Improving Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia
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Improving Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia



25 March 2022

Dear Network Members and Colleagues,

This week, APLN publishes a list of policy recommendations for security cooperation in Northeast Asia, endorsed by thirty-six policymakers and experts in the region. We also publish all special reports from our WMD Project in e-book format and feature upcoming events with APLN members and staff.

Over the past several months APLN has engaged Northeast Asia’s expert and policy community in a project that seeks to identify the principles and steps needed to accelerate the establishment of a robust and inclusive Northeast Asian security architecture.

The project has yielded a set of short-term concrete recommendations for expanding security cooperation in Northeast Asia. The recommendations are supported by 36 senior political, diplomatic, and expert figures from the region, including incumbent politicians Yuzaki Hidehiko and Shiomura Ayaka (Japan), former diplomats Lim Sungnam (ROK) and Georgy Toloraya (Russia), and experts Moon Chung-in (ROK) and Shen Dingli (China).

Read the Recommendations

Cho Kyunghwan, member of the ROK Presidential Commission for Policy Planning and supporter of the recommendations published an op-ed in Kyodo News emphasising the importance of security cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Read the op-ed (Kyodo News)

Peter Hayes, Tanvi Kulkarni, Chung-in Moon & Shatabhisha Shetty (Ed.)

WMD in Asia-Pacific offers a timely and comprehensive assessment of the WMD threats in the Asia-Pacific, including threats from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The book is a compilation of twenty special reports published by APLN in 2021 and early 2022. Twenty-one experts address critical issues and present assessments of the baseline status of, and trends in, vertical and horizontal proliferation of WMD across the region.
Download e-book (PDF)

Women, Peace and Security

On 26 March, in celebration of International Women’s Month, the Diplomatic League in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand, will present the 2nd Lecture in its Peace & Security Diplomacy Series. APLN board member Angela Woodward and APLN Visiting Fellow Karla Mae Pabeliña will be speaking at the event.
Date: 26th March 2022
Time: 7 to 9 PM (NZ TIME) / 2 to 4 PM (PH TIME)
Facebook Live Link

Emerging Voices Network: A Focus on the Asia Pacific

On 30 March, UK-based think tank BASIC will host an event to facilitate the engagement of Asia-Pacific expertise in nuclear policy with its Emerging Voices Network. APLN board members Angela Woodward and Tong Zhao, together with APLN Policy Fellow, Tanvi Kulkarni, will be speaking on the panel.
Read more

U.S.-China Relations One Year Into the Biden Presidency
On 23 March, APLN board member Tong Zhao appeared on Carnegie Global Dialogue Series 2021-2022 to discuss how US-China relations have developed during the first year of the Biden Administration. Read more

India losing naval edge
On 23 March, APLN member Shyam Saran wrote for the Tribune arguing that India should expand its presence in the maritime domain, where it has the locational advantage which it lacks on its land borders. Read more

Ukraine war: Where are the peacemakers?
On 19 March, APLN member Kishore Mahbubani, wrote for The Straits Times on the Russia-Ukraine war, arguing that the war shows the need for globally respected individuals who could act in the cause of peaceRead more (paywall)

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