HOTLINE BETWEEN TWO KOREAS: STATUS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE TASKS

MOON CHUNG-IN MARCH 6 2020   I. INTRODUCTION In this paper, Moon Chung-in and Boo Seung-chan provide historical context on the hotlines linking South and North Korea and point to the lessons that can be learned from the decades-long effort. A podcast with Moon Chung-in and Philip Reiner can be found here   Moon Chung-in is […]

THE DPRK’S COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND ITS RESPONSE

SHIN YOUNG-JEON MARCH 3, 2021   I. INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Shin Yeong-jeon notes that both the DPRK and the United States say “No Problem” when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic in the DPRK: “The DPRK is voicing “No Problem” despite the economic sanctions of the United States and the United Nations. The […]

BIDEN’S COVID19 MULTILATERALISM AND KOREAN DENUCLEARIZATION

PETER HAYES JANUARY 3, 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Peter Hayes suggests that: “With ROK leadership in the US-ROK alliance, it may be possible to get the Biden Administration to support substantial public health assistance and engagement of the DPRK on humanitarian grounds, in turn rebuilding trust between KJU and Biden to the […]

LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC-NUCEAR WEAPONS NEXUS FOR SURVIVAL IN 2021

PETER HAYES DECEMBER 31 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Peter Hayes suggests nine nuclear risk reduction measures that are applicable in Northeast Asia to manage the increased risk of nuclear war due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Hayes is Director of the Nautilus Institute and Honorary Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at the […]

PANDEMIC FUTURES and NUCLEAR WEAPON RISKS

THE NAGASAKI 75TH ANNIVERSARY PANDEMIC-NUCLEAR NEXUS SCENARIOS RECNA-NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY, ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP NETWORK, NAUTILUS INSTITUTE DECEMBER 17 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION This report declares: “Leaders today must take urgent action to mitigate the rising threat of nuclear war in the era of pandemics reflecting the voice of Nagasaki, Let Nagasaki be the Last!”  The report provides […]

HOPE BECOMES LAW: THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

RICHARD TANTER DECEMBER 12, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Richard Tanter suggests that an extensive regional dialogue on the legitimacy and utility of nuclear weapons is needed to institutionalize and make effective The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Richard Tanter is a Senior Research Associate […]

MICROGRIDS FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN CHINA

YANG DECHANG DECEMBER 2, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Yang Dechang summarizes current research on and deployment of microgrids in China, including an overview of the history of microgrids in China, two examples of microgrid projects currently operating in China (Dongao Island and Sino Singapore Tianjin Eco-City), progress on regulation and policies […]

U.S. PLANNING FOR PANDEMICS AND LARGE-SCALE NUCLEAR WAR

LYNN EDEN NOVEMBER 25, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Lynn Eden concludes: “It is puzzling that the Trump administration did not prepare for a pandemic. It is puzzling how those who develop U.S. nuclear war plans understand what they are planning.” The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Lynn Eden is senior research […]