Briefing books, policy forums, special reports, briefing notes and occasional external documents published by Nautilus.

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By Project: Global Problem Solving Scenarios Information Technology and Tools: For more information on the Information Tool Kit please look here: Virtual Diasporas FOIA Global Disclosure Information Axioms Energy and the Environment: For more information on the Energy and the Environment Program please look here: Asian Energy Security East Asia Energy Futures East Asia […]


The Asia-Pacific is engaged in an intense process of region-building. Driven by economic integration and the end of the Cold War, regionalism is embodied in the rising stature of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). At the same time, the need for environmental cooperation is urgent. With the world's highest rates of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region, especially Northeast Asia, is rapidly emerging as the source of some of the world's worst environmental problems, including loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, acid rain, and high levels of toxic waste pollution. In the context of economic integration, competitive market forces constrain national governments from raising their environmental commitments. Concerted approaches are needed to establish common environmental policy frameworks. The APRENet Online Library seeks to facilitate these concerted approaches via information exchange and consensus building. Included below is the "Aprenet search filter," which may be used to explore the Network's archives. Please contact the Nautilus Institute's Environment Program at for further details.

ADAPTNet – Climate Change Adaptation

AdaptNet (ISSN: 1836-2478) is RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute's Climate Change Adaptation Program network focused on urban climate change adaptation. It is produced in partnership with Nautilus Institute. This decentralized network creates a offers information, analysis, and methodology to undertake urban climate change adaptive policy research and analysis.

Austral Peace and Security – Archives

APSNet was published from September 2005 to December 2010 and provided an overview of news that affected the peace and security in the Austral-Pacific region and that of its Asian neighbours.

Briefing Books

Large bodies of information on the following topics:
  • Korea-Japan Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
  • Australian Forces Abroad
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • Global Nuclear Futures

East Asia Science & Security – Archives

Archives from 2006 and 2007 for the East Asia Science and Security Network (EASSNet). EASSNet delivered timely news and innovative research across a range of issues relating to science and security, including energy security, bio-security, nano-technology, nuclear fuel cycle, missile technology, and information technology, especially within the East Asia region.

FOIA Document Search

Nautilus’ Freedom of Information Act – Global Disclosure Project examines and publishes information on government policy and doctrine in the United States and other countries. The project aspires to increase government accountability and inform the public on high-level government planning, particularly on issues of Nuclear policy. Our FOIA reports develop the existing discourse on current affairs by giving […]

Energy, Security and Environment Publications

The Nautilus Institute's Energy, Security & Environment Program analyzes the nexus of energy, security, and environmental issues in NORTHEAST ASIA. Based on this analysis policy initiatives are developed. The twin fields of "environmental security" and "energy security," as applied in Northeast Asia, underlie much of the program's work. The program was started in 1996.

Peter Hayes Publications

Selected security and sustainability publications from Nautilus Institute Executive Director, Peter Hayes.

NAPSNet – Nautilus Peace and Security

NAPSNet is a non-governmental information network launched by the Nautilus Institute in November 1993. NAPSNet covers the key areas of research and policy work of the Nautilus Institute nodes in San Francisco, Melbourne and Seoul, including Austral security, nuclear deterrence, energy security, climate change adaptation, the DPRK, governance and civil society and the links between these themes and the three regions in which our nodes are found—North America, Northeast Asia, and the Austral-Asia region.

Nuclear Policy Project FLASH Updates

The Nuclear Policy Project was a multi-faceted examination of the role of nuclear weapons and deterrence in global security, aimed at assessing the prospects for meaningfully reducing reliance on policies threatening the use of nuclear weapons. The project published the weekly Nuclear Policy Project FLASH (archive below) and other analyses and background papers. Following the […]

South Asia Nuclear Dialogue Network (SANDNet) – Archives (2000-2003)

The South Asia Nuclear Dialogue Network (SANDNet) aimed to bring together officials, NGO representatives, scholars, and others working to advance peace and security in South Asia. SANDNet weekly email and web updates provided news summaries, analysis, and discussion mainly from the South Asian press. SANDNet also served as a repository for security-related government documents, substantial policy statements, and links to other high-quality web pages that focus on regional nuclear and security issues.