This week, Carlos Sorreta assesses the implications of the failed NPT RevCon for the Asia-Pacific, our colleagues at the Nuclear Threat Initiative argue for strengthening biosecurity through a joint assessment mechanism, and we share member activities.
NPT Review Conference Failed to Reach Agreement:
Implications for our region
Carlos Sorreta discusses the implications for the Asia-Pacific of the NPT RevCon’s failure to produce a final agreement and outlines several actions that must be taken to not repeat the failure at the next RevCon.
Establishing a Joint Assessment Mechanism for Enhanced Biosafety and Security
Angela Kane, Dr. Jaime Yassif, and Shayna Korol at the Nuclear Threat Initiative discuss the possibility of enhancing biosecurity and the Biological Weapons Convention through a new UN-centered Joint Assessment Mechanism.
APLN at the 2022 Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity
On 13-14 September, the 2022 Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity will be held in Jeju, South Korea.For the third year in a row, the event will feature a joint APLN-Jeju Peace Institute session titled “Preventing Nuclear War Through Crisis Management: What We Can Learn From the Cuban Missile Crisis Today.” Moderated by Ambassador Sook Kim, panel speakers include APLN Executive Director Shata Shetty, Mariana Budjeryn, Geun-wook Lee, Jon Wolfsthal, and Susan Koch.
Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, identifies two domains in which New Delhi can use its leadership to introduce its own ‘middle path’ philosophy and values, as India assumes the G20 presidency.
Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, summarises five interlinked lines of action that the global community needs to take to prevent the next pandemic threat from devastating the planet once again.
Han Yong-sup, Professor of Korea National Defense University, writes about the impact of the war in Ukraine and North Korea’s nuclear test on the NPT Review Conference, arguing that the future of the non-proliferation regime does not look bright.
Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister, discussed the broader implications of current and future relations between the U.S. and China with C. Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute.
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