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PacNet #42 – PACATOM: Building Confidence and Enhancing Nuclear Transparency

The prospects of an increase in energy demand in the Asia-Pacific region, combined with the perceived need for energy security or self-sufficiency, have driven many countries to develop or at least contemplate the use of nuclear energy. This increased peaceful use of nuclear energy brings with it rising safety and non-proliferation concerns. Moreover, Asia-Pacific international cooperation in nuclear matters has been uncommon.