The publications included below—studies, speeches, op-eds and other analysis—advance the mission of the Nuclear Security Project. Many of the reports and studies have been produced by NSP project partners. In most cases, the work was funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative as part of the NSP or by the Hoover Institution.
A Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone and the Pursuit of Cooperative Security in the Arctic
October 14, 2014
Canberra - In a policy brief published jointly by the APLN and the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Ernie Regehr argues that changing climatic conditions in the Arctic have brought regional security concerns into renewed focus as confrontations elsewhere impact relationships there. However, the region continues to develop as a "security community" with expectations that states will settle disputes peacefully.
India's Nuclear Risks and Costs
October 7, 2014
The Japan Times
Canberra - In the second of a two-part commentary in The Japan Times on India's nuclear weaponization, the APLN's Ramesh Thakur highlights the shocking number of nuclear accidents and close calls both during and since the Cold War to make the point that the costly weapons systems often only increase a country's risks.
India's Illusory Nuclear Gains
October 6, 2014
The Japan Times
Canberra - In the first of a two-part commentary on India's nuclear weaponization, the APLN's Ramesh Thakur argues that India gained very little in terms of strategic, military or political utility after its five nuclear tests in 1998. In fact, India's higher international profile is "despite, not because of, nuclear weapons," he writes.
European Leaders Call for Heads of State Meeting on Ebola Crisis
October 2, 2014
London - In a statement released by the ELN, more than 30 senior political, diplomatic and military figures from across Europe, including Russia, urged European and others heads of state to coordinate a full international response to the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Challenges and Opportunities for Extending NPT-Related Commitments to the Non-NPT States
September 30, 2014
Canberra - In a new policy brief published by the APLN and the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, NTI Counselor John Carlson calls for moving "from isolation to engagement" with respect to non-parties to the NPT, particularly India, Israel and Pakistan.