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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U.S. NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTROL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

JOHN R. HARVEY MAY 24, 2019 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, John Harvey asserts that the US NC3 system “must seek vastly improved senior leader conferencing capabilities to support decisions that go beyond what some of us call the Cold War’s “multiple choice test”—that is, which major attack option to execute.  To support consultations […]

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VERIFICATION OF DPRK NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT: THE PROS AND CONS OF NON-NUCLEAR-WEAPON STATES (SPECIFICALLY, THE ROK) PARTICIPATING IN THIS VERIFICATION PROGRAM

JOHN CARLSON MAY 19 2019 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, John Carlson argues how a non-nuclear weapons state like the ROK may be involved in verification of nuclear disarmament by the DPRK in a manner consistent with non-proliferation principles. John Carlson was director general of the Australian Safeguards and Nonproliferation Office. He was appointed […]

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NC3 IN A MULTIPOLAR NUCLEAR WORLD: BIG STRUCTURES AND LARGE PROCESSES

PAUL BRACKEN MAY 14, 2019   I.   INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Paul Bracken analyzes the big structures and large processes of nuclear multipolarity.  The structures include the national command and control of at least eighteen countries, to include nine nuclear weapon states, “shared” weapons in NATO, missile defense, and key intelligence nodes in select […]

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DATA AND MODELING REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICITY GRID INTERCONNECTIONS

JAY GIRI MAY 9, 2019  I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Jay Giri “describes real-time grid management, control center EMS functions and inter-utility data exchange. It also describes the benefits and challenges of inter-utility grid management and examples of international utilities working together. It specifically addresses modeling requirements for international inter-utility operation. Finally, it describes an innovative […]

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SYNTHESIS REPORT–NC3 SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIC STABILITY: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW

PETER HAYES, BINOY KAMPMARK, PHILIP REINER, DEBORAH GORDON MAY 5 2019   I.   INTRODUCTION This essay is the Synthesis Report of a workshop of fifty NC3 experts held at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on January 22 to 23, 2019.  Nine states have nuclear weapons and fourteen states have nuclear command, control, and communications […]

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REDUCING NUCLEAR DANGERS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA:  BILATERAL VERSUS MULTILATERAL APPROACHES

THOMAS GRAHAM APRIL 8 2019   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Thomas Graham concludes: “As the two Koreas and the great powers, especially the United States, consider their options of the best political and legal framework in which to realize a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, it is prudent to note the strengths and weaknesses of the […]

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RECENT ACTIVITIES IN THE DPRK MINERALS SECTOR

EDWARD YOON APRIL 3, 2019   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Edward Yoon describes DPRK’s mineral resources with a special focus on the coal mining and iron ore industries, and their exports to China, focusing on where minerals are found and how they might be developed with financial input by overseas investors, and addresses the […]

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IDEATIONAL POWER IN A REALIST WORLD: PAN-PACIFIC BRIDGE BUILDING BY NON-STATE ACTORS

PETER HAYES MARCH 7 2019 I.  INTRODUCTION     In this essay, Peter Hayes “demonstrates reason for hope that civil society-based, non-state actors will continue to use ideational power to build pan-Pacific bridges leading to sustainability, security and peace in our time.  They are not the only bridge builders and cannot achieve their goals alone.  But […]

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DPRK INVESTMENTS IN COAL GASIFICATION DRIVEN BY LONG-RUN JUCHE AND AND SANCTIONS PROOFING

DAVID VON HIPPEL AND PETER HAYES FEBRUARY 6, 2019 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, David von Hippel and …

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BEYOND THE SECOND TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT: TIME FOR REALISTIC NEXT STEPS

MORTON HALPERIN, PETER HAYES, CHUNG-IN MOON, THOMAS PICKERING, LEON SIGAL, PHILIP YUN FEBRUARY 1 2019 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, the authors conclude: “Although a U.S.-DPRK alliance is certainly not likely  or even desirable, we have a chance to explore a US-DPRK security partnership if these overtures have substance; and if they do, we can […]

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