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OFF THE BEACH: UNDERWATER WARFARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

PETER HAYES APRIL 24, 2018   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Peter Hayes describes how below  the vast waters of Asia, new weapons of war and the methods of thwarting them are proliferating. Advances in submarines by the world’s great navies are being joined by an increasing number of states in the region that are […]

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NUCLEAR COMMAND-AND-CONTROL IN THE QUANTUM ERA

PETER HAYES MARCH 29, 2018 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Peter Hayes concludes:  “Given the choices being made by the nuclear armed states to re-embrace nuclear weapons, it is useful to speculate about the potential effects of quantum technology on nuclear forces, and in particular, possible consequences for NC3 systems.  At least some of […]

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REDUCING THE RISK THAT SOCIAL MEDIA STORMS TRIGGER NUCLEAR WAR: ISSUES AND ANTIDOTES

PETER HAYES FEBRUARY 1, 2018   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Peter Hayes concludes that:  “Some form of independent, impartial, and pre-existing global early warning system may be useful to all nuclear armed states to provide a supplementary way to check not only the truth content of these alerts and social media storms, but the […]

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NO WIND IS FAVORABLE IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR PORT

PETER HAYES DECEMBER 15, 2017   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Peter Hayes argues: “We know that a nuclear free Korean Peninsula is linked to the entire region and cannot be achieved alone by the two Koreas. We need to choose which ports we are headed to and then adapt to the prevailing winds along […]

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ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE:  WHICH TABLE?

PETER HAYES OCTOBER 2, 2017    I.       INTRODUCTION In this essay, Peter Hayes reviews the potential military consequences of a conventional war in Korea arising from the tension created  by the rhetorical threats traded by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Il.  He suggests the possible killing rate in a new Korean War that does not […]

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NORTH KOREA’S INTERCONTINENTAL FEBRUARY SURPRISE?

NORTH KOREA’S INTERCONTINENTAL FEBRUARY SURPRISE? NASPNet Blue Peter February 16, 2017 by Peter Hayes, Honorary Professor, Center for International Security Studies, Sydney University, and Director, Nautilus Institute. I. INTRODUCTION Peter Hayes writes that the missile tested on February 12 2017 was not an intercontinental missile. Rather it was most likely a land-based version of the same […]

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Australia’s opposition to a ban on nuclear weapons

by Tim Wright, contributing author December 1, 2015 NAPSNet Blue Peter Tim Wright is Asia-Pacific director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (www.icanw.org).   Australia has positioned itself as the de facto leader of a loose grouping of US-allied nations working to prevent the start of negotiations on a global treaty outlawing […]

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Nuclear War and Daily Life

by Peter Hayes November 17, 2015   Most of the time, nuclear weapons and nuclear war are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. For one day, millions of Americans were reminded that they live in the edge of nuclear chaos. A Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile fired on November 7 from offshore Los Angeles set ordinary folks abuzz all the […]

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