The Korea Times Column

A dedicated Korea Times column with analysis by APLN network members and experts.

    Making Ban on Nuclear Weapon Tests Permanent
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    Making Ban on Nuclear Weapon Tests Permanent

    26 Jan 2022 | John CARLSON

    APLN Senior Associate Fellow John Carlson argues that U.S. ratification of the CTBT is the key to lead others to ratify the treaty and bring it into force.

    Walking away from NPT: Be careful what you wish for
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    Walking away from NPT: Be careful what you wish for

    5 Jan 2022 | Shatabhisha SHETTY

    APLN Executive Director Shata Shetty urges the NWS to make concrete and substantive progress on nuclear disarmament to help restore legitimacy, confidence, and trust in the NPT.

    Cooperative threat reduction in North Korea
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    Cooperative threat reduction in North Korea

    23 Dec 2021 | Jina KIM

    Dr. Jina Kim argues how a long-term cooperative threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance strategy can be implemented with North Korea.

    Debating Nuclear Disarmament at U.N. First Committee
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    Debating Nuclear Disarmament at U.N. First Committee

    24 Nov 2021 | Angela WOODWARD

    APLN Board Member Angela Woodward discusses the outcomes of the U.N. General Assembly First Committee meeting.

    No Time to Waste for Denuclearization and Peace-building Negotiations with North Korea
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    No Time to Waste for Denuclearization and Peace-building Negotiations with North Korea

    10 Nov 2021 | JUN Bong-geun

    Dr. Jun Bong-geun urges the U.S. and ROK to rapidly restart the denuclearization and peace-building process with the DPRK.

    AUKUS as a Catalyst for More Strategy for Japan
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    AUKUS as a Catalyst for More Strategy for Japan

    13 Oct 2021 | AKIYAMA Nobumasa

    Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama argues that AUKUS is a catalyst for Japan to broaden regional security strategies to include measures to prevent an arms race.

    Addressing Asia's nuclear dangers
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    Addressing Asia's nuclear dangers

    23 Sep 2021 | Tanya OGILVIE-WHITE and Wilfred WAN

    As nuclear dangers rise in the Asia-Pacific, states engaged in a frenzied rush to acquire more capable weapons should instead be prioritizing dialogue.

    Afghan Withdrawal: Disaster or Blessing in Disguise
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    Afghan Withdrawal: Disaster or Blessing in Disguise

    3 Sep 2021 | HAN Sung-joo

    Dr. Han argues that US withdrawal from Afghanistan should not be a cause for concern among US allies, but rather an opportunity for the US to refocus its attention on its other alliance commitments.

    Missile Controls in East Asia
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    Missile Controls in East Asia

    28 Jul 2021 | Tanya OGILVIE-WHITE and Tanvi KULKARNI

    Tanya Ogilvie-White and Tanvi Kulkarni argue for a robust, collaborative security-building approach to constrain the burgeoning missile race.

    Need for Nuclear-Weapon-Free Northeast Asia
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    Need for Nuclear-Weapon-Free Northeast Asia

    8 Jul 2021 | Enkhsaikhan JARGALSAIKHAN

    Dr. Jargalsaikhan discusses the possibility of a Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone through the "3+3 formula" and Mongolia's potential leading role.

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