- DETERRENCE: No third use: an interview with Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue
- DPRK: Full text of inter-Korean agreement: KCNA
- GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Ten years later, contamination still plagues Maehyang Village
- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: The coming financial climate: Aligning the financial system with sustainable development
- AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: America invites Australia to bomb Arabs in Syria
DETERRENCE: No third use: an interview with Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue, Interview, Daniel Horner, Arms Control Association (July/August 2015)
The Group of 7 will meet in Shima, May 26-27 2016. Hiroshima mayor Matsui Kazumi invited them to meet hibakusha in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nagasaki mayor Tomihisa Taue proposed that Japan and the two Koreas establish a nuclear weapons-free zone. Will Obama visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki? If so, what would he say?
- Hiroshima’s Peace Declaration, Aug. 6, 2015, Matsui Kazumi (August 6, 2015)
- The names of experiments, Isao Hashimoto, YouTube (3 September 2012)
DPRK: Full text of inter-Korean agreement: KCNA, Yonhap News Agency (25 August 2015)
The recent agreement between the Koreas reveals a vastly changed Inter-Korean dynamic. Any agreement represents a snapshot of perceived relative power and usually also foreshadows relative power trajectories. While it is important to see how the agreement is implemented, it would be far better to address the root causes of insecurity between the Koreas with a comprehensive security agreement.
- Tensions update IV: The agreement, Stephan Haggard, North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog (24 August 2015)
- 高音喇叭广播在韩朝关系中的作用 (The Role of Loudspeaker Broadcasts in Inter-Korean relations), William King, The Voice of America (Mandarin Version) (26 August 2015)
- A comprehensive agreement for security in Northeast Asia, Morton Halperin, The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability (16 March 2015)
GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Ten years later, contamination still plagues Maehyang Village, Hong Yong-deok, Hankyoreh (20 August 2015)
Maehyang Village, located next to islets used as a bomb test site by the US military, continues to feel the effects of decades of testing, despite an end to activities in 2005. The area has never been fully cleaned and fears of contamination hinder business around fishing, the village’s main economic activity. Plans to develop the area into youth baseball fields further threaten economic livelihood, according to some resident groups.
- Former U.S. bombing range to become ‘youth baseball mecca’, Hong Yong-deok, Hankyoreh (20 April 2015)
- Bombing ends, but village still not free from past, Steven Borowiec, Yonhap (12 September 2012)
- Echoes of Maehyong-ri’s Cold War, Todd Thacker, Oh My News (23 April 2004)
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: The coming financial climate: Aligning the financial system with sustainable development – the Inquiry’s fourth progress report, United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP (2015) [526 KB, PDF]
This report, on an inquiry into aligning the financial system with sustainable development, focuses on moving investments into low-carbon projects. It considers the need to invest in adaptation to protect economies from the risks associated with climate change. The report argues that the world’s financial system must undergo comprehensive change by 2035 if humanity is to make the transition needed to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change.
- INSURANCE 2030: Harnessing insurance for sustainable development, Butch Bacani, Jeremy McDaniels and Nick Robins, UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP (June 2015) [642 KB, PDF]
- The Brazilian financial system and the green economy: alignment with sustainable development, Center For Sustainability Studies At Getulio Vargas Foundation (September 2014) [2.69 MB, PDF]
AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: America invites Australia to bomb Arabs in Syria, Rodger Shanahan, The Interpreter (24 August 2015)
The politically troubled Australian government is moving to join the US in bombing Syria and permitting ADF personnel to direct US drone strikes,while showing unhappy inventiveness in a new doctrine of collective self-defence. Meanwhile “despite claims by the US-led Coalition that its airstrikes are ‘the most precise and disciplined in the history of aerial warfare’, many hundreds of non-combatants have been killed by the 12 international allies in the first year of their air war.”
- Australia in talks to expand bombing raids against Islamic State into Syria, David Wroe, Sydney Morning Herald (13 August 2015)
- Cause for concern: civilians killed in coalition strikes, Airwars (August 2015)
- Andrew Farran on Australia’s coming ‘war’ in Syria, Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry (25 August 2015)
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