Failure to communicate? Indian missile incident aftermath
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Failure to communicate? Indian missile incident aftermath



29 April 2022




Dear Network Members and Colleagues,

This week we welcome four new APLN members, Ruhee Neog analyses Indian communication after the missile incident in March, Tanya Ogilvie-White makes the case for a Northeast Asian security architecture, and our partners at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition announce an essay contest.





APLN is pleased to announce four new members who have joined our network:
  • Hon. Larissa Waters, Member of the Australian Greens and Senator for Queensland.
  • Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Ret.), Director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), New Delhi.
  • Dr. Hirofumi Tosaki, Director for the Center for Disarmament, Science and Technology (CDAST), Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).
  • Prof. Eunjung Lim, Associate Professor, Division of International Studies, Kongju National University








Ruhee Neog, Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in India, provides three lessons on language, timeliness, and narrative control for Indian official communication after March’s misfiring of a cruise missile into Pakistani territory.



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Tanya Ogilvie-White, APLN senior research adviserlays out the case for building a Northeast Asian security architecture. She argues that Northeast Asian states should leverage existing security mechanisms to help safeguard the regional and global commons, and support informal dialogues that can address strategic risks.



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The Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA) is launching an essay competition in commemoration of its 10th Anniversary.Young people between the ages of 16 and 29 are invited to submit an essay on the theme “Nuclear Weapons and Our Future.” The sub-theme for 2022 is “What lessons should we learn from the crisis in Ukraine?”

Awards will be given for outstanding essays. The winning essays will also be published in the Nagasaki Shimbun newspaper.



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Flexibility Can Bring Pyongyang Back to Negotiations
On 27 April, APLN associate fellow Jessica Lee, together with David Kang, published an article in Foreign Policy, where they argued for a more flexible US policy towards North Korea.




Ukraine war a reminder to Asia to move past its old rivalries and insecurities
On 23 April, new APLN member C. Uday Bhaskar, director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), wrote for the South China Morning Post, where he argued that Asian states must resolve not to let the region slip in to the kind of turmoil currently seen in Ukraine or threaten to break the nuclear taboo.




A ‘drop the pin’ event in Chinese politics
On 25 April, APLN member Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary of India, wrote for The Hindu on challenges that China is facing in the lead-up to the 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.





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