• Events

    Adelphi Launch - Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    18 February 2016. 

    Press Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas and Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 18 February 2016, 11am–12pm

  • IISS Voices

    Michael Elleman: North Korea’s satellite launch does not further its long-range missile programme

    10 February 2016. 

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 3: Taiwan

    02 February 2016. 

    The non-proliferation norm is universally accepted in Taiwan. Only a deep shock to the collective psyche could change this mentality, making Taiwan the least likely of the three democracies to acquire nuclear weapons.

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusions

    02 February 2016. 

    The essays of this volume demonstrate that the three Northeast Asian democracies are likely to remain latent nuclear powers for the foreseeable future. Yet, the reasons for their latency vary, owing partially to their individual nuclear histories.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 1: Republic of Korea

    02 February 2016. 

    While South Korea may be the most likely candidate to emerge as a new nuclear-armed state, it would be foolhardy for both economic and security reasons, in equal measures counterproductive and unnecessary.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    02 February 2016. 

    While Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in good standing with their non-proliferation obligations, each of the three makes for an interesting case study on potential proliferation. Given the well-developed status of their civilian nuclear industries, all three democracies in Northeast Asia can be called latent nuclear powers.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 2: Japan

    02 February 2016. 

    Unless Japan had serious doubts about the credibility of its alliance with the United States, it is unlikely a nuclear pursuit would be sparked if its security environment were to deteriorate.

  • Adelphi Books

    Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    02 February 2016. 

    Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? In this Adelphi, Mark Fitzpatrick analyses the past nuclear pursuits and current proliferation drivers of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    19 January 2016. 

    Arms, Arms Control and Technology by Bruno Tertrais

    Russia and Eurasia by Angela Stent

    Asia-Pacific by Lanxin Xiang

  • Events

    Double take: the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s nuclear test

    19 January 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, The Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 19 January 2016, 12.30-1.30pm

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