Asia & the Pacific

11 Items

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Journal Article - INESAP Bulletin

Chinese Perspectives on the Prevention of Space Weaponization

| December 2004

This paper was written for the conference "The Challenge of Hiroshima. Alternatives to Nuclear Weapons, Missiles, Missile Defenses, and Space Weaponization in a Northeast Asian Context" organized by INESAP and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation on October 8-11, 2004, in Hiroshima, Japan.

Defense Support Satellite

Courtesy Missile Defense Agency

Journal Article - Ensuring America's Space Security: Report of the FAS Panel on Weapons in Space

China's ASAT Capabilities: As a Potential Response to US Missile Defense and 'Space Control' Plans

| October 2004

"China is concerned about U.S. missile defense and "space control"plans, which would lead to weaponization of outer space and stimulate a costly and destabilizing arms race. China is further concerned that the US missile defense program, as currently advertised, would neutralize China's strategic nuclear deterrent...."

Book - Henry Holt & Company

Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

| August 9, 2004

Graham Allison, founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a former top official at the Pentagon, and one of America’s leading scholars of nuclear strategy and national security, presents the evidence and argument that led him to two provocative conclusions: a nuclear terrorist attack on an American city is inevitable on our current course and speed, but preventable if we act now. 

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Paper - Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

Evaluating China's MPC&A System

| 13-17 July, 2003

The September 11 large-scale terrorist attack shows the threat of nuclear terrorism is real. Recent seizures of stolen weapons-usable fissile materials (HEU and plutonium) make clear that establishing modern, well-designed nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) systems to secure nuclear material everywhere is critical to prevent against nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. This work will assess the current status of China’s MPC&A system, analyze existing regulations and administrative systems, and recommend steps for improvement, including international cooperation.

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Journal Article - Journal of Nuclear Materials Management

Strengthening Nuclear Security Against Post-September 11 Threats of Theft and Sabotage

| Spring 2002

The appalling events of September 11, 2001, require a major international initiative to strengthen security for nuclear materials and facilities worldwide, and to put stringent security standards in place. This paper recommends a range of specific steps to upgrade security at individual facilities and strengthen national and international standards, with the goal of building a world in which all weapons-usable nuclear material is secure and accounted for, and all nuclear facilities are secured from sabotage, with sufficient transparency that the international community can have confidence that this is the case.