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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HOPE BECOMES LAW: THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

RICHARD TANTER DECEMBER 12, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Richard Tanter suggests that an extensive regional dialogue on the legitimacy and utility of nuclear weapons is needed to institutionalize and make effective The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Richard Tanter is a Senior Research Associate […]

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MICROGRIDS FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN CHINA

YANG DECHANG DECEMBER 2, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Yang Dechang summarizes current research on and deployment of microgrids in China, including an overview of the history of microgrids in China, two examples of microgrid projects currently operating in China (Dongao Island and Sino Singapore Tianjin Eco-City), progress on regulation and policies […]

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U.S. PLANNING FOR PANDEMICS AND LARGE-SCALE NUCLEAR WAR

LYNN EDEN NOVEMBER 25, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Lynn Eden concludes: “It is puzzling that the Trump administration did not prepare for a pandemic. It is puzzling how those who develop U.S. nuclear war plans understand what they are planning.” The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Lynn Eden is senior research […]

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BUILDING COMMUNICATIONS NORMS ACROSS NUCLEAR C2

SALMA SHAHEEN NOVEMBER 24, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Salma Shaheen warns: “The pandemic has revealed a gross lack of preparedness and a weak response of nuclear-armed states to a global crisis that has implications far beyond health security.” Salma Shaheen is a teaching assistant/teaching fellow at Kings College, London and author of […]

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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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