Myanmar-US/UK Nonproliferation Dialogue

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Session 1: Future directions for Myanmar, the United States & the United Kingdom

This session will focus on Myanmar’s relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. How has Myanmar changed since the new government took office? How will the lifting of sanctions and new governments in the US and the UK impact relations with Myanmar? How have perceptions about the relationships changed? What are the priorities for the future?

Presenters:
Bates GILL
U Khin Maung LYNN
 

Session 2: Implementing the Additional Protocol & Modified Small Quantities Protocol

This session will examine implementation of the Additional Protocol (AP) and modified Small Quantities Protocol (SQP) in Myanmar. What are the requirements associated with implementing the two protocols? What is Myanmar’s timeline for implementing them? What are the benefits and challenges associated with implementation? What external agencies can provide assistance in the implementation process? What can the United States, the United Kingdom, and others do to facilitate the process?

Presenters:
Matthew COTTEE
Dr. Khin Maung LATT
 

Session 3: Implementing the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions

This session will examine implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Myanmar. What are the requirements associated with implementing these conventions? What steps has Myanmar taken to incorporate the provisions of the conventions into its national laws and regulations? What challenges does Myanmar face in implementing these conventions? How can they be overcome? What are the benefits associated with implementation? What assistance is available implementing the conventions? What can the United States and the United Kingdom help Myanmar do to facilitate the implementation process?

Presenters:
Angela WOODWARD
Vaclovas SEMASKEVICIUS
Dr. Thar Htat KYAW
 

Session 4: Implementing strategic trade controls

This session will discuss implementation of strategic trade controls (STC) in Myanmar. What are the main components of an STC program? What are the benefits associated with a robust national STC program? How is an STC program best implemented? What is Myanmar’s current trade control regime? Does Myanmar intend to reform/improve this regime? How? What assistance is available for implementing a more robust STC program in Myanmar?

Presenter:
Carl BAKER
 

Session 5: Regional proliferation trends

This session will explore regional proliferation trends and efforts to combat them. What are today’s top proliferation threats in Asia? How can they be addressed? Specifically, what is the best way to respond to North Korean proliferation activities? What is the role of United Nations sanctions resolutions? What are their implementation requirements? What are the priorities for implementing these resolutions?

Presenter:
Carson KUO
 

Session 6: Next nonproliferation steps

This session will consider potential “next steps” for Myanmar, focusing on the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) and nuclear safety and security conventions. What are the HCOC’s purpose, key provisions, and implementation requirements? What are the key nuclear safety and security conventions? What are their goals and implementation requirements? What are the benefits associated with acceding to these instruments?

Presenter:
Federica DALL’ARCHE

Session 7: Wrap-up

This session will summarize the meeting’s discussions, identify its key findings, and reflect on next steps for this dialogue.