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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 Briefs (complete list)

Policy Brief No 19 - Brazilian Nuclear Policy
Policy Brief No 19 - Brazilian Nuclear Policy
Brazilian perspectives on nuclear governance are characterized by an acceptance of most ex-isting international governance mechanisms and a focus on a...

02/10/2015 Read more

APLN Statements

Statement on the NPT 2015 Review Conference
Members of global leadership networks have come together to call upon NPT members to approach the 2015 Review Conference with a renewed sense of urgen...

05/04/2015 Read more

Background Briefs

Japan should be a good example of nuclear nonproliferation
Japan should be a good example of nuclear nonproliferation
Rarely has the future of the nonproliferation faced such a divergent future....

10/29/2014 Read more

Discussion Papers

The Concept of an Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Community
While it is for each country to decide whether to use nuclear energy, it is essential to ensure that the highest standards of non-proliferation, safet...

02/18/2013 Read more

Member Articles

Priorities after the 2015 NPT Review Conference
The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without producing any document laying out what the participating countries agreed upon or are determined to do in...

06/09/2015 Read more


Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015

02/16/2015 Read more

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