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The Asia-Pacific Region and its Role in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiatives

Chatham House, London


Professor Ramesh Thakur, Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School, The Australian National University; Co-Convenor, Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Chair: Sir Adam Thomson KCMG, Director, European Leadership Network


The Asia-Pacific region presents acute nuclear risks and threats. It is the principal point for strategic rivalry in which nuclear weapons play a significant role in foreign policy postures.

At present, this region challenges the future of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament efforts. The number of nuclear warheads is growing and North Korea continues to conduct nuclear weapons tests.

Arguing that the Asia-Pacific region is the most likely theatre for nuclear weapons exchange, the speaker will address how to reduce nuclear risks regionally and globally. His remarks will include the Asian perspective for bridging the gap between nuclear weapons states and non-nuclear weapons states, especially with regards to nuclear disarmament initiatives.

This event is jointly hosted by Chatham House and the European Leadership Network.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.