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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MONGOLIAN GRID DATA 

TOVUUDORJ PUREVJAV    SEPTEMBER 20, 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Tovuudorj Purevjav presents a description of the Mongolian electricity grids and their interconnections, a review of the present systems, technologies, and software for collection of grid data on the Mongolian electricity system, a description of existing methods for electricity demand forecasting in […]

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NATIONAL ENERGY COMPANIES IN NORTHEAST ASIA, ROLES IN DEVELOPING AND OPERATING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

PARK JIN HO, LEE SUNGKYU AND CHUNG WOONGTAE SEPTEMBER 18, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Park Jin Ho, Lee Sungkyu, and Chung Woongtae summarize the roles of state energy companies in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and in the other countries of Northeast Asia. They describe the roles of state energy companies […]

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FORMAL METHODS FOR NC3 SYSTEMS

ADAM WICK SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 II.  INTRODUCTION   In this paper, Adam Wick gives a call to action: “…the request for future NC3 protocol descriptions to include not only a broad description of the protocol and its goals, but also an executable specification of the protocol…Given the sensitivity of these systems, we believe that the […]

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THE ROK ENERGY SECTOR: CURRENT STATUS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, AND ENERGY POLICIES

CHUNG WOO-JIN AND LEE TAE EUI SEPTEMBER 14, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Chung Woo-jin and Lee Tae Eui describe the energy supply and demand situation in the Republic of Korea (ROK) energy sector, then describe existing projections of ROK energy use and the ROK energy policies likely to drive them. They […]

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MONGOLIA’S PERSPECTIVE ON ONGOING AND FUTURE REGIONAL ENERGY INTERCONNECTIONS

TOVUUDORJ PUREVJAV SEPTEMBER 11, 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Tovuudorj summarizes the status of Mongolia’s energy resources and electricity and heat production sectors, then describes existing energy policies in Mongolia with a particular emphasis on policies related to international energy infrastructure interconnections between Mongolia and the other nations of Northeast Asia. Mongolia’s […]

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ENERGY SECTOR CURRENT STATUS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND ENERGY POLICIES IN MONGOLIA

OYUNCHIMEG CH., TUYA N., ZORIGT D., SUKHBAATAR TS., BAYARKHUU CH. SEPTEMBER 8, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Oyunchimeg, Tuya, Zorigt, Sukhbaatar and Bayarkhuu describe the current status and recent trends and challenges in Mongolia’s energy sector, and describe projections by other groups of Mongolia’s energy future with respect to both meeting its […]

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UPDATED ESTIMATES OF REFINED PRODUCT SUPPLY AND DEMAND IN THE DPRK, 2010 – 2020

 DAVID VON HIPPEL AND PETER HAYES SEPTEMBER 2, 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, David von Hippel and Peter Hayes provide an update to their estimates, originally published in June 2019, of DPRK supply of and demand for petroleum products in recent years.  Demand (and thus balancing supply) for key oil products in […]

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ENERGY SECTOR CURRENT STATUS, RECENT CHANGES, AND ENERGY POLICIES IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST (RFE)

OLGA DYOMINA AND ALEXANDER IZHBULDIN AUGUST 28, 2020 I. INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Olga Dyomina and Alexander Izhbuldin describe the current status and recent trends in energy supply and demand in the Russian Far East (RFE).  RFE energy policies are considered, and current and planned projects for exporting energy resources to the countries of […]

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ESTIMATE OF OIL STORAGE CAPACITY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

DAVID VON HIPPEL, PETER HAYES, AND LIAM TASA AUGUST 25, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this Special Report, David von Hippel, Peter Hayes, and Liam Tasa describe an estimate of oil storage volumes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  DPRK oil storage volumes are of interest to the international community for a number of […]

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SECURITY THROUGH SIMPLICITY PODCAST

ERIC GROSSE JULY 7 2020    I. INTRODUCTION In the podcast “Security Through Simplicity,” Eric Grosse, former Vice President of Security and Privacy Engineering at Google, explains the technical cryptographic choices for CATALINK “a system strong enough to resist well-resourced adversaries, yet simple enough to be reviewed and adopted by skeptical international competitors.” This podcast […]

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