The Aukus Agreement, One Year In
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The Aukus Agreement, One Year In



16 September 2022

This week, we feature a new APLN policy brief by Karla Mae Pabeliña on the one-year anniversary of the AUKUS nuclear submarine agreement. APLN members participate in the Jeju Peace Forum, including Executive Director Shata Shetty who discusses crisis management and lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis. And we feature new member activities.

The Gamble of AUKUS:
Eroding the Rules of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

APLN Associate Fellow Karla Mae Pabeliña, Senior Foreign Affairs Research Specialist at the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Philippine Foreign Service Institute, argues that the AUKUS pact between Australia, the UK, and the United States provides further impetus for the development of improved verification mechanisms and confidence-building measures.

Read the Policy Brief

APLN at the 2022 Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity

APLN co-hosted a panel discussion at this week’s 2022 Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity. Executive Director Shata Shetty spoke at a session titled “Preventing Nuclear War Through Crisis Management: What We Can Learn From the Cuban Missile Crisis Today.” 

Several APLN members also spoke at the Jeju Forum:

View the Jeju Forum program

Prohibition of Military Attacks on Nuclear Facilities

John Carlson, APLN Senior Associate Fellow and former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, explains how the war in Ukraine, particularly fighting around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, highlights the need for clear international legal rules prohibiting military attacks on or near nuclear facilities.

Book Discussion Programme on ‘How China Sees India and the World’

Shyam Saran, former Indian Foreign Secretary and ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia, and Nepal, participated in an event held by Pune International Centre to discuss his new book ‘How China sees India and the World’ on 6 September.

What the Iran nuclear deal could mean for North Korea

Cheong Wook-Sik, Director of the Hankyoreh Peace Institute, writes that the Iran case shows how cooperation between the United States, China, and Russia is possible — meaning that they could work together on North Korea.

India and Japan Hold 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the Centre for Security, wrote for The Diplomat on the enhanced India-Japan engagement both on the bilateral front and in minilateral formats such as the Quad in recent years.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s nuclear legacy in tatters

Ramesh Thakur, former UN assistant secretary-general, wrote for The Japan Times on Gorbachev’s nuclear legacy, arguing that the Soviet leader deserves much credit for mitigating the risk of a Cold War nuclear conflict.

Brussels Korea Forum 2022

On 29 September, Kang Kyung-wha, Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University, and Lee Sang-hyun, President of the Sejong Institute in Korea, will participate in the 2022 Brussels Korea Forum to discuss Korea-Europe security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and globally.  



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