Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly – 7 March 2013

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Peter Hayes – Deterrence Contributor, "Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly – 7 March 2013", NAPSNet Weekly Report, March 07, 2013,


See this week’s blog: Shaping the Strategic Environment Not Bad Behaviors, from our Energy Security contributor, Peter Hayes.

DETERRENCE: Statement on NNSA defense nuclear nonproliferation and naval reactors activities before the Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development House Committee on Appropriations, Neile Miller (26 February 2013) [PDF, 62.6KB]

Sequestration will degrade DOE/NNSA programs to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security programs, naval nuclear propulsion, and nuclear counterterrorism and emergency response capabilities.

Image source: 3.bp.blogspot.comBLOG: Shaping the Strategic Environment Not Bad Behaviors

by Peter Hayes – Deterrence Contributor

At the Asan Institute Nuclear Forum 2013, I argued that US vital interests in the region…

DPRK: North Korea’s new target: the armistice, Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times (31 August 1995)

North Korea threatened to quit the Military Armistice.  They have issued this largely symbolic threat numerous times since 1994.  After China normalized relations with South Korea in 1992, South Korea cannot be cut from negotiations.  There is an increased possibility of miscalculation as forces on both sides of the DMZ conduct military exercises. Some Chinese want to “cut off” North Korea – but only in English-language publications.

GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea, Kang Tae-hwa and Kim Hee-jin, Joongang Ilbo (2 March 2013)

The ROK will resume humanitarian aid to the DPRK in a trust-building effort, part of a’ two-track strategy’ of supporting UN sanctions on the DPRK while simultaneously pursuing ‘trust-building’ policies such as providing aid. China will join the UN Security Council in new sanctions on the DPRK amid signs that China is reconsidering its DPRK policy and may be cooling on the alliance. In response, the DPRK threatened to sever its military ‘hotline’ with the US.

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: When disasters and conflicts collide: improving links between disaster resilience and conflict prevention, Katie Harris, David Keen and Tom Mitchell, Overseas Development Institute – ODI (February 2013) [PDF, 9.5MB]

A number of high profile disasters in fragile and conflict-affected countries have increased attention on the concurrence of disasters and conflict, and there is an expectation that disasters and conflict will coincide more in the future. Climate change, continued urbanization, food price fluctuations, financial shocks and other stresses may all shape – and complicate – future trends in the disaster–conflict interface.

AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: Marines in Darwin – make it so, Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson, The Strategist (ASPI) (1 March 2013)

Sequestration would only make Washington even more eager for its partners in the Asia–Pacific to step up and provide some of the resources required to execute the US rebalance. Already, it’s clear that there’s disappointment in Washington about the allied response. Australia could do its ally—and itself—a big favour by putting some money on the table to properly support the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the US training mission to Northern Australia.

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. Each week, one of our authors also provides a short blog that explores these inter-relationships.

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