NORTH KOREA’S INTERCONTINENTAL FEBRUARY SURPRISE?

NORTH KOREA’S INTERCONTINENTAL FEBRUARY SURPRISE? NASPNet Blue Peter February 16, 2017 by Peter Hayes, Honorary Professor, Center for International Security Studies, Sydney University, and Director, Nautilus Institute. I. INTRODUCTION Peter Hayes writes that the missile tested on February 12 2017 was not an intercontinental missile. Rather it was most likely a land-based version of the same […]

ANZUS WILL ENDURE

by Paul Barratt, former Secretary, Australian Department of Defence February 2, 2017  I.  INTRODUCTION This essay by Paul Barratt, former Secretary, Australian Department of Defence, responds to the confusion and uncertainty generated by President Trump’s dismissive and angry response to the deal struck by the Obama Administration to accept 1,250 refugees from Australia.  The author […]

Australia’s participation in the Pine Gap enterprise

Australia’s participation in the Pine Gap enterprise Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter 9 June 2016 Full report available here [1.7 MB]. Summary Australian participation in the operation of Pine Gap is effectively complete, with access to all areas of the base except the US National Cryptographic Room. The senior Australian Defence officials who […]

“Yes I Can!” Byungjin and Kim Jong Un’s Strategic Patience

NAPSNET Special Report Peter Hayes and Roger Cavazos March 29, 2016 I.  INTRODUCTION North Korea upgraded its nuclear and military power and grew its economy slightly, thereby realizing Kim Jong Un’s byungjin line. It also attempted to open new external fronts and to coerce the South to cooperate on its terms, but failed. Instead, it […]

SANCTIONING KEROSENE AND JET FUEL IN NORTH KOREA

NAPSNet Policy Forum Peter Hayes, David von Hippel, and Roger Cavazos March 10, 2016 I. Introduction Paragraph 31 of the UN Security Council’s sanction resolution 2270 passed on March 2, 2016 specifically takes aim at jet fuel and kerosene-type rocket fuel by the North Korean military. As the DPRK likely makes its own rocket fuel, […]

THE OFF-RAMP WITH NORTH KOREA

NAPSNet Policy Forum By Leon V. Sigal March 3, 2016 I. Introduction Leon Sigal analyzes the recent steps toward negotiations with North Korea. He quotes an interview with U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim, “when we conveyed to Pyongyang that we are open to dialogue to discuss how we can resume credible and meaningful negotiations, of course we meant […]

The Antennas of Pine Gap

THE ANTENNAS OF PINE GAP Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter 22 February 2016 Full report available here [7 MB]. Online-optimized version for faster download here [ 2.6 MB]. I. Introduction Antennas are the most readily available and visible evidence of the existence, character, and size of signals intelligence facilities that operate or monitor space […]

North Korean Power and Kim Jong Un’s Smaller H-Bomb

NAPSNet Policy Forum By Peter Hayes and Roger Cavazos Jan 12, 2016 I. Introduction In this essay, Hayes and Cavazos articulate the strategic connections between Kim Jong Un’s annual New Year address, his birthday, and North Korea’s fourth nuclear test. This article was first published yesterday in Global Asia, here. Peter Hayes is Honorary Professor, Center […]