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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Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 23 April 2015

DPRK: Why is US pleased with India’s outreach to North Korea? GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Professors launch online forum for seeking to understand Sewol tragedy CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Global risks report 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: China and other big emitters challenge Australia over its climate change policies DPRK: Why is US pleased with India’s outreach to North Korea? Shweta […]

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The $40 billion submarine pathway to Australian strategic confusion

by Richard Tanter 20 April 2015 I. Introduction Richard Tanter writes “Almost everything about the Abbot…

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Nautilus Peace and Security Network: 16 April 2015

DETERRENCE: The war that must never be fought DPRK: The third session of 13th SPA: Business as usual GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Seoul getting its first-ever vertical farm CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: The Safe Cities Index 2015: Assessing urban security in the digital age AUSTRAL PEACE AND SECURITY: Body count: casualty Figures after 10 years of the “War on Terror” DETERRENCE: […]

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What Could an “Asian Super-grid” Mean for Northeast Asia?

by David von Hippel 13 April 2015 I. INTRODUCTION Proposals for Asian “Supergrids”—potential regional interconnections of electrical grids and related infrastructure to allow the trading of power, in particular (but not exclusively) electricity generated from renewable resources, across Northeast Asia and beyond—have been considered for many years. Such interconnections could help nations to address their […]

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Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 9 April 2015

DETERRENCE: U.S. unease about nuclear-weapons fuel takes aim at a South African vault DPRK: The future of North Korean nuclear delivery system GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: North Korean defectors in South Korea leave detention center misinformed, says report CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Urban climate change resilience in action: lessons from projects in 10 ACCCRN cities DETERRENCE: U.S. unease about nuclear-weapons […]

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Ammonia as a fuel for passenger vehicles: possible implications for greenhouse gas reduction in Korea

by David von Hippel and Doo Won Kang 6 April 2015 I. Introduction In this Policy Forum David von Hippel and Doo Won Kang write ‘Given Koreans’ increasing appetite for ownership of road vehicles, there is an important role for a fuel that is carbon-free, portable, energy-dense, and compatible with existing cars and fueling systems. Ammonia (NH3) […]

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Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 2 April 2015

DETERRENCE: How US Special Forces uses Google Maps DPRK: China rejects North Korea request to join Asian Infrastructure Bank GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: The new Asian bank and a new world order CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: A conflict-sensitive approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the urbanizing Asia- Pacific CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: My country or my planet? Exploring the influence of multiple place […]

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Southeast Asia’s nuclear push: the need for better regional communication and nuclear accident response capabilities

by Denia Djokic 30 March 2015 I. INTRODUCTION In this article on the push for nuclear power in Southeast Asia, Denia Djokic writes “There are many responsibilities that these nuclear aspirants must fulfill in order to be able to utilize nuclear energy responsibly. These include technical capacity-building for the nuclear workforce and the strengthening of programs of […]

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Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 26 March 2015

DETERRENCE: Ballistic missile defense and strategic stability in East Asia DPRK: What do the recent Japan, China, South Korea talks mean? GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: China’s “Silent Spring” moment? CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Planning for cooler cities: a framework to prioritise green infrastructure to mitigate high temperatures in urban landscapes AUSTRAL AND SECURITY: A foreign policy realist and dissenter DETERRENCE: Ballistic missile […]

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Nuclear terrorism risks in Northeast Asia: Japan’s reactor restart and spent fuel

NAPSNet Special Report by Peter Hayes 23 March 2015 I. SUMMARY In this report Peter Hayes examines the risk of nuclear terrorism in Northeast Asia with particular reference to Japan. He states that Japan is no more immune to nuclear terrorism than it was to a catastrophic reactor accident. In this context, the combination of […]

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