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.

NAPSNet, Special Reports

Press Release by US Representative Benjamin Gilman, Republican-New York

September 7, 1999 This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles on the crisis in East Timor. The following is a statement by US Representative Benjamin Gilman, Republican New York, chairman of the House International Relations Committee. ———————————————— Press Release by US Representative Benjamin Gilman, Republican-New York Statement on East Timor by Rep. […]

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What Jakarta’s Papers Say About East Timor

September 7, 1999 This is the third in an ongoing series of articles on the crisis in East Timor. This article is by Gerry van Klinken, editor of “Inside Indonesia” magazine in Australia. It appeared in The Age (Melbourne), on 8 September 1999. The article can also be found on the Inside Indonesia website at: […]

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The East Timor Disaster: A Failure of Asian Security

September 7, 1999 The following is the first in a series of analyses on last Friday’s independence vote in East Timor, and the resulting violence by paramilitary groups. This article is by Richard Tanter, Professor of International Relations at Kyoto Seika University, Japan, who has written widely on Indonesian politics and East Timor. ——————————- I. […]

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For East Timor, a Tough Transition to Independence

September 7, 1999 The is the second in a series of analyses on the current crisis in East Timor. This article is by Alan Dupont, director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at Australian National University’s Strategic and Defense Studies Center in Canberra. It originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune on Monday, September 6. ———————————————– […]

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A Dark Scenario

September 7, 1999 This is the fourth in an ongoing series of articles on the crisis in East Timor. This article is by Gerry van Klinken, editor of “Inside Indonesia” magazine in Australia. It appeared in The Courier Mail (Brisbane), 7 September 1999. The article can also be found on the Inside Indonesia website at: […]

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Jakarta Must Prevent the Escalation of Violence

September 7, 1999 This is the fifth in an ongoing series of articles on the crisis in East Timor. This article is by Donald K. Emmerson, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Asia/Pacific Research Center. It originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune on September 6. ————————————— Jakarta Must Prevent the Escalation of Violence International […]

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Press Release by US Senator Jack Reed, Democrat-Rhode Island

September 7, 1999 This is the sixth in an ongoing series of articles on the crisis in East Timor. This report is a statement from US Senator Jack Reed, Democrat-Rhode Island, who just returned from a trip to East Timor. ——————————— Press Release by US Senator Jack Reed, Democrat-Rhode Island Statement by Senator Jack Reed […]

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World Media on East Timor, September 7, 1999

Tuesday, September 7, 1999, from Berkeley, California, USA The United States Information Agency (USIA) distributed the following digest of international media reports on the violence in East Timor. The digest includes items on PRC-Taiwan tensions, the expected DPRK missile test, and other regional security issues. The digest is comprised of an overall summary followed by […]

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Japanese Nuclear Fuel Accident

Current Analysis Initial reports from wire services and Japanese sources indicate that the accident causing extensive evacuation in and around the town of Tokai in Japan was at a facility inside the Tokai Mura nuclear fuel fabrication facility. At this complex, plutonium is extracted and mixed with uranium oxide to make mixed oxide fuel. Nautilus […]

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Havens, Halos and Spaghetti: Untangling the Evidence About the Relationship Between Foreign Investment and the Environment28-29 January, 1999

Executive Summary In the context of increasing globalisation of capital flows, the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the environment is a topic of hot debate. Environmentalists have argued that gaps in national environmental standards draw the dirtiest OECD industries to developing countries, creating “pollution havens” and propelling a global “race to the bottom” […]

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