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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INTER-KOREAN SOLIDARITY AROUND COVID-19, UNDER THE NORTHEAST ASIAN PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE (NEAPHI), AS A CONTRIBUTION TO COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION (CTR+)

SHIN YOUNG-JEON NOVEMBER 2, 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Shin Young-jeon assesses the potential for the Northeast Asian Public Health Initiative (NEAPHI) to contribute to Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR+) given the COVID-19 situation in the DPRK and the operational status, limitations, and future challenges that NEAPHI must address. Young-jeon Shin is a professor at […]

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SPACE ENGAGEMENT AND COOPERATION WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)

NAMRATA GOSWAMI OCTOBER 25 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION Namrata Goswami examines the DPRK’s existing space capabilities, explores how space cooperation can be operationalized and funded, and offers a scenario-based analysis of the DPRK’s space militarization escalation and its broader impact.  Namrata Goswami is an independent scholar on international relations, space policy, and conflict resolution. Her co-authored book Scramble for the […]

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A LOOMING STRATEGIC ARMS RACE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: A CHINESE PERSPECTIVE

LUO XI OCTOBER 22 2021   I.  INTRODUCTION   Luo Xi cautions that an unrestrained nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia affects China’s calculations of its nuclear retaliatory capability, increasing the complexity of interactions between the three nuclear powers, and complicating future arms control negotiations.  Luo Xi is a Research ellow at the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA) and has a PhD in International Politics from Renmin University of China. […]

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COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION: COMPARING THE RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE WITH DPRK CHALLENGES

SIGFRIED S. HECKER OCTOBER 19, 2021 I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Sig Hecker suggests that “Washington offer Pyongyang a cooperative threat reduction program to help eliminate its chemical weapons as a confidence-building step toward nuclear cooperative programs” in a “cooperative disposition” joint effort. Siegfried S. Hecker is a professor emeritus in the Department of Management […]

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INDIA-PAKISTAN NUCLEAR DYNAMICS

RAKESH SOOD SEPEMBER 26 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Rakesh Sood reviews India-Pakistan nuclear dynamics during crises since 1980s and outlines steps that can be taken, unilaterally, bilaterally, and globally, to lengthen the nuclear fuse and to ensure that the nuclear threshold is not crossed. Rakesh Sood is a former Indian diplomat, columnist, writer […]

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NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS (NC3) IN ASIA-PACIFIC

PETER HAYES SEPTEMBER 22, 2021  I. INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Peter Hayes argues that Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) in Asia-Pacific is a potent “force multiplier” that makes a given combination of nuclear warheads with delivery systems far more lethal than nuclear weapons considered alone.  The importance of NC3 likely increased during the […]

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SCOTT MORRISON’S GIANT NUCLEAR ELECTION PLOY

ALLAN BEHM SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 I. INTRODUCTION Allan Behm states that: “Australia’s decision to join with the United States and the United Kingdom to build Australian long-range nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) has little to do with the defence of Australia. The aim is to make possible an Australian contribution to US battle plans against China which […]

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STATUS OF EXISTING AND EMERGING ASIA-PACIFIC SPACE POWERS CAPABILITIES

NAMRATA GOSWAMI AUGUST 20 2021   I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Namrata Goswami shows “China, India, and Japan are major space faring nations with independent capacity to launch into space, with ambitions for space settlement and space resource utilization” and concludes: “The space future that we need to anticipate besides orbital presence and support for […]

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TOWARD AN ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN NORTHEAST ASIA

JAMES GOODBY AND MARKKU HEISKANEN AUGUST 11 2021 I. INTRODUCTION In this essay James Goodby and Markku Heiskanen argue that: “It is clear that a multilateral mechanism that would promote dialogue among nations is now badly needed in Northeast Asia. Not that dialogue alone will remove the distrust that prevails in the region, but the […]

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ROK ENERGY SECTOR AND ROK ENERGY POLICIES, UPDATE AND RESULTS OF THE ROK ENERGY PATHS MODELLING EFFORTS

CHUNG WOO-JIN AND LEE TAE EUI MAY 23, 2021   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Chung Woo-jin and Lee Tae Eui, describe the recent history and current status of energy supply and demand in the Republic of Korea (ROK), provide an overview of ROK energy policies, describe ROK involvement in discussions regarding regional energy […]

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