This week, Abe Nobuyasu discusseshow Japan can engage with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) ahead of the upcoming First Meeting of the State Parties in Vienna. We also welcome three new APLN members, feature a newly published Korean version of our DPRK Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus report, and share recent activities from our network.
We are delighted to welcomeourthree newest members:Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India; John Borrie, Principal Adviser on Disarmament to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and our first member from Timor-Leste, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Dionisio Da Costa Babo Soares.
Grappling with the TPNW: options for Japan
Abe Nobuyasu, former Foreign Minister of Japan and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, argues that Japan can still support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons even if signing the treaty and renouncing US nuclear deterrence seems unlikely in the foreseeable future.
APLN의 북한과의 협력적 위협 감소 플러스(CTR+)에 대한 보고서가 국문 출간되었습니다.
The report Preparing for Peace: Political and Financing Considerations for Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus with the DPRK by APLN policy fellows Elaine Natalie and Joel Petersson-Ivre is now available in Korean.
Natasha Stott Despoja was interviewed by Melbourne Asia Review, where she spoke about the impact of great power competition on women, and how women and marginalised communities can contribute to peace.
Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury cautioned how the war in Ukraine is slowly escalating towards the possible use of nuclear weapons.
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