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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Baseline Assessment of Acid Deposition in Northeast Asia – Full Text

Baseline Assessment of Acid Deposition in Northeast Asia Gregory R. Carmichael and Richard Arndt Gregory R. Carmichael is a Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, where he is also the co-director of the Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research, a large multidisciplinary research center focused on […]

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Energy and Acid Rain Projections for Northeast Asia – Full Text

Energy and Acid Rain Projections for Northeast Asia David G. Streets David Streets is a Senior Scientist in the Decision and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439. This paper was prepared under a private consulting arrangement, and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Argonne National Laboratory or the […]

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Policy Forum 97-13: Energy and Acid Rain Projections for Northeast Asia

Discusses energy and socioeconomic projections for Northeast Asia and their implications for emissions and suggests potential joint US-Japanese policy initiatives to curb acidifying emissions in the region.

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Policy Forum 97-10: Baseline Assessment of Acid Rain in Northeast Asia

Examines emissions projections in Northeast Asia, develops sulfur deposition estimates in the region, and suggests potential joint US-Japanese policy initiatives to curb acidifying emissions in the region.

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APEC: Promise or Peril in the Asia-Pacific – Full Text

APEC: Promise or Peril in the Asia-Pacific – Full Text Jason Hunter Program Officer Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development June 10, 1997 Ecological Economics Bulletin Vol.2 No. 3 1997 I. Introduction This year, as Canada hosts the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Ministers from the world’s eighteen most dynamic economies will convene […]

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Policy Forum 97-12: APEC: Promise or Peril in the Asia-Pacific?

Explores APEC’s relationship to environmental degradation within the Asia-Pacific, gives an overview of APEC’s institutional structure and two track agenda, and finally addresses ways APEC can reconcile the often competing agendas found under its purview.

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Policy Forum 97-09 : DPRK Perspectives on Ending the Korean Armistice

These two essays provide representative views, from the perspective of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on the possibilities and prospects of replacing the Korean Armistice Agreement with a permanent peace treaty. The authors address issues at the center of recent debates over the terms for beginning this process, and argue forcefully for their positions.

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NAPSNet Forum #4 — DPRK on Ending the Armistice

NAPSNet Forum #4 — DPRK on Ending the Armistice NAPSNet Forum #4 — DPRK on Ending the Armistice Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network “DPRK Perspectives on Ending the Korean Armistice” #4 — May 7, 1997 The is intended to provide expert analysis of contemporary peace and security issues in Northeast Asia, and an opportunity […]

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Natural Resource Subsidies, Trade and Environment: The Cases of Forests and Fisheries – Full Text

As tariffs have been reduced by successive multilateral trade liberalization agreements, subsidies have emerged as a major issue in international trade policy. And as environmental concerns have been linked with trade issues, it has increasingly been recognized that subsidies can have significant environmental implications. In the past year, the issue of subsidies and the environment has been included in the work plans of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Trade and the Environment, the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development’s Intergovernmental Panel on Forests, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

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Policy Forum 97-08: Natural Resource Subsidies, Trade and Environment: The Cases of Forests and Fisheries

Presents a conceptual framework for understanding subsidies in the natural resource sector; marshals the evidence that such subsidies harm the environment, focusing on the forest and fisheries sectors as case studies; examines the ways in which natural resource subisidies are being treated in various international fora, including APEC; and proposes ways to integrate the issue into APEC’s work program.

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