Peter Hayes


Unprecedented nuclear strikes of the invincible army

Peter Hayes, Professor, RMIT University and Executive Director of the Nautilus Institute and Scott Bruce, Director of the Nautilus Institute, San Francisco assess that North Korea's options for a nuclear strike are severely constrained—so much so that the only credible use of the DPRK’s nuclear...

After the deluge: short and medium-term impacts of the reactor damage caused by the Japan earthquake and tsunami

This report is a rapid response evaluation of the implications of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and consequent tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. It focuses on Japan’s electricity system, its energy security, and the future of the nuclear power plants located in the...

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear spent fuel and high level waste as a focus of regional East Asia Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cooperation

This paper explores a possible technological strategy that would avoid security and sustainability dilemmas associated with the management of the rapidly growing quantities of nuclear spent fuel in the East Asia region. The region‘s spent fuel inventories from nuclear power are growing rapidly. The standard...

Extended nuclear deterrence, global abolition and Korea

This paper analyses developments in the system of United States nuclear hegemony in East Asia deriving from North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons. Hayes argues that “the nuclear threat projected by the US in this hegemonic system drove the DPRK to adopt a nuclear weapons...

The path not taken, the way still open

Michael Hamel-Green of Victoria University and Peter Hayes of the Nautilus Institute argue that a Korean Nuclear Weapon Free Zone may be a necessary condition to achieving the full denuclearization of Korea. As well as providing “benefits to the United States in preventing a major...