Special Reports

Special Reports are longer, often more technical, documents consisting of entire articles, government statements, and other documents relevant to security and peace in Northeast Asia.

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ROK ENERGY SECTOR AND ROK ENERGY POLICIES, UPDATE AND RESULTS OF THE ROK ENERGY PATHS MODELLING EFFORTS

CHUNG WOO-JIN AND LEE TAE EUI MAY 23, 2021   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Chung Woo-jin and Lee Tae Eui, describe the recent history and current status of energy supply and demand in the Republic of Korea (ROK), provide an overview of ROK energy policies, describe ROK involvement in discussions regarding regional energy […]

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NUCLEAR ESCALATION IN A TAIWAN STRAIT CRISIS?

NUCLEAR ESCALATION IN A TAIWAN STRAIT CRISIS? ROBERT AYSON MAY 19, 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Robert Ayson notes that “Many of the ingredients are already in place for a Taiwan Strait crisis to precipitate a nuclear escalation between China and the United States.” He reviews background factors such as strategic factors and operational […]

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ENERGY SECTOR CURRENT STATUS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND ENERGY POLICIES IN MONGOLIA

OYUNCHIMEG CH, TUYA N, ZORIGT D, SUKHBAATAR TS, BAYARKHUU CH May 15 2021   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Oyunchimeg, Tuya, Zorigt, Sukhbaatar and Bayarkhuu provide an update on the current status and recent trends and challenges in Mongolia’s energy sector, including changes to the Mongolian energy sector and economy as a result of […]

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US-DPRK CTR+: PROVISION OF HUMANITARIAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND MICRO-GRID MEASURES TO THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES’ REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK) FOR COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION

DAVID VON HIPPEL AND PETER HAYES MAY 10 2021   I. INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, David von Hippel and Peter Hayes describe a consortium model to deliver humanitarian engagement project in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and supporting measures to fill the need […]

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LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF DPRK ENERGY SECURITY: 1990-2020 ENERGY BALANCES, ENGAGEMENT OPTIONS, AND FUTURE PATHS FOR ENERGY AND ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT

DAVID VON HIPPEL AND PETER HAYES APRIL 26 2021 I.  INTRODUCTION This report “provide[s] policymakers and other interested parties with an overview of the evolution of demand for and supply of energy in the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the last three decades,” updated to 2020.  The report provides a variety of possible […]

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HOTLINE BETWEEN TWO KOREAS: STATUS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE TASKS

MOON CHUNG-IN MARCH 6 2020   I. INTRODUCTION In this paper, Moon Chung-in and Boo Seung-chan provide historical context on the hotlines linking South and North Korea and point to the lessons that can be learned from the decades-long effort. A podcast with Moon Chung-in and Philip Reiner can be found here   Moon Chung-in is […]

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THE DPRK’S COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND ITS RESPONSE

SHIN YOUNG-JEON MARCH 3, 2021   I. INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Shin Yeong-jeon notes that both the DPRK and the United States say “No Problem” when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic in the DPRK: “The DPRK is voicing “No Problem” despite the economic sanctions of the United States and the United Nations. The […]

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LET NAGASAKI BE THE LAST! 19 PANDEMIC-NUCLEAR NEXUS POLICY MEASURES IN NORTHEAST ASIA

PANEL ON PEACE AND SECURITY OF NORTHEAST ASIA (PSNA)  JANUARY 30 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the failur…

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PANDEMIC FUTURES and NUCLEAR WEAPON RISKS

THE NAGASAKI 75TH ANNIVERSARY PANDEMIC-NUCLEAR NEXUS SCENARIOS RECNA-NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY, ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP NETWORK, NAUTILUS INSTITUTE DECEMBER 17 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION This report declares: “Leaders today must take urgent action to mitigate the rising threat of nuclear war in the era of pandemics reflecting the voice of Nagasaki, Let Nagasaki be the Last!”  The report provides […]

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HOPE BECOMES LAW: THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

RICHARD TANTER DECEMBER 12, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Richard Tanter suggests that an extensive regional dialogue on the legitimacy and utility of nuclear weapons is needed to institutionalize and make effective The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Richard Tanter is a Senior Research Associate […]

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