In an opinion article in the aftermath of the attempted military coup in Turkey, Simon Lunn, Isabelle Williams and Steve Andreasen raise concerns about the security of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
Ramesh Thakur, co-convener of the APLN, released a paper highlighting his concerns that all global nuclear risks and threats exist in the Asia-Pacific and in some cases are even more acute in this region.
Twenty-five countries, along with the European Union and the Holy See, gathered for the third plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Nuclear Threat Initiative to advance understanding and capacity around the complex technical challenges involved in nuclear verification.
A new article by Jeffrey Lewis of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, featuring interactive 3D models, examines whether Iran might begin supplying North Korea with proliferation-sensitive technology and expertise.
A new country profile by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies focuses on Yemen, whose failed state status has given safe havens to several Islamist terror organizations, posing proliferation and terrorism concerns.
Infectious diseases kill more than 17 million people each year, yet the biological agents responsible only make headlines during horrifying epidemics, like the Ebola outbreak of 2014, or following a terrorist attack like the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.
Asia-Pacific Leadership Network co-conveners, Chung-in Moon and Ramesh Thakur, released a statement at the APLN annual meeting held May 23-27th in Jeju province, Korea. The statement deplores the fourth nuclear test and ballistic missile provocations by North Korea and calls on global and regional policymakers to urgently re-energize the nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament agenda.