New Members and Job Opportunities
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New Members and Job Opportunities



16 April 2022

Dear Network Members and Colleagues,

This week, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network welcomes three new members, The Pulse series returns with expert analyses of recent activity in the DPRK, and John Carlson assesses how the Russia-Ukraine war affects the DPRK. We also feature new job opportunities and recent member activities.

APLN is pleased to announce that three new distinguished individuals have joined the senior network: 
  • Ms. Ayaka Shiomura (Japan), Member of the House of Councillors and former member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.
  • Mr. Tadashi Inuzuka (Japan), Co-President of World Federalist Movement at the Institute for Global Polity and Executive Director of Coalition for 3+3.
  • Professor Jina Kim (South Korea), Dean of Language and Diplomacy Division at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

John Carlson, APLN senior associate fellow assesses the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the North Korean nuclear program. He argues that the real lesson for the DPRK should be the critical importance of diplomacy and engagement to resolve differences. He suggests constructive engagement includes negotiating a peace treaty to replace the 1953 armistice and developing nuclear risk reduction steps.

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APLN’s Pulse series returns with analysis on recent North Korean activity and what it means for the region. Chung-in Moon attributes North Korea’s more assertive behavior to lack of trust in the United States; Gabriela Bernal stresses the need for US-ROK policy coordination; Markus Garlauskas highlights the risks of North Korean tactical nuclear weapons; and Na Young Lee urges measures to strengthen the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.

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We are looking to recruit talented new people to join APLN. All positions are for Asia-Pacific-based applicants and are fully remote. The deadline for all positions is 29 April 2022.

Senior research adviser

As senior research adviser, you will play a key role in designing and implementing research projects, and conducting research on nuclear deterrence and disarmament issues. You will have strong knowledge or expertise relating to China, and defence and security issues in the Asia Pacific. 

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Communications officer

As communications officer, you will ensure APLN has an effective and well-targeted communications strategy, enhancing the reach of our network, research, and policy activities. You will have an interest and understanding of international affairs issues and communications experience.

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Graphic design intern

As graphic design intern you will support APLN’s advocacy and promotional activities, including the organisation’s graphical profile, website appearance, and social media campaigns. This position is paid and part-time.

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China Power Podcast & China’s Approach to Arms Control Verification
On 14 April, APLN board member Tong Zhao, appeared on the CSIS Podcast China Power to talk about Chinese views on the war in Ukraine. On 15 April, he also published a report with Sandia Laboratories where he identifies some practical areas of cooperation with China on arms control.

The wider impact of Pakistan’s internal crisis
On 12 April, APLN member C Raja Mohan, wrote his regular column in the Indian Express, arguing India must resist the temptation to see the change of government in Pakistan through the narrow prism of its bilateral relations.

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