Weekly Report

Deterrence

Vipin Narang argues that if the DPRK views China as a reliable patron, then its limited, recessed nuclear force suffices to catalyze China’s backing. If not...

DPRK

North Korea has a new airport. Optimists will opine that the airport represents fundamental change in North Korea is afoot. Realists will point...

Governance and Civil Society

Young North Koreans may adhere less to the DPRK’s ideology given their familiarity operating in the unofficial economy and increasing access to outside media...

Climate Change Adaptation

The observed changes in climate extremes in global urban areas have been analyzed during the last four decades (1973–2012) using daily data from...

Policy Forum

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

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by Andrew Futter 15 June 2015 I. Introduction Andrew Futter writes ‘A quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, both t ...

June 15, 2015

Opportunities beyond the Australian Energy White Paper

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by Samantha Mella and Geoff James 8 June 2015 I. Introduction Samantha Mella and Geoff James write “The (Australian Energy) Whit ...

June 8, 2015

Nuclear Threat and Korean Reunification

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by Peter Hayes 1 June 2015 I. Introduction In this Policy Forum Peter Hayes writes that “reunification will become harder a ...

June 1, 2015

Special Reports

The corporatisation of Pine Gap

June 24, 2015

by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, Richard Tanter, and Philip Dorling 25 June 2015 The full PDF version of this report is available here I. Introduction The Joint D...

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Expanded Communications Satellite Surveillanc...

May 28, 2015

by Desmond Ball, Duncan Campbell, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter 28 May 2015 The full report is available here. I. Introduction The recent expansion of FORNSAT...

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북한의 핵무기 개발과 능력

May 11, 2015

이 춘 근 (과학기술정책연구원 연구위원) 11 May 2015 English version (영어 버전) here http://www.kdjlibrary.org/ 요약 이춘근 한국 과학...

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Assessing North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Cap...

May 11, 2015

by Lee Chun-keun 11 May 2015 For the Korean language version of this report click here. I. Introduction Lee Chun-keun writes that ‘North Korea, after decades o...

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동북아 핵안전 보장: 동북아 핵안...

May 5, 2015

박윤원 5 May 2015 English version (영어 버전) here http://www.kdjlibrary.org/ 요약 박윤원 교수는 한국, 중국, 일본에게 주어진 핵에너...

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Securing Nuclear Safety in Northeast Asia: RO...

May 4, 2015

by Park Younwon 5 May 2015 For the Korean language version of this report click here. I. Introduction Professor Park Younwon writes that given their ‘inevitabl...

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Nuclear terrorism risks in Northeast Asia: J...

March 23, 2015

NAPSNet Special Report by Peter Hayes 23 March 2015 I. SUMMARY In this report Peter Hayes examines the risk of nuclear terrorism in Northeast Asia with particular...

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North Korea in 2014: A Fresh Leap Forward Int...

March 9, 2015

NAPSNet Special Report by Peter Hayes and Roger Cavazos 9 March 2015 I.     SUMMARY In 2014, North Korea neither overcame its isolation due to its nuclear wea...

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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 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.

N. Korea races to boost power in time for party anniversary

June 3, 2015

David von Hippel, senior associate with the Nautilus Institute think tank, which has done extensive research on North Korea’s energy situation, said he doesn’t believe the 20-50 percent boost is plausible.

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