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 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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APEC, Globalization and the “Sustainable Development Agenda”

APEC, Globalization and the “Sustainable Development Agenda” Lyuba Zarsky CoDirector Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development Draft text for Asian Perspectives Fall 1998 Introduction In the early 1990s, popular concern about mounting ecological degradation swept the world. The historical moment was crystallized in the 1992 UN World Conference on Environment and Development, known popularly as […]

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GLOCOM FRAMEWORK PAPER: Towards International Cooperation on the Northeast Asian Ocean Environment

GLOCOM FRAMEWORK PAPER: Towards International Cooperation on the Northeast Asian Ocean Environment Yasuhide YAMANOUCHI Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM)   presented at the ESENA Workshop: Energy-Related Marine Issues in the Sea of Japan Tokyo, Japan 11-12 July 1998     1. Introduction Participants from Japan, the U.S., and other Northeast Asian countries in the Energy, […]

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GLOCOM FRAMEWORK PAPER: Towards International Cooperation on the Northeast Asian Ocean Environment

1. Introduction Participants from Japan, the U.S., and other Northeast Asian countries in the Energy, Security, Environment in Northeast Asia (ESENA) Project on marine issues in the regional seas of Northeast Asia collaborated to conduct studies and engage in dialogue on ocean environmental problems in Northeast Asia. We examined changes to the ocean and coastal […]

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Promoting a Plan for a Marine Environment Monitoring Network in the North Pacific

Promoting a Plan for a Marine Environment Monitoring Network in the North Pacific Tomohiro SHISHIME Assistant Director Water Quality Bureau Environment Agency of Japan presented at the ESENA Workshop: Energy-Related Marine Issues in the Sea of Japan Tokyo, Japan 11-12 July 1998 Introduction This paper is based on a report entitled On the Plan for […]

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Communities, Markets and City Government: Innovative Roles for Coastal Cities to Reduce Marine Pollution in the Asia-Pacific

Communities, Markets and City Government: Innovative Roles for Coastal Cities to Reduce Marine Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Jason Hunter and Lyuba Zarsky Program Officer and CoDirector Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development Prepared for APEC Workshop on Regional Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based […]

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Stuck In the Mud? Nation-States, Globalization and the Environment

Stuck In the Mud? Nation-States, Globalization and the Environment Lyuba Zarsky Co-Director Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable DevelopmentN2 Globalisation and Environment Study OECD Economics Division The Hague, The Netherlands May, 1997 Abstract Environmental and resource management is largely the preserve of nation-states. Economic globalization, however, constrains the unilateral management capacities of nation- states and […]

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