70 years after Hiroshima, and with the Cold War over, the Asia-Pacific has evolved into the global epicentre of nuclear threats arising from a chain of perceived existential security threats.
Major power rivalries have been intensifying a renewal of territorial claims in both East Asia and Europe; and in new arenas, managing terrorism in the cyber sphere and outer space.
Non-proliferation, nuclear security, safety -- all these peaceful uses of nuclear power are highly relevant to the Asia Pacific today.
The world’s political leaders and nuclear policymakers should reinforce their determination to eliminate -- once and for all -- the most indiscriminately inhumane weapons ever devised.
The Jakarta Declaration on Nuclear Weapons calls for immediate, realistically achievable confidence-building steps towards disarmament by each of the nuclear-armed states in the region.
John Carlson discusses the shortcomings of current international nuclear security arrangements and provides recommendations on what needs to be done.
John Carlson asserts the need for an intergovernmental Asia-Pacific nuclear energy community to reduce proliferation risk from the growth of nuclear energy programs.
Over thirty leaders from fourteen Asia Pacific countries have signed a joint statement strongly supporting a nuclear weapons free world, and calling on policymakers to “get serious."
The launch was announced today of a new group called the 'APLN,' comprising leaders from thirteen countries around the region, including nuclear weapons possessing states.