Special Reports

Special Reports are longer, often more technical, documents consisting of entire articles, government statements, and other documents relevant to security and peace in Northeast Asia.

NAPSNet, Special Reports

Ending Nuclear Threat via a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone

Peter Hayes Nautilus Institute NAPSNet Special Report January 6, 2015 This special report was first presented at the Nuclear Free Korea and Northeast Asia Conference, Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library, December 10, 2014, Seoul. Korean version (한국어 버전) here I. Summary This background paper sketches how nuclear threat is woven into inter-state relations in the Northeast […]

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Rapid Relief and Reconstruction in a DPRK Humanitarian Energy Crisis

Peter Hayes, David von Hippel, and Roger Cavazos Nautilus Institute 23 December 2014 I. SUMMARY This scoping paper identifies key issues associated with rapid relief and reconstruction for the provision of energy services that could arise in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This situation could occur in three ways: a) partial energy system […]

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OVERCOMING US-DPRK HOSTILITY: The Missing Link between a Northeast Asian Comprehensive Security Settlement and Ending the Korean War

Peter Hayes[1] Nautilus Institute NAPSNet Special Report, December 21, 2014 Originally presented at Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, workshop, Denuclearization of Northeast Asia and of the World ― Developing a Comprehensive Approach to a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (NEA-NWFZ): Workshop III, Nagasaki University, Tokyo September 15, 2014. I. Summary This paper attempts to define what […]

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Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Doctrine and Strategy: What Everyone Needs to Know

Alexandre Y. Mansourov, Ph.D. Senior Associate of Nautilus Institute North Korea has a small operational nuclear weapons program and a robust ballistic missile development program. The North conducted three small yield nuclear tests to prove its research and development results, improving the reliability of its designs and learning to further miniaturize its nuclear warheads for […]

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Japan’s Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style “Stadtwerke”

Japan’s Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style “Stadtwerke” ラジカルな日本の技術官僚 スマートコミュニティ、固定価格買い取り制度(FiT)、日本式 Stadtwerke (地元のエネルギー供給公社)を通じて構造改革   Andrew DeWit Originally published in The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 47, No. 2, December 1, 2014. Japan’s December 14 general election is essentially a rigged referendum on Abenomics. Despite the dismal economic news, team Abe […]

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Energy Security Concepts for Sustainable Development in Northeast Asia

David F. von Hippel 18 March 2014 Nautilus Institute This paper was prepared with support from the Hanyang University Energy Security and Governance (EGS) Center as EGS Working Paper Number 2014-06, available as  http://www.egskorea.org/common/download.asp?downfile=Working_Paper_2014_60.pdf&path=board The Center for Energy Governance & Security was started in 2012 with a major grant from the Korean Ministry of Education. Located at Hanyang […]

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Spent Nuclear Fuel Management in China

by Xuegang Liu Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering The Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 5 August 2014 I. INTRODUCTION With a population exceeding 1.3 billion and high economic growth averaging ~8% since the early 1980s, China’s demand for energy has increased dramatically. As of 2013, China is the world’s second […]

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Update on ROK Energy Sector and Energy Policies

by Woo Jin Chung Korea Energy Economics Institute, Republic of Korea 22 July 2014 I. ABSTRACT This paper presents the status of energy supply and demand in the Republic of Korea (ROK), as well as a description of current and recent policies related to the future of the Korean energy sector. The paper outlines the past […]

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Update: Potential for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in ROK

by Jungmin Kang Exploration of the Potential for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in South Korea: An Update[1] 1 July 2014 Visiting Professor, KAIST I. executive summary Since the Republic of Korea’s first nuclear power reactor was placed into operation in 1978, twenty three reactors have been placed into operation, with a total capacity of 20.7 gigawatts […]

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Strategies for the Rehabilitation of the DPRK Energy Sector

by David F. von Hippel and Peter Hayes The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability 24 June 2014 Prepared for the International Seminar on Political Prospects of Korean Peninsula and Strategies for North-South Korean Energy Cooperation on 7-8 November 2013, Yeoncheon, Republic of Korea. I. INTRODUCTION During the decade of the 1990s, and continuing into the second […]

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