NAPSNet 13 July 2011
- DETERRENCE: Non-state actors, nuclear next use, and deterrence
- DPRK: Mullen urges Beijing to influence N. Korea
- GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: In talks outside Capitol, Dalai Lama addresses spiritual matters
- AUSTRAL SECURITY: Dirty money: the Securency scandal
- ENERGY SECURITY: Myth-telling: The cult of energy insecurity and China-US relations
- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Are we adapting to climate change?
DETERRENCE: Non-state actors, nuclear next use, and deterrence, workshop: cooperation to control non-state nuclear proliferation: extra-territorial jurisdiction and UN Resolutions 1540 and 1373, Nautilus Institute (4 April 2011) [PDF, 40.6 KB]
Although a “strong legal framework, effectively implemented, can strengthen the impact of deterrence efforts against those who facilitate terrorist and other dangerous activities,” suggests Patrick Morgan, “both centrally directed multilateral endeavors along these lines and those implemented in largely decentralized ways are always very complex and unevenly effective, detracting from the effectiveness of deterrence.”
- Understanding the role of deterrence in counterterrorism security, RAND (2009)
- Deterring terrorism, it can be done, International Security (2005/06)
- Korea to host nuclear security summit in 2012, Korea Times (13 April 2010)
DPRK: Mullen urges Beijing to influence N. Korea, UPI (12 July 2011)
Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, urged China to do more to restrain North Korea and prevent potential attacks on the ROK. PRC President Hu Jintao celebrated the 50th anniversary of the China-DPRK Treaty of friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance by pledging to expand trade and investment in the DPRK. KCNA news noted that the treaty prevented war and safeguarded peace on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia.
- Hu hails friendly ties with DPRK, China Daily (12 July 2011)
- DPRK-China friendship develops through centuries, KCNA (11 July 2011)
- A time for the future of peace: The 11th anniversary of the 6.15 Inter-Korean summit, Nautilus Institute (14 June 2011)
GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: In talks outside Capitol, Dalai Lama addresses spiritual matters, The Washington Post (10 July 2011)
Last week, China displayed opposing diplomatic faces as it issued a strong warning against the US receiving the Dalai Lama, while engaging in its own cooperation with North Korea. The Dalai Lama arrived in Washington on July 6 to celebrate his 76th birthday as well as meet with various advocates and American political representatives. The Chinese government responded by stating that the Dalai Lama engages in activities to split the Chinese motherland, and sent a strong message to U.S. officials to not meet with the Dalai Lama.
- China warns U.S. officials not to meet Dalai Lama, Reuters (07 July 2011)
- Fifty years of friendship, China Daily (11 July 2011)
AUSTRAL SECURITY: Dirty money: the Securency scandal, Age (1 July 2011)
As Australia’s first foreign bribery investigation, Operation Rune, spanning Asia and Africa progresses, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Australian Government and private sector officials have been feeling the heat. This report examines the multimillion-dollar bribery charges, its impact on Australia and the political fallout in the region.
- Australia’s international anti-corruption obligations, Australian Government: Attorney-General’s Department (1 September 2009)
ENERGY SECURITY: Myth-telling: The cult of energy insecurity and China-US relations, Global Asia (June 2011)
Writing for Global Asia, Danielle Cohen and Jonathan Kirshner argue that as China’s energy imports continue to grow, clashes with the US over energy resources are NOT inevitable. The authors suggest that the typical view of “energy insecurity” results from two misconceptions; that supply of oil to any given state can actually be threatened, and a great overestimate as to the usefulness of foreign policy measures to improve energy security.
- Rethinking energy security in China, East Asia Forum (06 June 2010)
- Security tops the environment in China’s energy plan, NYT (17 June 2010)
- Oil-hungry China needs energy security rethink, FT.com (13 March 2011)
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Are we adapting to climate change? Global Environmental Change (2011) [PDF, 340 KB]
Lea Berrang-Ford, James D. Ford, and Jaclyn Paterson develop and apply a preliminary and exploratory systematic literature review methodology to track climate adaptation action globally. They challenge a number of common assumptions about adaptation within their research.
- Adapting to climate change: an evolving research programme, Climatic Change (2010) [PDF, 159 KB]
- IPCC fourth assessment report (AR4): climate change 2007, IPCC (2007)
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