This report aims to take stock of the current state of U.S.-Russian arms control (or the lack thereof), evaluating possible alternatives—including a trilateral process with China and more flexible political agreements—and laying down the issues and possible trade-offs that will be on the negotiation table...
Fact Check: Tony Abbott exaggerating India's 'absolutely impeccable record' on nuclear non-proliferation
As the government formalises an agreement to sell uranium to India, over-turning a decades-old ban, Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims the Asian nation has an "absolutely impeccable record" on nuclear non-proliferation.
While few Australian policymakers have engaged with nuclear strategy in recent decades, this paper suggests that there is a growing realisation amongst the country’s foreign affairs and defence community that nuclear deterrence will become more relevant for Australian defence policy.
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has conducted the international treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and recommends that the House take note of its report.
Now that North Korea has finally reached the threshold of a nuclear missile capability to directly threaten the US mainland, its scripted brand of hyperbole and brinksmanship is encountering a different sort of melodrama - the political theatre of Donald Trump.
This paper argues that the apparent optimism surrounding the ‘season of summitry’ on the Korean Peninsula should be tempered by the fact that there are potential risks attached to engaging the North Korean leadership without preconditions
Implementing the Arms Trade Treaty and the UNPoA: a guide to coordinating an effective arms control system
This is the second edition of the Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA).
This overview of the Iran nuclear deal provides a basic overview of what is involved and outlines Australia's policy position.
This resource looks at the full breadth of advantages offered by the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), plus an accessible description of how it works.
Overview Myanmar has made a nonproliferation U-turn in recent years. Once regarded as a pariah state with connections to North Korea and possible nuclear-weapon ambitions, it has completely changed course. In the context of sweeping political and economic reforms that began in 2011, Myanmar has...