The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: “Beyond Security Towards Peace”?
Published: March 23, 2012 in Canada-Asia Agenda (8 pages)
High-level representatives from 53 states, including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, will be in Seoul to attend the second Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27. For Seoul, the summit presents several challenges which will have to be handled well if the meeting is to be considered a success. Author Paul Meyer argues that despite the challenge of a restrictive definition of nuclear security, Seoul has the opportunity to ‘brand’ its own summit success by supporting practical results to secure vulnerable nuclear material and enlarging the summit scope to address threats to the nuclear order of greater saliency and priority than those associated with putative terrorists.