East Asian Science and Security (2005 – 2010)

East Asia Science and Security (EASS) Project

The East Asia Science and Security project is a Nautilus Institute program designed to expand and deepen the role of scientists and technical experts of all kinds in the effort to address security issues and avoid WMD nuclear next-use. Scientists and technical experts can provide essential and timely advice to policy-making institutions and to individual decision-makers that is expert and objective, albeit always contested.  The EASS project brings together independent and credible scientific and technical experts in Japan, South Korea, and China to provide realistic policy recommendations on issues such as the DPRK nuclear issue, spent fuel nuclear fuel management, climate change and others.

Key Research:

Climate Change: Yun ZHOU, “Climate Change and Nuclear Power: Issues of Interaction“, January 2010.

Energy Security: David VON HIPPEL and Peter HAYES, “Growth in Energy Needs in Northeast Asia: Projections, Consequences, and Opportunities”, May 2008

North Korea: David VON HIPPEL and Peter HAYES, Fueling DPRK Energy Futures and Energy Security: 2005 Energy Balance, Engagement Options, and Future Paths“, June 2007. 

Nuclear Fuel Cycle: David VON HIPPEL, “Future Regional Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cooperation in East Asia: Energy Security Costs and Benefits“, June, 2010.

Additional Resources:

Climate Change

Energy Security

North Korea

Nuclear Fuel Cycle


This project is part of the Nautilus Institute’s East Asia Initiative.

The EASS Project is supported by the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New Land Foundation, and the Ploughshares Fund.

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