US Department Of Energy Awards Nautilus $340,000 For Asian Energy Security Project
The US Department of Energy awarded the Nautilus Institute a $340,000 grant in support of the Asian Energy Security Project in 2005. The Asian Energy Security Project seeks to produce collaborative research, involving groups from each of the countries in Northeast Asia (including the DPRK, the ROK, the Russian Far East, China, Japan, and Mongolia) on different paths to addressing energy security issues in the region.
NAPSNet Top Story: UN Watchdog: S Korea Experiment Produced Enriched Uranium
The Wall Street Journal reported that the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency is investigating a secret nuclear fuel experiment conducted in early 2000 by ROK scientists, the officials said. The ROK reported that its “laboratory scale” experiment “involved the production of only milligram quantities of enriched uranium,” the IAEA said in a statement posted on its Web site. Highly enriched uranium can be used to make nuclear warheads. But the ROK said Thursday it has no intention of building nuclear bombs.
FOIA Report: The Student Movement In South Korea
This report was prepared for the US Department of State and released to the Nautilus Institute under the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This 1987 report by Vincent Brandt examines the student movement in the ROK in regards to tactics, ideology, structure, and place within Korean society, including relations with fellow students, the middle class, the Christian Church, and organized labor.
DPR Korea State Of The Environment 2003
This report is by the United Nations Environment Program on the State of the Environment in the DPRK. The report states “the conflict between socio-economic progress and a path of truly sustainable development is likely to be further aggravated unless emerging issues can be settled in time … both bilateral and multilateral international cooperation in the environmental field should be encouraged.”
Cooperative Verified Dismantlement Of Nuclear Programs: An Eye Toward North Korea
This report is by David Albright and Corey Hinderstein from the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). The report states “because this type of verification task is unprecedented, it is now necessary to design a verifiable dismantlement procedure that takes the steps necessary to create a transparent dismantlement process and ensure that a proliferant state cannot reconstitute the enrichment program without timely detection by the international community.”