Welcome to Asia-Pacific Leadership Network website
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network [APLN] comprises forty three former senior political, diplomatic, military and scientific leaders from fourteen countries around the region including nuclear weapons possessing states China, India and Pakistan.
The objective of the group, convened by former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, is to inform and energize public opinion, and especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and ultimately eliminated
Research & Analysis
Policy Brief No 16 - A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the Pursuit of Cooperative Security in the Arctic
Jakarta Declaration on Nuclear Weapons
Important New Publications
The Concept of an Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Community
For the foreseeable future, nuclear armed states will continue to rely on general and specific doctrines of deterrence as a core element of their national security policy.
As nuclear arsenals decline, further reductions will become progressively more dependent on high confidence among all the states directly concerned that they have reliable knowledge of each other’s past, present and probable future nuclear activities.
Nuclear Fuel Cycles
The large-scale application of nuclear energy for civilian purposes is already a reality and may grow substantially in the future. Nuclear programs cannot be considered as primarily a national matter.