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Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, and Mr Julius Cesar Trajano, Research Fellow, launched their co-edited book Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific.
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Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific
03 Aug 2022

Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, and Mr Julius Cesar Trajano, Research Fellow, launched their co-edited book Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore on 3 August 2022. Contributing authors from Australia, the United States, China and Thailand joined the book launch to present key findings from their respective chapters. The book, published by Routledge, is the culmination of a two-year research project that aimed to examine th ... more

Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, and Mr Julius Cesar Trajano, Research Fellow, launched their co-edited book Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore on 3 August 2022. Contributing authors from Australia, the United States, China and Thailand joined the book launch to present key findings from their respective chapters. The book, published by Routledge, is the culmination of a two-year research project that aimed to examine the regional trends, issues, and challenges of using nuclear technology.

At the book launch, the editors and contributing authors explained how this edited book offered a broad-based analysis of nuclear governance in the Asia-Pacific and the pivotal role of Southeast Asia, an area that scholarly literature in the form of a book or edited volume has seen relatively little of in recent years. Most of the books on related topics have tended to concentrate on global nuclear regimes, proliferation of nuclear weapons, and nuclear issues in South Asia and Northeast Asia. As an authoritative reference on the burgeoning nuclear governance cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, with special emphasis on Southeast Asia and the role of ASEAN-related mechanisms and institutions, the book also assessed the progress and gaps at national and regional levels in managing civilian nuclear issues and challenges.

The contributors to this book also explored the most critical nuclear safety, security, and non-proliferation issues faced by states in the Asia-Pacific and the growing cooperation spearheaded by Southeast Asian countries, China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. This book is a valuable read for academics working on security and strategic studies, international relations, non-traditional security issues as well as nuclear-related issues.

The book (hardback and e-copy) is available at https://www.routledge.com/Nuclear-Governance-in-the-Asia-Pacific/Caballero-Anthony-Trajano/p/book/9781032130675  (20% Discount Available – enter the code FLE22 at checkout).

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