The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
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Shahriman is a senior analyst in the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Program at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Malaysia. His research interests include Asian military affairs and nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. He earned his master's degree in strategic affairs from the Australian National University and has served as a visiting fellow at the university's Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy.
The author argues that Western governments and the nonproliferation community too often exaggerate the risks of nuclear weapons proliferation, but this does not mean that security concerns about new nuclear power programs should be abandoned.
The author argues that the risk of nuclear weapon proliferation is not as high as it is sometimes portrayed, but in any event, more should be done to cultivate a culture of safety and security in nations that adopt nuclear energy.