Daily Report Archives

Daily Report Archives

Established in December 1993, the Nautilus Institute’s *N*ortheast *A*sia *P*eace and *S*ecurity *N*etwork (NAPSNet) Daily Report served thousands of readers  in more than forty countries, including policy makers, diplomats, aid organizations, scholars, donors, activists, students, and journalists.

The NAPSNet Daily Report aimed to serve a community of practitioners engaged in solving the complex security and sustainability issues in the region, especially those posed by the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program and the threat of nuclear war in the region.  It was distributed by email rom 1993-1997, and went on-line in December 1997, which is when the archive on this site begins. The format at that time can be seen here.

However, for multiple reasons—the rise of instantaneous news services, the evolution of the North Korea and nuclear issues, the increasing demand for specialized and synthetic analysis of these and related issues, and the decline in donor support for NAPSNet—the Institute stopped producing the Daily Report news summary service as of December 17, 2010.

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EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES: COOPERATION AROUND RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY IS CRITICAL

DAVID LEGGE AND SUN KIM OCTOBER 30 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, David Legge and Sun Kim outline a policy platform to promote a more equitable roll out of vaccines in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy initiatives directed at a more equitable and efficient response to the next pandemic. The essay […]

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ASSESSING THE MODERNIZATION OF NUCLEAR POSTURES

PETR TOPYCHKANOV OCTOBER 30 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Petr Topychkanov examines the  expanded roles of nuclear weapons in Asia Pacific in nuclear modernization strategies that emphasize nuclear options to respond to conventional and even cyber-attacks and  lowering of the nuclear threshold. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Petr Topychkanov is […]

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THE ROLE OF CITIES AS FIRST RESPONDERS TO PANDEMICS: FOCUSING ON THE CASE OF THE SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

CHANGWOO SHON OCTOBER 29 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Changwoo Shon envisions the role of urban governments in the future, including intercity network construction, by reviewing cases of responding to COVID-19 in Seoul amid changes in the international situation caused by COVID-19. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Changwoo Shon received […]

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NUCLEAR HOTLINES: ORIGINS, EVOLUTION, APPLICATIONS

STEVEN E. MILLER OCTOBER 29, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Steven Miller shows how the hotline concept has evolved to a variety of forms and settings, suggesting a broad utility. He argues “it is what might be called a pure or original version of an idea that remains compelling: making sure that the […]

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COVID 19 AND LABOR DEMAND, MIGRATION, AND MILITARY FORCE STRUCTURE IMPLICATIONS IN EAST ASIA

BRIAN NICHIPORUK OCTOBER 28, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Brian Nichiporuk suggests that Covid19’s impact on demography and labor demand “could significantly affect nuclear weapons security protocols in the region, the manpower and personnel policies of certain militaries, and the frequency, scope, and size of major exercises.” The essay may be downloaded in PDF […]

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ASIA-PACIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN THE PANDEMIC ERA

RICHARD PILCH AND MILES POMPER OCTOBER 27, 2020  I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Richard Pilch and Miles Pomper explore potential intersections of biological and nuclear weapons in the pandemic context including bioweapons threats in Asia-Pacific, control options, and nuclear deterrence and escalation in the context of both natural and deliberate biological events. The essay […]

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO NUCLEAR DEADLOCK AND STALLED DIPLOMACY – PROPOSALS, PATHWAYS, AND PROSPECTS FOR THE NORTHEAST ASIA NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONE

MICHAEL HAMEL-GREEN OCTOBER 20, 2020   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Michael Hamel-Green proposes that an alternative to continuing nuclear escalation, and the increasing threat of a nuclear catastrophe, does exist in the shape of a phased establishment of a regional Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (NWFZ) negotiated in tandem with a regional comprehensive […]

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EXTENDED DETERRENCE AND EXTENDED NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN A PANDEMIC WORLD

ALLAN BEHM OCTOBER 16, 2020   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Allan Behm argues that: “In recent decades, the credibility of extended deterrence, including extended nuclear deterrence, has continued to decline. The fragility of the deterrence doctrine was already evident before the appearance of the coronavirus. But President Trump’s mercurial approach to the coronavirus pandemic […]

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PANDEMICS

C G NICHOLAS MASCIE-TAYLOR AND KASUHIKO MOJI OCTOBER 12, 2020   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Nick Mascie-Taylor and Kazuhiko Moji explain the lessons learnt from the covid-19 pandemic include acting quickly, extensive testing, digital surveillance, public trust in government and leaders and cooperation between nations. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Nick […]

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NAGASAKI’S VOICE: 75 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

MASAO TOMONAGA OCTOBER 9 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Masao Tomonaga concludes that: “Even now in 2020 hibakusha continue to suffer atomic bomb radiation- induced cancers and leukemia. This life-long health consequence prove genuine inhumane nature of nuclear weapons. We must challenge a new stage of nuclear abolition under dangerous divide between NPT […]

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