Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 9 October 2015

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UntitledDETERRENCE: Russia successfully test fires topol missile, Sputnik News (22 August 2015)

In August, Russia fired a Topol ICBM to the Sary-Shagan test range in Kazakhstan. Chinese tested a DF-41 ICBM that may carry multiple warheads. The United States fired a Minuteman missile from Vandenberg, selected randomly from missiles deployed in North Dakota.

gov imageGOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: China labor rights: Factory workers protest in Hong Kong, amid restrictions on mainland, Mark Hanrahan, International Business Times (13 September 2015)

Protestors from mainland China find more favorable conditions in Hong Kong, where there is greater freedom to express grievances without interference from authorities and protests are more likely to be covered by media outlets. Some mainland tourists are surprised to see protests that they would never expect allowed on the mainland, such as from the Falun Gong movement.

Climate security image 2CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: Dutch government ordered to cut back emissions in landmark court ruling, Mike Corder, Associated Press, the (24 June 2015)

Three BAU approaches to climate change and security:

  • In the Arctic the Russians (and the Americans) are coming;
  • Europe’s migration crisis is nothing compared to the likely South Asian version; and
  • The devil is in the details of the climate-food-security nexus.

Meanwhile in the Netherlands (and Pakistan) courts are asserting climate security rights of citizens against governmental inaction. Soon, governments will take the same tactic re other climate to coerce climate sleep-walker states.

The Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly Report presents articles and full length reports each week in six categories: Austral security, nuclear deterrence, 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.

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