Policy Forum

Nautilus Institute’s Policy Forum‘s focus is on the timely publication of expert analysis and op-ed style pieces on the foremost of security-related issues to Northeast Asia. Its mission is to facilitate a multilateral flow of information among an international network of policy-makers, analysts, scholars, media, and readers. Policy Forum essays are typically from a wide range of expertise, political orientations, as well as geographic regions and seeks to present readers with opinions and analysis by experts on the issues as well as alternative voices not typically presented or heard. Feedback, comments, responses from Policy Forum readers are highly encouraged.

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Nuclear Safety Concerns with China’s Growing Reactor Fleet

David Von Hippel and James H. Williams Nautilus Institute 28 October 2014 This paper was originally published with support from the Hanyang University’s Energy, Governance and Security (EGS)  Center, available in Global Energy Monitor Vol. 1, No.4. David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, including on nuclear spent fuel […]

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Ping-Pong Diplomacy for the 21st Century in the DPRK?

David Von Hippel Nautilus Institute 21 October 2014 This paper was originally published with support from the Hanyang University’s Energy, Governance and Security (EGS)  Center, available in Global Energy Monitor Vol. 1, No.5 as http://www.egskorea.org/common/download.asp?downfile=GEM_2014-6_Stephen_Blank.pdf&path=board.   David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, including on nuclear spent fuel management issues. […]

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Integrated Resource Planning for Asia?

David Von Hippel, Chris Greacen, and Chuenchom Sangarasri Greacen 21 December 2013 Nautilus Institute David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, as well as on analysis of the DPRK energy sector.  Chris Greacen and Chuenchom Sangarasri Greacen are cofounders of Palang Thai, an independent Thai […]

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Transition to Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy System: Momentum and Barriers

David von Hippel 30 October 2013 Nautilus Institute David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, as well as on analysis of the DPRK energy sector. This paper was prepared with support from the Hanyang University’s Energy, Governance and Security (EGS)  Center, available in Global Energy Monitor Vol. 2, […]

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Untying the Civil Nuclear Liability Knot in the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Kapil Patil 30 September 2014 Nautilus Institute Kapil Patil is a Researcher at the Indian Pugwash Society, New Delhi and views expressed are his alone. The successful and timely conclusion of the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement in 2008 had raised enormous hopes for rapid growth of India’s nuclear energy sector. The nuclear accord took place […]

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As the Keystone XL Debate Rages in the US, What Does it Mean for Other Resource Exports to Northeast Asia?

David Von Hippel 26 February 2014 Nautilus Institute David von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, as well as on analysis of the DPRK energy sector. This paper was prepared with support from the Hanyang University’s Energy, Governance and Security (EGS)  Center, available in Global Energy Monitor Vol. […]

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What Happens to Electric Utilities When It Is Cheaper for Consumers to Generate Their Own Power?

David Von Hippel 19 March 2014 Nautilus Institute David von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, as well as on analysis of the DPRK energy sector. This paper was prepared with support from the Hanyang University Energy, Governance and Security  (EGS)  Center as EGS, available in […]

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Supplying Energy Needs for the DPRK’s Special Economic Zones and Special Administrative Regions: Electricity Infrastructure Requirements

by Roger Cavazos and David von Hippel The Center for Energy Governance & Security Seoul, Korea 19 August 2014 I. INTRODUCTION The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) uses special economic zones as a mechanism for engaging in commercial activity with other nations without substantially converting its economy to a market model; earning hard currency […]

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Energy Needs in the DPRK

Energy Needs in the DPRK, and Opportunities for Collaboration on Energy Sector Engagement and Redevelopment by David. Von Hippel and Peter Hayes The Center for Energy Governance & Security Seoul, Korea 12 August 2014 I. INTRODUCTION A series of events in the last few years and months have kept the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in […]

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Should South Korea Go Nuclear?

by Peter Hayes and Chung-in Moon 28 July 2014 I. SUMMARY Relative to the status quo of relying on US nuclear extended deterrence, the ROK developing and deploying its own nuclear weapons, or, arranging for redeployment of US nuclear weapons into Korea, are fantastic ideas. The latter options would reduce the credibility of US retaliation in response to a […]

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