Policy Forum

Nautilus Institute’s Policy Forum‘s focus is on the timely publication of expert analysis and op-ed style pieces on the foremost of security-related issues to Northeast Asia. Its mission is to facilitate a multilateral flow of information among an international network of policy-makers, analysts, scholars, media, and readers. Policy Forum essays are typically from a wide range of expertise, political orientations, as well as geographic regions and seeks to present readers with opinions and analysis by experts on the issues as well as alternative voices not typically presented or heard. Feedback, comments, responses from Policy Forum readers are highly encouraged.

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Policy Forum 97-07: Innovative Approaches to Financing Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development in Northeast Asia

Examines the current state of energy and electric power financing in Northeast Asia, scenario-specific capital constraints, innovative approaches, likely sources of finance for the Sustainable Energy Development strategy, and concerted unilateral or joint US/Japan initiatives which could address the regional financing needs of East Asian energy development, especially with China.

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Policy Forum 97-06: Environmental Cooperation at APEC: the First Five Years

Describes APEC’s work on environmental issues between 1993, when environmental issues moved into the mainstream of APEC, and 1997, when Environment Ministers will approve implementation of a regional “Action Programme.”

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NAPSNet Policy Forum Online #2 — Norton, “Ending the Korean Armistice”

This new study on the legal issues involved in ending the Korean Armistice is an important contribution to the public understanding of the issues underlying the U.S.-North Korea-South Korea joint briefings on the proposed 4-power talks to end the Korean conflict, scheduled to start on March 5. This study will be followed by fora on perspectives from North and South Korea, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, and the United Kingdom over the coming months.

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Policy Forum 97-03: Ending the Korean Armistice Agreement: The Legal Issues

This new study on the legal issues involved in ending the Korean Armistice is an important contribution to the public understanding of the issues underlying the U.S.-North Korea-South Korea joint briefings on the proposed 4-power talks to end the Korean conflict, schedule to start on March 5. Patrick M. Norton currently is a partner in the law firm Alston & Bird, in Washington D.C. He previously worked for the U.S. State Department studying the legal aspects of ending the Korean Armistice, and is uniquely qualified to provide a U.S. perspective on this topic.

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Policy Forum 97-05: Debating the DPRK-Taiwan Nuclear Waste Deal

The recently announced deal between Taiwan and the DPRK to transport and store Taiwan’s low-level nuclear waste in the DPRK has incited a storm of protest from South Korea and has sparked controversy throughout the region. This essay by Dr. Peter Hayes, Co-Executive Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development and author of numerous published works on nuclear and security issues on the Korean peninsula, departs from the largely political debate over the issue by introducing a technical dimension regarding the quantities and relative significance of the amounts of radioactive waste involved in the deal.

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Kim Response to Norton, “Ending The Korean Armistice”

Kim Response to Norton, “Ending The Korean Armistice” Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Discussion of Ending the Korean Armistice Agreement: The Legal Issues #2(b) — March, 1997 On March 3, NAPSNet featured a paper by Patrick M. Norton, “Ending The Korean Armistice Agreement: The Legal Issues.” A set of questions based on the work […]

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Policy Forum 97-04: Technological Alternatives to Reduce Emissions from Energy Production in Northeast Asia

Examines current technological alternatives for reducing emissions from energy production, analyzes costs and externalities associated with these technological alternatives, and suggests possible joint US-Japanese policy initiatives for implementing the technological alternatives.

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Innovative Approaches to Financing Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development in Northeast Asia

Innovative Approaches to Financing Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development in Northeast Asia by: Dr. Hossein Razavi January 1997 * DRAFT * PLEASE DO NOT CITE OR QUOTE WITHOUT PERMISSION * DRAFT *Copyright (c) 1997 Nautilus of America/The Nautilus InstituteFunding for this paper provided by The W. Alton Jones Foundation, The U.S.-Japan Foundation and The Center for […]

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Marine Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Hyon-Jin KIM Visiting Fellow Harvard University     presented at the ESENA Workshop: Energy-Related Marine Issues in the Sea of Japan Tokyo, Japan 11-12 July 1998 1. Introduction Since the late 1980s, regional concern about transboundary environmental problems in Northeast Asia has increased and collective efforts to control them have been initiated. Specifically, in the […]

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Policy Forum 99-01: Toward an Ocean Management Regime in the Sea of Japan

Argues that an excellent opportunity exists to build a comprehensive environmental management regime for the Sea of Japan and sets forth an outline for a “model” management regime.

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