Policy Briefs | 05 August 2009

A tighter net: strengthening the Proliferation Security Initiative

In a new Lowy Institute Policy Brief, non-proliferation scholar Emma Belcher urges practical steps for WMD non-proliferation at sea.

Emma Belcher

  • Emma Belcher

In a new Lowy Institute Policy Brief, non-proliferation scholar Emma Belcher urges practical steps for WMD non-proliferation at sea.

Emma Belcher

  • Emma Belcher
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Executive Summary

Australia and other countries should redouble their efforts to fix serious gaps in an international arrangement to stop maritime shipments of materials destined for weapons of mass destruction programs, according to the Brief. It argues that heightened concerns over North Korea provide an opportunity to bolster the Proliferation Security Initiative, a 95-country arrangement to promote interception of transfers of cargoes related to weapons of mass destruction.

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