Policy Briefs | 05 September 2008

Nuclear security: what else can Australia do?

Nuclear dangers are growing, yet so is a new 'realistic idealist' campaign for nuclear disarmament.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

Nuclear dangers are growing, yet so is a new 'realistic idealist' campaign for nuclear disarmament.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf
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Executive Summary

In this Lowy Institute Policy Brief, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf suggests ways Australia might contribute to nuclear security in Asia and globally, in addition to the new international Commission that Canberra is co-sponsoring with Tokyo. These include rebuilding Australia's diplomatic capacity in arms control, urging the new US Administration to reduce American reliance on nuclear weapons, and starting a leaders' dialogue in Asia. A separate Lowy Institute Analysis provides background and further detail.

Download the Policy Brief here.