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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POTENTIAL INSIDER THREAT AGAINST JAPANESE NUCLEAR FACILITIES: CHALLENGE AND PROGRESS SINCE THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER

  MASAKATSU OTA NOVEMBER 16, 2017 I. INTRODUCTION In this essay, Masakatsu Ota examines measures taken by Japan’s nuclear sector since the Fukushima catastrophe to upgrade nuclear security, in particular,  Specialized Safety Facilities, and Personnel Reliability System. Ota argues that two further steps are needed to overcome evident deficiencies that still exist, viz, strengthening newly […]

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CHINA’S NUCLEAR SPENT FUEL MANAGEMENT AND NUCLEAR SECURITY ISSUES

HUI ZHANG NOVEMBER 10, 2017 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Hui Zhang reviews the status of spent fuel storage in China.  He suggest that China should take steps to improve physical protection, reduce insider threats, promote a nuclear security culture, and improve nuclear cyber security. He also recommends China, South Korea, and Japans’ nuclear security […]

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SCENARIOS OF INSIDER THREATS TO JAPAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND MATERIALS – AND STEPS TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION

SCENARIOS OF INSIDER THREATS TO JAPAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND MATERIALS – AND STEPS TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION MATTHEW BUNN NOVEMBER 2, 2017 I.  INTRODUCTION   In this essay, Matthew Bunn reviews scenarios of insider threats to Japan’s nuclear facilities and materials, and measures to strengthen protection.  He concludes: “No one has all the answers about how […]

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PREVENTIVE AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES AGAINST INSIDER THREATS AT NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN IN KOREA

PREVENTIVE AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES AGAINST INSIDER THREATS AT NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN KOREA JEONG-HO LEE OCTOBER 27, 2017    I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Jeong-ho Lee describes the steps taken in the Republic of Korea to implement the advice of the International Physical Protection Advisory Service and national nuclear security legislation and policy. The ROK, he […]

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OPTIONS FOR REMOTE INTERIM STORAGE OF NUCLEAR SPENT FUELS IN JAPAN

KAE TAKASE AND DAVID VON HIPPEL October 20, 2017 I.  INTRODUCTION In this report, Kae Takase and David von Hippel review the history and current status of  interim storage of spent nuclear fuel in Japan.  They examine the obstacles to changing current policy, and note that transparency of policy formation related to spent fuel storage […]

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PRESSING GLOBAL NUCLEAR SECURITY PROBLEMS AND CHINA’S RESPONSE

LIU CHONG OCTOBER 13, 2017  I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Liu Chong concludes that in addition to strengthen…

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DETERRING NUCLEAR TERRORISM:  INSIDER THREATS TO NUCLEAR FACILITIES

MARTHA CRENSHAW October 6, 2017   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Martha Crewshaw concludes that “the difficulties associated with meeting the requirements for a successful strategy of deterrence suggest that governments and the nuclear power industry would be wise to emphasize prevention of the full range of insider, outsider, and combined insider-outsider terrorist threats from […]

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CURRENT STATUS OF THE INSIDER THREAT IN THE NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS IN THE ROK

YONGSOO HWANG SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 In this essay, Yongsoo Hwang concludes that the “proper measures to prepare for the insider threat are not yet fully introduced for many countries. In fact it is not easy to detect, delay, and respond to insider threats in a timely manner… Nonetheless, iterative approaches throughout planning, drills, and assessment […]

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REDUCING RISK OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM AND SPENT FUEL VULNERABILITY IN EAST ASIA

板橋 功(Isao ITABASHI) 2017年9月22日 I. はじめに 板橋功氏は、日本の東京にある公益財団法人公共政策調査会研究センター長であり、主任分析官である。板橋氏は、原子力規制委員会核セキュリティに関する…

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REDUCING RISK OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM AND SPENT FUEL VULNERABILITY IN EAST ASIA

ISAO ITABASHI September 22, 2017 I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Isao Itabashi concludes that while shortfalls in the new trustworthiness system are evident, some key improvements have been made since the Fukushima accident and that: “In the future the government must be in the lead to establish a more effective trustworthiness system by utilizing privacy […]

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