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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NAPSNet Daily Report 10 January, 1997

In today’s Report:

I. United States

1. ROK Strikes
2. US View of ROK Strikes
3. Japan Oil Spill Threatens Nuclear Reactor
4. DPRK Reparations Demand to Japan

II. Republic of Korea

1. Four Party Peace Talks Proposal Briefing
2. KEDO-DPRK Signs Protocols
3. DPRK to Resume Canning of Fuel Rods
4. Tumen River Area to be Opened for Tourism
5. DPRK Water Pollution
6. ROK-Canada Relations

I. United States

1. ROK Strikes

Reuters (“KOREA COURT ISSUES WARRANTS FOR STRIKE LEADER,” Seoul, 01/10/97) reported that a ROK court on Friday issued arrest warrants for seven strike leaders, ignoring unions’ threats of all-out strikes and rebuffing international appeals. Korean Confederation of Trade Unions president Kwon Young-kil and six deputies were reported to have taken refuge in the Myongdong Cathedral in Seoul, sheltering inside a ramshackle tent and enduring freezing conditions. They have warned that any attempt to seize them will trigger nationwide work stoppages, including a public sector shutdown. “If any of the seven, including myself, are arrested, we have orders to start intensive strikes immediately,” Kwon told a news conference before the warrants were issued. Myongdong church official Chang Bok-pil urged government and union leaders to compromise, saying “democracy is the result of talks and cooperation.” However, he admitted that there was nothing the clergy could do if police decided to violate sacred ground and arrest the seven in their tent pitched beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary.

The Associated Press (“S. KOREA WORK

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1997 Survey

[Note: NAPSNet is no longer accepting survey submissions.] The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, as part of a program review of the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet), would like to request your participation in the following brief survey. Your input is vital in helping us serve the community of policymakers, scholars, […]

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Policy Forum 97-01: Breaking the Logjam: North Korea Regrets and the U.S.-DPRK Agreed Framework

Dr. Hayes, Co-Director of the Nautilus Institute, writes that the “package” deal announced on December 30, 1996, whereby the DPRK apologized for its September 18/96 submarine incursion into ROK waters has been in the making for nearly two months. In that time, U.S. officials have wrestled with both Koreas, but especially with the South Koreans. The outcome of this maneuvering was either an inevitable train-wreck in which the U.S-DPRK Agreed Framework would have been destroyed; or a breakthrough in which everyone agreed to get off the tracks and to concentrate on the big problems, not the small ones. Dr. Hayes has visited North Korea four times and is co-author and editor with Young Whan Kihl of

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Annex 1: Selected Background Figures and Tables

From Technological Alternatives to Reduce Acid Gas and Related Emissions from Energy-Sector Activities in Northeast Asia by David Von Hippel Table A1.1: Technical Alternatives to Reducing Emissions Table 1.1: Estimated Emissions of Acid Gases in Northeast Asia in 1990 (thousand tonnes) Table 2-1: Cost Estimates for Post-Combustion SOx and NOx Reduction Measures for the Utility […]

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Annex 1: Selected Background Figures and Tables

Figure A1-1: Diagram of Post-ESP Sorbent Injection Process for SOx Control Figure A1-3: Diagram of Dry Scrubber Process for SOx Control Table A1.1: Comparison of Combined SO2/NOx Control Processes   Figure A1-1: Diagram of Post-ESP Sorbent Injection Process for SOx Control   Figure A1-3: Diagram of Dry Scrubber Process for SOx Control Table A1.1: Comparison […]

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Technological Alternatives to Reduce Acid Gas and Related Emissions from Energy-Sector Activities in Northeast Asia Abstract and Exec. Summary

Return to Von Hippel Paper Technological Alternatives to Reduce Acid Gas and Related Emissions from Energy-Sector Activities in Northeast Asia David Von Hippel November, 1996 Abstract Acid rain, caused primarily by emissions of nitrogen and sulfur oxides (NOx and SOx), is already having an environmental and economic impact in the countries of Northeast Asia. The […]

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Technological Alternatives to Reduce Acid Gas and Related Emissions from Energy-Sector Activities in Northeast Asia November, 1996

1.Introduction and Background Of the many environmental concerns currently facing the nations of Northeast Asia, the problem of “acid rain” or “acid precipitation” presents perhaps the most potent combination of immediate and ongoing impact and regional scope. “Acid rain” , (as described in more detail in other papers in this series) is a general, though […]

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Price Differentials for Low-Sulfur Fuels

    TABLE 2-2: Price Differentials for Low-Sulfur Fuels Low-Sulfur Fuel Type Price difference ($ US/GJ-%S)n Typical Heating Value (GJ/tonne) Cost (US $) per tonne SO2 removed Hard coal and coke, 0.6% S 0.34 27 482o Heavy fuel oil, 0.6% S 0.54 41.5 1111 Diesel-redn. To 0.3% S 0.84 42.5 1784 Diesel-redn. To 0.05% S […]

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DPRK Energy Sector: Current Status and Scenarios for 2000 and 2005 – Full Text

David VON HIPPEL and Peter HAYES Nautilus Institute Presented at the Conference: Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula Washington, D.C. 5-6 September 1997 For PDF, click here. 1. Introduction and Background The actions, postures, and circumstances of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the DPRK or North Korea) have been the focus of significant world […]

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Environmental Cooperation at APEC: the First Five Years Full Text

Environmental Cooperation at APEC: The First Five Years Lyuba Zarsky and Jason Hunter   Table of Contents     I. Asia-Pacific ‘Region-Building and the Environment’   A. Market-Led Economic Integration  B. APEC Politics, Trade and the Environment  C. Domain of Regional Environmental Cooperation  1. “Stuck in the Mud:” Economic Integration and the Constraints of Competitiveness […]

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