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Issues & Insights Vol. 08 – No. 12

Young Leaders (YL) have added an increasingly valuable element to meetings of the study group on Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Asia Pacific, an international working group of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). The younger generation of regional security students and specialists is cognizant of the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction and the need to develop innovative ways to address that danger. Pacific Forum has been fortunate to be able to invite Young Leaders to all the meetings of the WMD study group that it chairs in its capacity as secretariat of the U.S. member committee of CSCAP. Many of our Young Leaders have attended several meetings, helping – as the YL program intends – to build a real community of next generation thinkers who will be better able to work together to tackle shared security concerns in the future.