What does the Australian submarine deal mean for non-proliferation?
THE ECONOMIST – APLN board member, Professor Gareth Evans, quoted in the Economist on 17 September 2021 in the article, “What does the Australian submarine deal mean for non-proliferation?”.
“Others believe that these concerns are overwrought. “It would be a matter of real non-proliferation concern if we are planning to produce our own fissile material but we are not,” writes Gareth Evans, a former Australian foreign minister, “and I have no doubt that complete safeguards discipline will be maintained.” Mr Evans dismisses the possibility that the move will encourage “problematic behaviour” by others.”
The quote was from a contribution to the APLN expert series examining the implications of the AUKUS deal. His short commentary is available to read here.
Read the Economist article here.