Nuclear weapons use & the illusion of peace
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Nuclear weapons use & the illusion of peace



3 December 2021




Dear Network Members and Colleagues,

This week, APLN Policy Fellow Dr Tanvi Kulkarni argues that populations are woefully unprepared to deal with the aftermath of nuclear weapons use. We also introduce a new project assessing scenarios of nuclear weapons use, and feature an interview with space expert Dr Namrata Goswami.





Contesting the illusion of peace:
Are we prepared for a nuclear war?




On 2 December, APLN Policy Fellow, Dr Tanvi Kulkarni, published a commentary where she warns that while nuclear risks and dangers are increasing, states and their citizens are not prepared for the actual consequences of a nuclear disaster.



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The APLN’s WMD project assesses regional proliferation challenges and flash points in the Asia-Pacific, as well as chemical and biological weapons acquisition, missile proliferation, DPRK denuclearization, and the Indo-Pakistan nuclear confrontation.



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Author Interview: Status of Existing and Emerging Asia Pacific Space Power Capabilities





We interviewed Dr Namrata Goswami, author of APLN’s Special Report “Status of Existing and Emerging Asia Pacific Space Powers Capabilities” from the WMD in Asia-Pacific series. She assesses the prospects of proliferation of space warfare capabilities, the institutional and legal regimes and constraints on space weaponization, worst-case militarization scenarios, and pathways for demilitarizing space.



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From December 2021 to February 2022, the APLN will publish a series of special reports on “Reducing the Risk of Nuclear Weapon Use in Northeast Asia.” The project aims to assist policymakers in identifying ways to avoid a nuclear conflict, as well as to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia by developing credible nuclear use cases and proposing policy solutions.



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Peace for Korea
On 2 December, APLN Senior Associate Fellow Jessica Lee, wrote for Plough, arguing that it is high time to end the Korean War, drawing on her own experience as Korean-American. Read more




Future of Nuclear Disarmament Workshop
On 30 November, APLN Policy Fellows Elaine Natalie and Joel Petersson Ivre gave a presentation at a panel at the Future of Nuclear Disarmament Workshop, hosted by the University of Glasgow. They discussed the topic of disarmament conversion for verification purposes. 




Why China is acquiring foreign military bases
On 23 November, APLN Member Professor C. Raja Mohan, wrote for the Indian Express, explaining the reasons for China’s acquisition of overseas bases, and the strategic implications for geopolitics in the Indian Ocean. Read more


















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