riaz Mohammad KHAN

    Riaz Mohammad Khan is a retired diplomat who served for forty years in the Pakistan Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to China and the EU. He has been a member of the NTI Board of Directors since 2014.

  • Robert HILL

    Robert HILL

    Robert Murray Hill is a retired Australian politician. He currently teaches at the United States Centre at the University of Sydney.

  • Ruth DYSON

    Ruth DYSON

    Hon Ruth Dyson QSO was a Labour Member of Parliament from 1993 to 2020 before her retirement from that position.

  • Sadia TASLEEM

    Sadia TASLEEM

    Sadia Tasleem previously worked as a Robin Copeland Memorial Fellow for Nonproliferation and has done extensive research as a core member of the Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE).

  • Salman BASHIR

    Salman BASHIR

    Salman Bashir is a diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.

  • Sandra TARTE

    Sandra TARTE

    Associate Professor and Acting Head, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific, Suva FIJI.

  • SANO Toshio

    SANO Toshio

    Sano Toshio is the Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, Cabinet Office, the Government of Japan(2017-2023).

  • Sarah TEO Li-Shan

    Sarah TEO Li-Shan

    Sarah Teo is an Assistant Professor in the Regional Security Architecture Programme and Deputy Coordinator of the MSc (International Relations) Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • SARUTA Sayo

    SARUTA Sayo

    Sayo Saruta is the Director of the New Diplomacy Initiative (ND), a think tank in Tokyo, and an Attorney at Law in Japan and the State of New York.

  • Sawanit KONGSIRI

    Sawanit KONGSIRI

    Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri is a retired diplomat of the Thai Government. He also worked as Governor from Thailand to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • SHA Zukang

    SHA Zukang

    Sha Zukang is a Chinese diplomat who served as the former head of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs from 2007 to 2012. He previously served as the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

  • Shashi TYAGI

    Shashi TYAGI

    Retired Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi served as the chief of the air staff of the Indian Air Force from 2004 to 2007.

  • SHEN Dingli

    SHEN Dingli

    Shen Dingli is a professor and former executive dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, and former Director of Center for American Studies. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor of Washington University in St. Louis.

  • SHIOMURA Ayaka

    SHIOMURA Ayaka

    Ayaka Shiomura is a Member of the House of Councillors and former member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.

  • Shyam SARAN

    Shyam SARAN

    Shyam Saran is a former Indian Foreign Secretary and was ambassador of India to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and High Commissioner to Mauritius.

  • Siddharth VARADARAJAN

    Siddharth VARADARAJAN

    Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and well-known commentator on foreign affairs and nuclear issues. The founding editor of The Wire, he also held position of editor at The Hindu.



    Sihasak Phuangketkeow is a former Permanent Secretary of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



    Simon Chesterman is David Marshall Professor and Vice Provost (Educational Innovation) at the National University of Singapore, where he is also the founding Dean of NUS College.

  • Stefanie KAM Li Yee

    Stefanie KAM Li Yee

    Stefanie KAM Li Yee is an Assistant Professor at the China Programme, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University.

  • Sujata KOIRALA

    Sujata KOIRALA

    Sujata Koirala is an active politician and Member of Parliament, the House of Representative, of Nepal. She is also serving as the Standing Committee Member of the International Conference for Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Co-Chairperson ICAPP Women’s Wing, Co-Chairperson of ICAPP Asian Cultural Council (ACC).

  • Sujata MEHTA

    Sujata MEHTA

    Sujata Mehta has served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament.

  • SUZUKI Tatsujiro

    SUZUKI Tatsujiro

    Suzuki Tatsujiro is the former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and International Affairs.



    Tanya Ogilvie-White is Senior Research Adviser at APLN and non-resident senior fellow at Pacific Forum.




    Tanya Plibersek is the Minister for the Environment and Water of Australia.

  • Tessie LAMBOURNE

    Tessie LAMBOURNE

    Honorable Tessie Eria Lambourne is an I-Kiribati civil servant, diplomat, and politician.

  • TON-NU-THI Ninh

    TON-NU-THI Ninh

    Ton-nu-thi Ninh has served Viet Nam as a diplomat for more than two decades, specializing in global issues and multilateral institutions.

  • Tong ZHAO

    Tong ZHAO

    Tong Zhao is a visiting research scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University and a Senior Fellow at the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • TOSAKI Hirofumi

    TOSAKI Hirofumi

    Dr. Hirofumi Tosaki is Director for the Center for Disarmament, Science and Technology (CDAST) at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

  • Trevor FINDLAY

    Trevor FINDLAY

    Trevor Findlay has held positions in government, academia, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. His research focus is nuclear governance, especially nuclear security, safeguards, and the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency.



    Tuya Nyamosor is the former Foreign Minister of Mongolia and is affiliated with the School of International Relations and Public Administration at the Mongolian National University.

  • UMEBAYASHI Hiromichi

    UMEBAYASHI Hiromichi

    Umebayashi Hiromichi was former Director of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University. He is also Special Advisor, the former President and Founder of Peace Depot Inc., Japan.

  • Vijay NAIDU

    Vijay NAIDU

    Vijay Naidu is Adjunct Professor in the disciplines of Development Studies and Governance in the School of Law and Social Sciences at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

  • Vo Van THUAN

    Vo Van THUAN

    Dr. Vo Van Thuan is a senior expert (Emeritus) at the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) in addition to the Permanent Office of the State Steering Committee for Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Projects.

  • WHANG Joo-ho

    WHANG Joo-ho

    Whang Joo-ho is the Vice President and a professor of nuclear engineering at Kyung Hee University. He was previously the President of the Korea Institute of Energy Research.

  • WON Hee-ryong

    WON Hee-ryong

    Won Hee-ryong is Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea, and has served as Chairman of the Low Carbon Green Growth National Forum as well as the Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Unification in the National Assembly.

  • YIM Man-Sung

    YIM Man-Sung

    Dr. Man-Sung Yim is a professor at the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering and Director of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

  • YOSHIDA Fumihiko

    YOSHIDA Fumihiko

    Fumihiko Yoshida is Director of Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), Japan.

  • YUZAKI Hidehiko

    YUZAKI Hidehiko

    Yuzaki Hidehiko is the governor of the Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan and a long-time champion of eliminating nuclear weapons.

  • Zorigt DASHDORJ

    Zorigt DASHDORJ

    Zorigt Dashdorj is Executive Director of Mongolia Development Strategy Institute and served as Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Ministry and member of Parliament.