March 18, 2021
Dear Network Members and Colleagues,
We would like to share with you a new APLN special report by Dr. David Von Hippel, Nautilus Institute Senior Associate, and Dr. Peter Hayes, APLN Research Director and Nautilus Institute Director.
The authors argue that a modified and improved version of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program can be applied to the DPRK. Created by the United States after the dissolution of the Soviet Union to provide financial assistance and technical expertise to secure or eliminate nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a program like this for the DPRK after the dismantling of WMD would be followed by additional measures to provide energy consortium, regional micro-gridification, and public health security.
This special report provides an extensive plan on the provision of humanitarian energy efficiency, renewable energy, and micro-grid measures to the DPRK, which are complementary to CTR activities.