Asia-Pacific Strategic Risks
The Asia-Pacific Strategic Risks project convenes government officials, experts, and practitioners from South Korea, Japan, Australia, and the UK to discuss how changing threat perceptions impact new and ongoing proliferation challenges and what policy solutions can address them, including steps to encourage strategic restraint, greater collaboration and carefully honed nuclear risk reduction diplomacy. The project is a collaboration with the European Leadership Network and is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.
The APLN China-US-Asia Dialogue examines the growing perception gap between China and the United States – the divergent understandings of a wide range of basic factual issues that lead to deepening mistrust and increasingly pessimistic interpretations of each other’s strategic intent. Bringing together experts from China, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific to debate this phenomenon, including by encouraging self-reflection on how policies and practices might have contributed to it, the project’s goal is to craft a series of practical proposals to help close the gap.
Voices from Pacific Island Countries
Highlighting the relationship between the Anthropocene and contemporary nuclear weapons policies and practices, by amplifying voices from the South Pacific.
Nuclear Weapon Use Risk Reduction
This project aims to identify ways of both reducing the risk of regional nuclear conflict and to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
Asia Pacific New Voices
APLN funds and hosts programs involving next generation experts in efforts to cultivate new voices and experts in the Asia-Pacific.
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).
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.
Featuring perspectives on trans-Eurasian security from members and experts across the Asia-Pacific region.
A series of special online sessions organized with the Jeju Peace Institute featuring global leaders and experts who assess nuclear threats and security challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Assessing regional security issues, including proliferation challenges and flash points in the Asia-Pacific.