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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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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MICROGRIDS FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN CHINA

YANG DECHANG DECEMBER 2, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Yang Dechang summarizes current research on and deployment of microgrids in China, including an overview of the history of microgrids in China, two examples of microgrid projects currently operating in China (Dongao Island and Sino Singapore Tianjin Eco-City), progress on regulation and policies […]

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U.S. PLANNING FOR PANDEMICS AND LARGE-SCALE NUCLEAR WAR

LYNN EDEN NOVEMBER 25, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Lynn Eden concludes: “It is puzzling that the Trump administration did not prepare for a pandemic. It is puzzling how those who develop U.S. nuclear war plans understand what they are planning.” The essay may be downloaded in PDF format here Lynn Eden is senior research […]

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BUILDING COMMUNICATIONS NORMS ACROSS NUCLEAR C2

SALMA SHAHEEN NOVEMBER 24, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Salma Shaheen warns: “The pandemic has revealed a gross lack of preparedness and a weak response of nuclear-armed states to a global crisis that has implications far beyond health security.” Salma Shaheen is a teaching assistant/teaching fellow at Kings College, London and author of […]

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EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES: COOPERATION AROUND RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY IS CRITICAL

DAVID LEGGE AND SUN KIM OCTOBER 30 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, David Legge and Sun Kim outline a policy platform to promote a more equitable roll out of vaccines in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy initiatives directed at a more equitable and efficient response to the next pandemic. The essay […]

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