The contributors to this book explore approaches to building a framework for nuclear governance in the Asia-Pacific – encompassing nuclear safety, security, and safeguards/non-proliferation.

Nuclear governance collaboration offers an avenue for states in the Asia-Pacific to tackle the emerging opportunities for and challenges to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and the civilian applications of nuclear and radioactive materials. The nature of national actions, bilateral initiatives and regional cooperation in capacity building taking place in East Asia provides a good foundation to pursue a more robust collaborative framework for nuclear governance in the wider Asia-Pacific region. The contributors to this book explore 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 US.

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.

1. Introduction: Nuclear governance in the Asia-Pacific 2. Asia-Pacific regional nuclear governance: Fragmented, patchy, yet fixable? 3. The missing piece? The US approach to nuclear governance in Asia 4. Nuclear governance in China: National efforts and regional contributions 5. Japan’s contributions to nuclear security and non-proliferation 6. Nuclear governance in South Korea: National actions and regional contributions 7. Role of nuclear education in nuclear governance: Perspective from Thailand 8. Nuclear governance in Southeast Asia: Practices, challenges and future pathways