Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 2 July 2015

DETERRENCE: China’s People’s Liberation Army bans smartwatches GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: LDP media bashers put security bills in doubt CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: An ecology for cities DETERRENCE: China’s People’s Liberation Army bans smartwatches, Anthony Ware, C4ISR & Networks (13 May 2015) Software for battle management, command support, guiding smart weapons, uses millions of lines of code. State-run cyber-espionage […]

Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia – Preface and Introduction

Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia

by Peter Hayes, Yi Kiho and Joan Diamond 2 July 2015 I. INTRODUCTION This Special Report is an extract (Preface and Introduction) to the book Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia, edited by Peter Hayes and Yi Kiho, published by Open Book Publishers in June 2015 ( This book is devoted to improving our understanding […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 25 June 2015

DETERRENCE: Nuclear strategies of emerging nuclear powers: North Korea and Iran DPRK: North Korea unveils a gleaming new airport terminal featuring high-end stores and chocolate fondue GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Young North Koreans a force for change but within limits, say analysts CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Changes in Observed climate extremes in global urban areas, open access DETERRENCE: Nuclear strategies […]

The corporatisation of Pine Gap

Tanter SR

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 Defence Facility Pine Gap, located just outside the town of Alice Springs in Central Australia and managed by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), is one of the largest […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Network: 18 June 2015

DETERRENCE: Cyber threats and the challenge of de-alerting US and Russian nuclear forces DPRK: North Korea drought ‘worst in a century’ GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: South Korea axes four coal plants, plans two new nuclear units DETERRENCE: Cyber threats and the challenge of de-alerting US and Russian nuclear forces, Andrew Futter, NAPSNet Policy Forum (16 June 2015) Futter […]

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


by Andrew Futter 15 June 2015 I. Introduction Andrew Futter writes ‘A quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, both the United States and Russia retain a significant number of nuclear weapons … capable of inflicting almost unimaginable damage, death and devastation.’ Futter argues that ‘the logic of de-alerting these nuclear […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Network: 12 June 2015

DETERRENCE: US finds peeling back the Iran sanctions onion no easy task DPRK: Adherence to and compliance with arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament agreements and commitments GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Seoul gay pride organizers vow to defy police ban CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-2030 AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: Iraq: an avoidable catastrophe? DETERRENCE: US finds peeling back […]

Opportunities beyond the Australian Energy White Paper

Mella and James image

by Samantha Mella and Geoff James 8 June 2015 I. Introduction Samantha Mella and Geoff James write “The (Australian Energy) White Paper’s framework of competition, productivity and investment provides a good platform for discussion, but a number of important issues are not addressed. These include the development of Australia’s abundant renewable energy resources, the consideration […]

Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 4 June 2015

DETERRENCE: Prompt global strike: China and the spear DPRK: N. Korea mum on fresh U.S. dialogue offer: sources GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: With rural Japan shrinking and aging, a small town seeks to stem the trend CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Challenges of urban resilience in India AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: Spooks admit it in private: Snowden has made them rethink their methods […]

Nuclear Threat and Korean Reunification

Hayes PF image

by Peter Hayes 1 June 2015 I. Introduction In this Policy Forum Peter Hayes writes that “reunification will become harder and increase in social, economic, and security cost the longer and deeper the DPRK develops nuclear weapons. The faster nuclear weapons are removed from the scene, the sooner reunification can commence at a cheaper cost, with […]