By Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond
With the dissolution of the Soviet Union the nuclear threats dealing with the area are continually evolving and feature grown extra complicated because the finish of the chilly warfare. The diversion of entire weapon platforms or nuclear fabric to rogue countries and terrorist enterprises has elevated. The occasions of the previous years have proved the need to reevaluate those threats on a degree by no means sooner than thought of.
In popularity that no unmarried kingdom possesses all the solutions to the serious clinical, institutional and felony questions linked to struggling with nuclear and radiological terrorism, the NATO complicated study Workshop on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Threats” and this continuing was once dependent to advertise wide-ranging, multi-national exploration of severe know-how wishes and underlying medical demanding situations to lowering the specter of nuclear/radiological terrorism; to demonstrate via country-specific shows how ensuing applied sciences have been utilized in nationwide courses; and to stipulate the function of felony, coverage and institutional frameworks in countering nuclear/ radiological terrorism. One key final result of this booklet is best realizing of the interdependent contributions from around the foreign group of the clinical and technological elements and the criminal, coverage and institutional parts to battling nuclear and radiological threats.
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57 Like the United States-South Korea relationship, the Japan-United States relationship is complicated, and at times, convergent. This relationship is both politically and strategically important for both sides. There are many sources of tension that could lead Japan to lose faith in the extended nuclear deterrent provided by the United States, namely, United States-Sino relations, how the United States deals with the North Korean situation, and the 2010 NPR. A major security concern for Japan is a rising China, both in its military strength and economic policies.
While troop withdrawal and movement along with an OPCON transfer are likely not enough for South Korea to move toward development of their own nuclear deterrent, or to examine the fuel cycle as a hedge option, Seoul does carefully watch these movements with the lens of security assurances. Troop movements/withdrawals coupled with other factors that lead to a loss of confidence in the United States’ extended deterrent should be carefully monitored by Washington in terms of how to keep Seoul comfortable with the commitments.
Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges by Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond