Dialogue on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia
Session 1: Nonproliferation & Nuclear Security – Perspectives & Priorities
This session will compare and contrast US, Chinese, and Southeast Asian perspectives and priorities on nonproliferation and nuclear security. What are each’s assessment of proliferation and nuclear terrorism threats in Southeast Asia? What are the most worrying threats and the most pressing issues to address, both in the nonproliferation and nuclear security areas? What differences are there among the various countries on how best to address these threats? Why?
Session 2: After the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
This session will focus on ways the United States, China, and Southeast Asian states can advance the nuclear security agenda following the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). What are US, Chinese, and Southeast Asian perceptions regarding nuclear security in Southeast Asia? What can these countries do to promote nuclear security governance beyond the NSS process? [Discussions about nuclear security culture should be withheld to the following session.]
Sabar MD HASHIM
Session 3: Nuclear Security Culture
This session will reflect on ways to build nuclear security culture in Southeast Asia. What are the international rules and norms on nuclear security? How are they best implemented in the Southeast Asian context? How can nuclear security culture be strengthened in Southeast Asia? What is the role of Indonesia’s nuclear security center of excellence? How can the United States and China assist regional efforts?
NGUYEN Nhi Dien
Session 4: Nuclear Energy Development in Southeast Asia
This session will focus on nuclear energy development in Southeast Asia. What countries in the region plan to develop nuclear energy? What is the status of that development? What mechanisms exist to promote cooperation in nuclear energy? What are the response mechanisms at the regional level in the event of a nuclear accident or incident? How can the United States and China assist?
Session 5: Strategic Trade Controls
This session will explore the potential for enhancing cooperation on strategic trade controls in Southeast Asia. What impact does the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community have on strategic trade controls in the region? What type of cooperation exists between Southeast Asian countries on strategic trade controls? What level of cooperation exists on licensing, detection, and enforcement issues? How can this cooperation be strengthened? Can strategic trade controls principles be integrated into the ASEAN Single Window initiative? Should they be?
Karla Mae PABELINA
Session 6: UN Sanctions Implementation
This session will look at ways to strengthen cooperation to implement UN sanctions, in particular sanctions imposed on North Korea. What cooperation exists in Southeast Asia to implement UN sanctions? How can such cooperation be improved? What other instruments or initiatives should Southeast Asian countries utilize?
Session 7: Wrap-Up and Next Steps
This session will summarize the meeting’s key findings and reflect on next steps for future cooperation on nonproliferation and nuclear security. What is the baseline for cooperation? What are the opportunities and challenges to enhance such cooperation? What specific issues should the United States, China, and Southeast Asian countries prioritize in the near-, medium-, and long-terms?