Weekly Report

Deterrence

The Group of 7 will meet in Shima, May 26-27 2016. Nagasaki mayor Tomihisa Taue proposed that Japan and the two Koreas establish a nuclear weapons-free zone.

DPRK

The recent agreement between the Koreas reveals a vastly changed Inter-Korean dynamic. Any agreement represents a snapshot of perceived relative power and usually also foreshadows relative power trajectories.

Governance and Civil Society

Maehyang Village, located next to islets used as a bomb test site by the US military, continues to feel the effects of decades of testing, despite an end to activities in 2005.

Climate Change Adaptation

This report, on an inquiry into aligning the financial system with sustainable development, focuses on moving investments into low-carbon projects.

Austral Peace and Security

The politically troubled Australian government is moving to join the US in bombing Syria and permitting ADF personnel to direct US drone strikes, while showing unhappy inventiveness in a new doctrine of a doctrine of collective self-defence.

Policy Forum

The Tesla Battery—An Electricity Storage Technology with Potentially “D...

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The Tesla Powerwall battery has the potential to demand further change of the utility industry, perhaps in some places shifting el ...

July 21, 2015

Challenges Associated with Natural Gas Exports from the U.S. to Asia: the O...

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In this Policy Forum David von Hippel writes "With an eye on the Asian market, developers have proposed two LNG export terminals f ...

July 7, 2015

Cyber threats and the challenge of de-alerting US and Russian nuclear force...

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Andrew Futter writes ‘A quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, both the United States and Russia retain a significa ...

June 15, 2015

Special Reports

Urban Security and Complexity in Northeast As...

August 24, 2015

Cities have become complex systems by virtue of their intersection with multiple global problems. Cities face new vulnerabilities and uncertainties as globalizati...

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The Higher Management of Pine Gap

August 17, 2015

by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter 18 August 2015 The full report is available here. I. Introduction The higher management of Pine Gap is and has a...

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The militarisation of Pine Gap: Organisation...

August 13, 2015

Many Australians associate Pine Gap with the Central Intelligence Agency, and it probably remains the CIA’s most important technical intelligence collection sta...

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Crossing Borders: a feminist history of Women...

August 10, 2015

Suzy Kim writes, "On May 24, 2015, thirty women peacemakers from fifteen nations walked with Korean women of the North and South to call for an end to the Korean ...

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Japan’s Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Groun...

August 6, 2015

This is a study of Japan’s ground-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) stations, the 17 (soon to be 19) major facilities that intercept, monitor, collect, proces...

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An Updated Estimate of Energy Use in the Arme...

August 4, 2015

North Korea’s new leader inherited a large standing conventional military. Shortly after taking over, he succeeded in launching a rocket and testing a nuclear d...

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Energy Security and the Role of Green Economi...

July 28, 2015

by David von Hippel Contributing authors: Yi Wang, Kae Takase, Tetsunari Iida, Myungrae Cho, and Sun-Jin Yun 28 July 2015 I. Introduction David von Hippel writes ...

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Global Problems, Complexity, and Civil Societ...

July 13, 2015

by Peter Hayes and Richard Tanter 13 July 2015 I. INTRODUCTION This Special Report is an extract (Chapter 2) to the book Complexity, Security and Civil Society i...

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FOIA Reports

Telephone Directory United Nations Command RO...

January 6, 2014

The Spring 1985 UNC/CFC/USFK/EUSA Telephone Directory package’s listings in this new directory are broken into geographic areas by telephone prefix. As inst...

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Intelligence Report: The Outlook for Nuclear ...

October 29, 2013

Date of report: August 2, 1957 Nautilus publication date: October 29, 2013 Description: After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, postwar Japanese publ...

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Concept for Operations in a Nuclear Environme...

October 17, 2013

Date of report: June 8th, 1982 Nautilus publication date: October 17, 2013 The USSR increased its military abilities throughout the Cold War instituting a constan...

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1968 Quarterly Operational Report for the 7th...

October 16, 2013

In 1968, tensions were much higher in the Korean Peninsula than today. The United States had a variety of tactical and theater nuclear weapons deployed in South K...

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Targeting the Soviet Army Along the Sino-Sovi...

October 15, 2013

In the 1970s, US defense officials took notice of escalating Sino-Soviet disagreements, particularly around the north eastern border.  In an attempt to stem the ...

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Military Aspects of a Study of the Implicatio...

August 28, 2013

The advent of China’s nuclear weapons program in 1964 has played an important role in the military-security landscape of Asia. Prior to its first nuclear te...

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Headquarters UNC/CFC Organization and Functio...

September 17, 2012

This manual reflects the organization, functions and relationships which exist within Headquarters, United Nations Command and within Headquarters, ROK/US Combine...

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Climate Change Adaptation

The Climate Change Adaptation Network (AdaptNet) is a fortnightly report that highlights best practices and demonstration projects addressing climate change. It focuses on cities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and how they might best prepare for a warming planet.

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AdaptNet là bản báo cáo được xuất bản hai lần mỗi tháng, chú trọng nêu bật các giải pháp thực tiễn hiệu quả nhất cũng như các dự án điển hình có khả năng thích ứng với biến đổi khí hậu. Bên cạnh đó, AdaptNet chủ yếu tập trung vào các thành phố tại Ốt-xtrây-li-a và khu vực Châu Á- Thái Bình Dương với các biện pháp chuẩn bị thích ứng với hiện tượng nóng lên toàn cầu.

About Nautilus

Our mission: WE HOLD THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD PEACE, CREATE SECURITY, AND RESTORE SUSTAINABILITY FOR ALL PEOPLE IN OUR TIME.

Since its founding in Berkeley, California in 1992, the Nautilus Institute has evolved into a thriving public policy think-tank and community resource. Along the way it has addressed critical security and sustainability issues such as the United States nuclear policy in Korea and the effect of the U.S.-China relationship on environmental insecurity. The Institute has built a reputation not only for innovative research and analysis of critical global problems, it also translates ideas into practical solutions, often with high impact.

The Institute convenes a community of scholars and practitioners who conduct research on strategies to solve interconnected global problems. Our Associates and Partners are located in Asia, North America, Europe, Australia and India. With our network of partner organizations and associates, we develop and apply these strategies to the linked threats of nuclear war, urban and energy insecurity, and climate change in the Asia Pacific region.

Nautilus encourages civil society to strengthen regional governance of these common problems and shared solutions.

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Nautilus in the News

French spying agency tapping Australia’s communications

July 13, 2015

Melbourne University intelligence expert and research fellow at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability Richard Tanter said the latest French revelations were part of a broader picture, largely revealed by Snowden as well as disclosure ...

North Korean drought is hobbling the power supply, and the economy with it

June 22, 2015

“Our understanding is that in the big power plants, not all of the boilers are working,” said David von Hippel, an expert on North Korea’s energy sector at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability.

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