Weekly Report

Deterrence

Image of a B-61 thermonuclear weapon. In the back it is assembled, in the middle it is divided into its major subcomponents, in the front it is almost completely disassembled. The warhead is contained in the bullet-shaped silver canister. Photo Source: wikipedia.org

DPRK

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends the first session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang on Thursday. Photo Source: Reuters

Governance and Civil Society

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Climate Change Adaptation

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Energy Security

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Austral Peace and Security

President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France as as they walk with other G8 leaders to the family photo at the G8 Summit in Muskoka, Canada, June 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Photo Source: Wikimedia.org

Policy Forum

ADIZ: a four letter word

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Roger Cavazos asserts that spring on the Korean peninsula is often associated with provocations. This spring may be exceptional s ...

January 21, 2014

A Red Hunt In October – For Pirates, Hooligans and Spies…

photo © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a knife at a Greenpeace International activist as five activists attempt to climb the 'Prirazlomnaya,' an oil platform operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom platform in Russia’s Pechora Sea

In this essay, Nikhil Desai criticizes the violent Russian attack on the Greenpeace ship and the subsequent pre-trial detention of ...

November 5, 2013

Adapting to the Present Day – A Good Substitute for Future Climate Ch...

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Saleem Janjua argues that despite the substantial indecisiveness over climatic projections and their impacts, we should start adap ...

October 22, 2013

Special Reports

An Updated Summary of Energy Supply and Deman...

April 15, 2014

by David F. von Hippel and Peter Hayes 15 April 2014 This Special Report was originally published as a Working Paper 2014-2 by the Center for Energy, Governan...

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Deep Borehole Disposal of Spent Fuel: Interna...

March 24, 2014

by Neil A. Chapman 25 March 2014 This Special Report was originally published as a Working Paper 2013-12 by the Center for Energy, Governance and Security at...

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Shale Gas Revolution and Desperate “Eas...

March 4, 2014

North America's shale gas revolution has fundamentally changed North America' s energy market, thereby bringing new opportunities and challenges to the Northeast ...

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LNG Import Diversification in Asia

February 25, 2014

Asia’s share of global demand for natural gas has increased from 13 to 18 per cent over the past decade, and the overall consumption has nearly doubled. At the ...

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The Impact of the “Shale Gas Revolution” ...

February 18, 2014

The successful development of shale gas extraction and production in North America has spread a positive outlook within the international energy community, which ...

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China’s Shale Gas: Current Perspectives

February 11, 2014

by Chen Weidong, Jiang Xi-Min and Zhou Xiaolai 11 February 2014 This Special Report was originally published as a Working Paper 2013-6 by the Center for Ene...

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Rethinking Energy Security in Northeast Asia

February 2, 2014

In this Special Report, Younkyoo Kim writes that despite both governments’ endless profession of an identity of interests between Russia and China, the truth is...

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Assessment of Energy Policy Options for the D...

January 30, 2014

The term “energy security” has typically meant little more than securing access to sufficient quantities of fossil fuels at reasonable prices. A broader conce...

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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

North Korea: Leadership Schisms and Consolidation During Kim Jong Un’s Second Year in Power, 38 North, Alexandre Mansourov

January 22, 2014

The year 2013 will be recorded in North Korea’s political history as the year of “anti-party and counter-revolutionary crimes and capital punishment,” most notably marked by Kim Jong Un’s acknowledgment that his own relatives refused to accep ...

North Korea: a breakout moment for Kim Jong-un?, The Christian Science Monitor, Robert Marquand

January 19, 2014

In the standard composite of Kim, he is said to like video games, has grown up shy and pampered, and went through a wild and impulsive period. "He's a modern kid. He's probably on Twitter. His dad stayed at home, but Kim Jong-un gets out," says Peter ...

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