Nautilus in the News

Interviews, commentary and analysis given by staff and associates of the Nautilus Institute.

Nautilus in the News

“Torus”: has one word in a Snowden leak revealed a huge expansion in surveillance?

The world of massive communications surveillance that former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has exposed since 2013 in fact began more than 50 years ago, as soon as western nations first connected across the oceans using geostationary satellites.

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‘N.K. may not put nukes on sub missile’

Peter Hayes, executive director of the U.S.-based Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, noted that the North’s underwater platform does not have stable means for communication, making it difficult for its ruler Kim Jong-un to give his direct order for the missile launch.

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Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Nonproliferation in 2015

Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Non-Proliferation in 2015 HAYES: Thanks very much, David. I believe we are actually at a tipping point at, at a threshold in the whole NPT regime. And the area that I know best, which is Northeast Asia, obviously, the North Korean breakout, nuclear breakout, represents a direct challenge to the […]

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US-NK tension dampens summit outlook

“Increased U.S.-North Korean tension always causes problems in inter-Korean relations,” wrote Peter Hayes, executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, in an email interview.

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A North Korea Watcher Watches “The Interview”

Peter Hayes, a co-founder and the executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, recently pointed to an August 14th U.S. Strategic Command symposium, currently on YouTube, in which a retired U.S. major general openly discussed assassination as an option to put in the “kitbag” to deal with Kim Jong-un.

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Interview with Takuya Hattori, JAIF and Peter Hayes, Nautilus Institute

“CSIS Interview Series: Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle” with Takuya Hattori, President of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Peter Hayes, Executive Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability and Interviewer Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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WA space telescope could track Chinese satellites, missiles

Richard Tanter, Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability and Professor, School of Social and Political Studies at University of Melbourne has been reported as saying that there are now large numbers of Chinese military intelligence, communications, and global positioning satellites in geo-synchronous orbits (GEO).  

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North Korea frees two Americans as Obama heads to Beijing

After the Fowles release, Peter Hayes of the Nautilus Institute in Berkeley, Calif, speculated that “North Korea is making a diplomatic push that could lead in a year’s time to a meeting between President Obama and Kim Jong Un.” The Fowles release, according to Hayes, was a small effort to show China and Russia that Kim is trying to engage […]

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Fearing North Korean Fire, Farmers Clash With Activists

Lee Jae Wook raised the scoop of his mud-spattered tractor as he braced for a scuffle with activists trying to fly balloons carrying leaflets calling for a revolt against Kim Jong Un across the border to North Korea. “I won’t let them provoke Kim Jong Un into firing shells at my town…”

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Is Jeffrey Fowle’s release a bid to end North Korea’s isolation?

Release of US Christian who left a Bible in a nightspot in the totalitarian society may be part of effort for isolated regime to start engaging.

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