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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NORTH KOREAN REGRETS AND THE US-DPRK AGREED FRAMEWORK

NORTH KOREAN REGRETS AND THE US-DPRK AGREED FRAMEWORK NAPSNet VIRTUAL FORUM: North Korean Regrets and the US-DPRK Agreed Framework In response to the Op-Ed by Peter Hayes, Breaking the Logjam , NAPSNet posted six questions to our readers. Below are responses from: Ralph Cossa Executive Director, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) […]

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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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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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Innovative Approaches to Financing Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development in Northeast Asia – Full Text

by:   Dr. Hossein Razavi   January 1997   * DRAFT * PLEASE DO NOT CITE OR QUOTE WITHOUT PERMISSION * DRAFT *   Copyright (c) 1997 Nautilus of America/The Nautilus Institute Funding for this paper provided by The W. Alton Jones Foundation, The U.S.-Japan Foundation and The Center for Global Partnership   TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary I. […]

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Technological Alternatives to Reduce Emissions from Energy Production in Northeast Asia Full Text

Technological Alternatives to Reduce Acid Gas and Related Emissions from Energy-Sector Activities in Northeast Asia David Von Hippel November, 1996 Abstract and Executive Summary Funding for this paper provided by The W. Alton Jones Foundation, The U.S.-Japan Foundation and The Center for Global Partnership. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND  1.1. THE ACID GAS EMISSIONS AND ACID PRECIPITATION SITUATION IN […]

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