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The Resource The proliferation security initiative : making waves in Asia, Mark J. Valencia

The proliferation security initiative : making waves in Asia, Mark J. Valencia

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The proliferation security initiative : making waves in Asia
Title
The proliferation security initiative
Title remainder
making waves in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Mark J. Valencia
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), launched by US President Bush in May 2003, is intended to prevent traffic in elements of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Most WMD traffic moves by sea, and the focus of the PSI is on maritime interdictions and seizures. Although the PSI has had some significant successes, it has been criticised for lacking sufficient public accountability, stretching international law to the limits, undermining the UN system, potentially limited effectiveness and being politically divisive. Moreover, Asian countries that are key to PSI's successful implementation - notably China, India, Indonesia and South Korea - have deferred active involvement despite US pressure. Options for increasing PSI participation and enhancing its effectiveness include changes to existing international law; expanding existing conventions or developing a new one; obtaining an unambiguous empowering UN Security Council Resolution; obtaining NATO endorsement; arguing pre-emptive self-defence; and building a coalition of countries willing to perform such interdictions on each other's ships and aircraft on or over their territorial seas. However, each of these options would face obstacles and limitations that must be overcome for the PSI to be fully effective
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ERL
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Valencia, Mark J
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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International Institute for Strategic Studies
Series statement
Adelphi papers,
Series volume
376
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  • Arms control
  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Proliferation Security Initiative
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Asia
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The proliferation security initiative : making waves in Asia, Mark J. Valencia
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Publication
Note
Published "for The International Institute for Strategic Studies" - t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Asian maritime security context -- The proliferation security initiative -- Issues and options -- PSI politics and the way forward
Control code
62346697
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
93 pages
Isbn
9780415395120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The proliferation security initiative : making waves in Asia, Mark J. Valencia
Publication
Note
Published "for The International Institute for Strategic Studies" - t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Asian maritime security context -- The proliferation security initiative -- Issues and options -- PSI politics and the way forward
Control code
62346697
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
93 pages
Isbn
9780415395120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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