Policy Brief - Lowy Institute for International Policy

A Tighter Net: Strengthening the Proliferation Security Initiative

| August 2009

Summary

In a new Lowy Institute Policy Brief, entitled 'A Tighter Net: Strengthening the Proliferation Security Initiative', non-proliferation scholar Emma Belcher urges practical steps for WMD non-proliferation at sea.

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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The Sydney Morning Herald featured this research in "Regional Role in Nuclear Traffic" on August 6, 2009.

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For Academic Citation: Belcher, Emma. “A Tighter Net: Strengthening the Proliferation Security Initiative.” Policy Brief, Lowy Institute for International Policy, August 2009.

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