The Rising Powers Initiative (RPI) project components are as follows:
- Policy Alerts and Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest
In early 2013, the RPI started publishing and distributing Policy Alerts and Nuclear Debates in Asia Digests, which offered policy assessments and updates on events and issues related to the project’s study.
Policy Alerts and Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest Archive:
April 2014 – Rising Powers React to Nuclear Security Summit
February 2014 – Asian Powers Wrestle Over Nuclear Security in Asia
December 2013 – Asian Powers React to Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Deal
April 2013 – China’s Nuclear Energy Technology Sales to Pakistan
February 2013 – South Korea – New Government, Old Nuclear Debates
The project’s major product is a book — The Nuclear Debate in Asia: The Role of Geopolitics and Domestic Processes (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) on the domestic nuclear debates in Asia, including studies on China, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and ASEAN. The book’s authors identified the key actors and institutions driving nuclear debates in each country, placed these actors and debates into a constructive analytical framework based on “schools of thought,” and tested how these groups align on nuclear issues with expectations drawn from the different schools.
Regular blog posts on topics related to the project will be published on the RPI Blog.
- Web-Based Resources
In addition to a presence on the RPI Blog, the RPI website, and on Twitter (@westmyer), the project includes a research database that will be updated regularly to provide user-friendly access to scholarly and policy relevant articles and books on the current nuclear debates in Asia.
Click here to access the research database. You can use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow down your research interest.
- Policy Briefs
RPI will publish Policy Briefs – detailed but concise policy assessments based on the findings of this project study – to inform US policymakers and media professionals of the ongoing nuclear debates.
Policy Brief Archive:
- Policy Briefings and Events
RPI will convene a number of policy and media briefings and events to educate policymakers and media professionals on the findings of this study.
January 22, 2014
The Rising Powers Initiative co-hosted a “Nuclear Perspectives in Asia Workshop” in Hanoi, Vietnam along with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USH) at Vietnam National University – Hanoi. Click here to view the agenda and additional information on the trip.
November 14, 2013
RPI and IERES co-sponsored a conference on Central Asia and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia. Authors in the Nuclear Debates in Asia project actively participated in the event and a summary of the proceedings can be found by clicking here.
October 2, 2013
RPI teamed up with the National Bureau of Asian Research for the launch of their book, Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age. Authors in the Nuclear Debates in Asia project actively participated in the event and a summary of the proceedings can be found by clicking here. You can listen to the audio by clicking the following links: Event Audio Part I and Event Audio Part II.