- DETERRENCE: Oral History, Lt. Gen. John Cushman
- DPRK: North Korea to Re-Open Investigation into Abduction of Japanese Citizens Decades Ago
- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Climate Stress, Behavioral Adaptation and Subjective Well Being in Coastal Cities of India
- ENERGY SECURITY: Risk of Nuclear Accidents ‘Rising’
- CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: Third National Climate Assessment
DETERRENCE: Oral History, Lt. Gen. John Cushman, US Army Retired, (Volume II, V)
As Commander of the US-ROK I Corps from 1976-78, Gen. John Cushman concluded that US-ROK artillery and rocket units could not gather intelligence, select targets, control nuclear fires, and coordinate nuclear strikes with maneuver units, and would not pass audit. His overriding aim was to defend his sector without being forced to consider nuclear war. (vol. V, 22-7) [PDF, 2.7MB]
- Korea 1976-78, A Memoir, John Cushman, April 1998, p. 26. [PDF, 4.4MB]
- John H. Cushman, “Military Options in Korea’s End Game”, NAPSNet Policy Forum, May 23, 1994
DPRK: North Korea to Re-Open Investigation into Abduction of Japanese Citizens Decades Ago. Australia Network News, (30 May 2014)
North Korea has been relatively quiet for the past few months. It has been particularly quiet given quiet given a food condition that is still rather tight. However, the relative quiet also allows for negotiations. North Korea agreed to investigate the plight of Japanese abductees, Japan agreed to loosen some sanctions. On the Six Party Front, after the U.S. met with the North Koreans, the U.S. head of Six Party Talks is now meeting with the South Korean and Chinese heads of Six Party Talks. There almost reasons for guarded optimism.
- U.S., allies agree to further study intel swaps on North Korea missiles. Rachel Oswald, Global Security Newswire (2 June 2014)
- S. Korea, U.S. to seek closer coordination with China on N. Korea. Lee Chi-dong, Yonhap News Agency. (3 June 2014)
- South Korean Six Party Talks Head: U.S.-China negotiating South Korea conditions on re-starting Six Party Talks, (China) Global Times. (3 June 2014) [Chinese language]
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Climate Stress, Behavioral Adaptation and Subjective Well Being in Coastal Cities of India, Parul Rishi and Ruchi Mudaliar, American Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 13-21 (2014) [350 KB, PDF]
Out of the several projected impacts of climate change in India, coastal zones are apprehended to suffer the most devastating effects owing to the vast sea-side development and huge populations in the vicinity of the coast. Therefore, there is a pressing need to address issues related to climate stress, adaptation, vulnerability and coping in coastal cities of India, especially from the psychological perspective.
- Behavioural Mapping of Indian Urban Settlements towards Changing Climate: An Empirical Study, Parul Rishi, MD Omprakash and Ruchi Mudaliar, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India (2008) [792 KB, PDF]
- Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank (2011) [1.57 MB, PDF]
ENERGY SECURITY: Risk of Nuclear Accidents ‘Rising’, Julian Borger, The Hindu (1May 2014)
A Chatham House report claims, “Until their elimination, vigilance and prudent decision-making in nuclear policies are therefore of the utmost priority.” India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, widely thought to come back to power, with a top leader known to act like law unto himself, has promised a review of the country’s “no first use” pledge. In pursuit of a “credible deterrent,” the security of the country’s nuclear materials has been entrusted to gods, like much else in India.
- Too close for comfort: Cases of new nuclear use and options for policy, Patricia Lewis, Heather Williams, Benoit Pelopidas, Sasan Aghlani, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs (2014)
- Finger on the nuclear trigger, Editorial, Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai) (10 May 2014)
- Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach?, Henry Sokolski (ed.), (March 2014)
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: Third National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program (May 2014)
All discussion of climate change and security is fundamentally irrelevant without concerted, comprehensive and cooperative global policy intervention on mitigation and adaptation. Should Barack Obama’s attempt to re-set the US domestic agenda fail, then a US role in shaping a new global agreement in Paris in 2015 will be either negligible, obstructive, or both. Meanwhile, Australian PM Tony Abbott has refused to put the issue of climate change on the coming G20 meeting agenda.
- UN climate change chief praises new US pollution regulations, Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (2 June 2014)
- Is that a lump of coal or are you feeling happy? Tom Arup, The Age, June 3, 2014
- Governing Energy: Asia’s Future and the G20, Ann Florini, Brookings East Asia Commentary 78 (May 2014)
The Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly Report presents articles and full length reports each week in six categories: Austral security, nuclear deterrence, energy security, climate change and security, the DPRK, climate change adaptation and governance and civil society. Our team of contributors carefully select items that highlight the links between these themes and the three regions in which our offices are found—North America, Northeast Asia, and the Austral-Asia region.