On 13 and 14 March 2022, the BASIC-ICCS Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities hosted the track 2/1.5 dialogue ‘Different Perceptions, Shared Understandings: Towards a Responsibility-Based Regime to Reduce Nuclear Risks in the Asia-Pacific’.
The dialogue took place in-person in Dubai and brought together leading track 1.5 experts from a selection of four nuclear and non-nuclear-possessor states and organisations: ASEAN, Australia, India, and Pakistan. Each of these states and organisations have different perspectives and understandings around nuclear weapons issues, and each play important regional roles in the cultivation of the security landscape in the Asia-Pacific.
The meeting created a space for a meaningful exchange of views on individual and collective nuclear responsibilities in the Asia-Pacific, with the aim of developing mutual understanding and fostering joint thinking around shared responsibilities across participants. BASIC and the ICCS will be publishing a summary report from the meeting in the next couple of weeks.