Projects by name

All of our projects listed by ending date. For our bulletin publications associated with these projects, click here.

Vulnerability to Terrorism in Nuclear Spent Fuel Management (2015 – present)

The Vulnerability to Terrorism in Nuclear Spent Fuel Management project will focus on reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism arising from the post-Fukushima management of spent fuel in Japan and the Northeast Asian region. To this end, the project will identify the potential for nuclear terrorism in Japan, both terrorist diversion and detonation of a nuclear weapon; or terrorist attack on nuclear facilities to conduct radiological warfare—in particular, spent fuel pools.

Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (2010-2015)

Since 2010 Nautilus has worked to establish a nuclear weapon free zone in Northeast Asia.

Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel (2012-2014)

The Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel project draws on a network of experts on nuclear safety and security in East Asia and the United States. Between 2012 and 2014 country teams from China, Japan, and South Korea will examine how alternative spent fuel storage locations, management strategies, and storage technologies—including deep borehole disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level wastes—can minimize the risk of radioactive releases caused by nuclear terrorism or by accidents.

Dangerous Waters: Examining the South China Sea Conflict (2014)

The chess game being played out in the South China Sea by China, Vietnam, the United States and other affected countries has wide implications as China’s needs, power and economy expands.  In today’s closely connected world the challenge is to find a path that will not lead to conflict.  So far the countries involved have […]

Climate Change and Reframing Australia-Indonesia Security (2008 – 2014)

Reframing Australia-Indonesia security is a Nautilus project in collaboration with Indonesian partner organisations through shared work on global problems: in particular climate change and energy insecurity. This includes the influence of climate change concerns on nuclear energy planning in the two countries, and the possible misperceptions deriving from both current nuclear planning and past nuclear proliferation attempts.

Australia-Japan: Towards a Sustainable Security Community (2011)

The symposium will identify the key dynamics of the strategic relationship, identify next steps in two important areas of shared interest (extended nuclear deterrence and nuclear disarmament), analyze the origins and consequences of non-security issues disruptive to the relationship and develop means of containing them, and strengthen the civil society underpinnings of the developing bilateral security community in the post-Fukushima era.

DPRK Building Energy Efficiency Training (2008 – 2011)

Training technical personnel in the DPRK on energy efficiency measures and funding the partial energy efficiency upgrade of a building in the DPRK.

Non-State Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and UNSC Resolution 1540 (2011)

This project explores ways to strengthen national implementation of the April 2004 UNSC Resolution 1540 obligations to prevent the spread of WMD to non-state actors.

Civil Society Monitoring and Verification Network (2007 – 2010)

A collaboration between South Korean and Japanese civil society organizations to examine nuclear proliferation in North-East Asia.

DPRK Energy Experts Working Group (2006 – 2010)

Convening experts on the DPRK energy sector to develop a realistic assessment of the DPRK energy sector and energy aid and engagement options to support efforts to denuclearize the DPRK.

East Asian Science and Security (2005 – 2010)

A network of scholars, policy-makers, and security experts from across the Asia-Pacific region who discuss security issues such as climate change, nuclear spent fuel, export controls, tracking nuclear proliferation, and other issues.

Strong Connections: Australia-Korean Strategic Futures (2010)

In 2010, Nautilus Institute at RMIT was funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation to organize a series of events on strategic futures and strengthened civil society policy relations.

Interconnections of Global Problems in East Asia (2009)

The project brings together experts from Japan, the ROK, and PRC to explore the interconnected relationship between non-traditional security issues such as urban insecurity, climate change and energy security and analyze the difference in policy responses to these issues in each country.

Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament (2008-2009)

This project seeks to supplement the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament with parallel work at the civil society level, which at least in the area of strategic relations, has been less developed than in other sectors.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Workshops (2008 – 2009)

Materials relating to the Melbourne and Seoul workshops on climate change impacts and adaptation in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia in November 2008 and March 2009.

Asian Energy Security (2000-2007)

Modeling the energy sectors of countries in North-East Asia to promote schemes for regional cooperation and examine the impacts of different strategies to address energy insecurity.

Nuclear Strategy Project (1992 – 2003)

The Nuclear Strategy Project is a public education project that examines the status and development of nuclear policy and doctrine in the United States and other nuclear-armed and nuclear-aspiring countries. Through publication of hard-to-get information about nuclear weapons and nuclear strategy, the project aspires to increase government accountability and empower those who argue for true […]

California Global Corporate Accountability Project (CAP) (1998 – 2002)

  About the Project The explosion of foreign direct investment by multinational corporations (MNCs) in the 1990s has elevated the overseas social and environmental performance of U.S. corporations to the center of the public spotlight. In many developing countries where U.S. firms manufacture goods, extract resources, or develop land, governments simply lack the regulatory capacity […]

Nuclear Policy (1998-2001)

The Nuclear Policy Project critically reviewed nuclear weapons policies currently operating in East Asia and other regions. The project aimed to help minimize or eliminate the role of threats to use nuclear weapons to support national security ends. The project focused on the prospects for achieving a meaningful abolition of nuclear weapons, and also addressed the implications that such an achievement would have for the larger long-term goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons worldwide.

DPRK Renewable Energy (1998 – 2001)

The US-DPRK Village Wind Power Pilot Project is the first attempt by a US non-governmental organization to work side-by-side with North Koreans in cooperative development. Previously, non-governmental organizations have been limited by both the American and the North Korean governments to delivering food aid to North Korea. The project installed seven wind turbine towers in […]

Information Tools: Virtual Diasporas (2001)

Diasporic Communication in the Contexts of International Conflict and Cooperation. Karim H. Karim, Carleton University PDF Version Diasporas and Their Communication Networks: Exploring the Broader Context of Transnational Narrowcasting (DRAFT) .   Information Technology, Virtual Chinese Diaspora, And Transnational Public Sphere Guobin Yang , University of Hawaii at Manoa PDF Version It explores the implications […]

Energy, Security and Environment in Northeast Asia (ESENA) (1996 — 1999)

The Energy, Security and Environment in Northeast Asia (ESENA) Project, completed in December 1999 (see final report (html format) |(pdf format)), analyzed energy, security, and environmental issues related to large-scale energy use in Northeast Asia. The primary purpose of this analysis was to develop joint U.S.-Japanese policy initiatives directed toward realizing a safe and sustainable […]

Pacific Asia Regional Energy Security (1997-1998)

The Pacific Asia Regional Energy Security (PARES) Project is exploring and developing methodologies to analyze decision-making options related to energy security in the Pacific Asia region. Results from application of the methodologies are being used to catalyze widespread acceptance of a well-grounded concept of energy security that can become the basis for safe, secure, and sustainable energy policies in Northeast Asia. The Project brings together key players in the region to explore new and comprehensive definitions of energy security, and to develop an analytical framework that can be used to evaluate the degree to which different energy "paths" - sets of energy- and non-energy-related policies and measures - enhance or detract from energy security.