Projects

ONGOING PROJECTS

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    Northeast Asian Security Architecture

    Northeast Asian Security Architecture

    The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Royal United Services Institute engaged Northeast Asia’s expert and policy community in a project that seeks to identify the principles and steps needed to accelerate the establishment of a robust and inclusive Northeast Asian security architecture.

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    Trans-Eurasian Security

    Trans-Eurasian Security

    Featuring perspectives on trans-Eurasian security from members and experts across the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

    Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

    Assessing regional security issues, including proliferation challenges and flash points in the Asia-Pacific.

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    Nuclear Weapon Use Risk Reduction

    Nuclear Weapon Use Risk Reduction

    Aiming to identify ways of both reducing the risk of regional nuclear conflict and to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

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    NPT Review Conference

    NPT Review Conference

    APLN’s project on the postponed 2020 NPT Review Conference explores the challenges delegations are likely to face when the meeting - currently scheduled for August 2022 - finally takes place. Against a backdrop of deteriorating global security dynamics, the project engages experts from the Asia-Pacific region in debate on how the many obstacles affecting treaty’s implementation should be tackled.

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    China-India-Pakistan Nuclear Trilemma

    China-India-Pakistan Nuclear Trilemma

    Mapping the contours of China, India, and Pakistan's nuclear relationship, identifying the key drivers of conflict, and exploring practical measures for nuclear risk reduction, crisis stability, and confidence building amongst the three countries. A collaboration between the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network and the Toda Peace Institute.

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    Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus DPRK

    Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus DPRK

    Reviewing the potential for an effective Cooperative Threat Reduction Plus (CTR Plus) initiative in the context of a renewed approach to the DPRK.

PAST PROJECTS

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    The AUKUS Deal

    The AUKUS Deal

    In this new analytical series, experts and senior APLN members offer their assessments of the newly announced trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS).

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    Pandemic-Nuclear-Nexus Project

    Pandemic-Nuclear-Nexus Project

    The Pandemic Nuclear Nexus Scenarios Project was an international collaboration aimed at exploring how the far reaching effects of pandemics could alter the landscape for nuclear risk and disarmament. The project was co-sponsored by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), and Nautilus Institute, in cooperation with Nagasaki University Planetary Health and the Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA). The project's workshops were centered on scenario planning, a non-predictive means of examining a variety of possible futures to identify critical uncertainties and strategic opportunities. These led to the development of four distinct scenarios for the year 2030. These narratives are intended to highlight key questions about dynamics that could shape the “pandemic-nuclear nexus” over the next ten years.