Countering Proliferation in the Asia Pacific

The Pacific Forum program on “Countering Proliferation in the Asia Pacific” aims to provide solutions to the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and related materials and technologies in the region. By promoting dialogue and collaborative research and analysis among key regional stakeholders and constituencies, this program seeks to raise awareness of the proliferation threat and enhance the international and regional nonproliferation regimes countering it. The program has focused on setting priorities for better implementation of key nonproliferation instruments and building nonproliferation capacity in states that need it. Another key aspect of the program is an examination of the relationship between nonproliferation dynamics and the associated goals of disarmament and the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.