SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentGraduate Institute of East Asian Studies MA Program, First Year Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies PhD Program, First Year
Course NameNonproliferation Policies and Goals - Implementation through StrategicTrade Controls
InstructorKIM MI-YONG
Credit2.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1:  Introduction of class, expectations and goals



 Reading:



 W. Seth Carus, Defining Weapons of Mass Destruction, CSWMD Occasional Paper 8, 1 January 2012: https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/717937/defining-weapons-of-mass-destruction-revised/



 



John P. Caves and W. Seth Carus, The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Their Nature and Role in 2030, CSWMD Occasional Paper 10, 1 June 2014 https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/717932/the-future-of-weapons-of-mass-destruction-their-nature-and-role-in-2030/



 



Sibylle Bauer, For the bathroom or the missile factory? Why dual-use trade controls matter, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute,  12 December 2012 https://sipri.org/commentary/essay/2012/bathroom-or-missile-factory-why-dual-use-trade-controls-matter



 



Week 2:  Multilateral nonproliferation regimes:  missiles; chemical and biological weapons; dual-use national security items; nuclear weapons



 Reading:



 General Accountability Office:  Nonproliferation: Strategy needed to Strengthen Multilateral Export Control Regimes, October 2001, pp. 1 - 30 https://www.gao.gov/assets/240/236191.pdf



 



The Once and Future Multilateral Export Control Regimes: Innovate or Die, Strategic Trade Review, Winter/Spring 2019 pp. 55 - 76  https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Strategic-Trade-Review-WinterSpring-2019.pdf



 



Week 3:  Multilateral nonproliferation regimes - Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC), Missile Technology Control Regime,  Australia Group, Wassenaar Arrangement; select individual presentation on a WMD program



 Reading:



Inventory of International nonproliferation organizations and Regimes https://www.nti.org/learn/treaties-and-regimes/regimes/



 



Missile Technology Control Regime https://mtcr.info



Australia Group https://australiagroup.org



Wassenaar Arrangment https://wassenaar.org



Joshua H. Pollack, Miles Pomper, Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Joy Nasr, and Dave Schmerler, Options for a Verifiable Freeze on North Koreas Missile Programs CNS Occasional Paper # 46, April 2019 https://www.nonproliferation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/options_for_a_verifiable_freeze.pdf



 



Week 4: Multilateral nonproliferation regimes: Nuclear Suppliers Group; Zangger Committee



Reading:



Inventory of International nonproliferation organizations and Regimes https://www.nti.org/learn/treaties-and-regimes/regimes/



 



 Nuclear Suppliers Group https://nuclearsupliersgroup.org



 



Future Directions in the DPRKs Nuclear Weapons Program: Three Scenarios for 2020 https://www.38north.org/2015/02/dalbright022615/



 



Implications for US Extended Deterrence and Assurance in East Asia, November 22, 2015 https://www.38north.org/2015/11/nukefuture112015/



 



Iran nuclear program https://www.nti.org/learn/countries/iran/nuclear/



 



Report to Congress on Status of Irans Nuclear Program



April 4, 2019, pp. 1- 47 https://news.usni.org/2019/04/04/report-congress-status-irans-nuclear-program



 



The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at a Glance https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/JCPOA-at-a-glance



 



Dan Smith, The US withdrawal from the Iran deal: One year on, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute https://sipri.org/commentary/expert-comment/2019/us-withdrawal-iran-deal-one-year



 



Week 5:  Individual in-class presentations  



 



Week 6:  Strategic trade controls - adopting multilateral controls into national strategic trade controls - development of national systems



 Reading:



United Nations Security Council Resolution1540 Committee https://www.un.org/en/sc/1540/resolutions-committee-reports-and-SC-briefings/security-council-resolutions.shtml



 



How to Attract the Best and Brightest to Strategic Trade Careers, Strategic Trade Review, Winter/Spring 2019 pp. 93 - 96  https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Strategic-Trade-Review-WinterSpring-2019.pdf



 



The Importance of Building Legislative and Regulatory Capacity for Strategic Trade Management, Strategic Trade Review, Winter 2019 pp. 67 - 74  https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Strategic-Trade-Review-WinterSpring-2019.pdf



 



Week 7:  Basic elements to developing national strategic trade control systems; examples derived from systems within Asia Pacific region;



 



The Center for Information on Security Trade Controls (CISTEC) Export Control Model of Japan: Role, Utility, and Management, Strategic Trade Review, Winter/Spring 2019 pp. 77 - 92  https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Strategic-Trade-Review-WinterSpring-2019.pdf



 



Frauke Renz, An Additional Tool for Economic Integration? How Coordination on Strategic Trade Controls Can Promote Regional Cooperation within ASEAN,Strategic Trade Review, Autumn 2016, pp. 85 - 102 https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/STR_03.pdf



 



Week 8: Export control systems within Asia Pacific region



 Reading:



The Center for Information on Security Trade Controls (CISTEC) Export Control Model of Japan: Role, Utility, and Management,Strategic Trade Review, Winter/Spring 2019 pp. 77 - 92  https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Strategic-Trade-Review-WinterSpring-2019.pdf



 



David Santoro and Carl Baker, Special Section:  Trade Controls in Southeast Asia,Strategic Trade Review, Spring 2016, pp. 72 - 139 https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/STR_02.pdf



 



Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,A Memorandum from the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) NO. 22, September 2012 http://www.cscap.org/uploads/docs/Memorandums/CSCAP%20Memorandum%20No%2022%20--%20Nonproliferation%20of%20Weapons%20of%20Mass%20Destruction.pdf



 



Guidelines for Managing Trade of Strategic Goods,A Memorandum from the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) NO. 14, March 2009 http://www.cscap.org/uploads/docs/Memorandums/CSCAP%20Memorandum%20No%2014%20--%20Guidelines%20for%20Managing%20Trade%20of%20Strategic%20Goods.pdf



 



Week 9:  Proliferation financing 



 Reading:



Review modules under What is Proliferation Financing?and How Can Proliferation Financing be Identified?”  https://proliferationfinance.org



 



Togzhan Kassenova, Challenges with Implementing Proliferation Financing Controls: How Export Controls Can Help.World ECR: The Journal of Export Controls and Sanctions, May 2018



https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/05/30/challenges-with-implementing-proliferation-financing-controls-how-export-controls-can-help-pub-76476



 



Jonathan Brewer, The Financing of WMD Proliferation: Conducting Risk Assessments,Center for New American Studies, October 2018  https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/the-financing-of-wmd-proliferation



 



Week 10:  Strategic Trade as Foreign Policy Tool: Sanctions and Black Lists



Reading:



John Park, Jim Walsh, Stopping North Korea, Inc.: Sanctions Effectiveness and Unintended Consequences,MIT, 2016 https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/files/Stopping%20North%20Korea%20Inc%20Park%20and%20Walsh%20.pdf



 



PODCAST: Do Sanctions Work,Tell Me More, National Public Radio 2013. Run time: 11minutes https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=246733368



 



PODCAST: Jarrett Blanc, Sanctioning Iran,DiploPod, 2018.  Run time: 21 minutes https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/08/09/sanctioning-iran-pub-77016



 



Jonathan Masters, What Are Economic Sanctions?Council on Foreign Relations, Backgrounder, August 2017 https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/files/Stopping%20North%20Korea%20Inc%20Park%20and%20Walsh%20.pdf



 



Week 11:  Emerging technologies; academic research/collaboration; intangible technology transfer; deemed export”  



       Reading:



 Kolja Brockmann, 3D-printable guns and why export controls on technical data matter,SIPRI, August 2018 https://sipri.org/commentary/blog/2018/3d-printable-guns-and-why-export-controls-technical-data-matter



 



Kolja Brockmann, Sibylle Bauer, Vincent Boulanin, Emerging technologies pose challenges to the control of biological weapons, new SIPRI report,SIPRI, March 2019 https://www.sipri.org/publications/2019/other-publications/bio-plus-x-arms-control-and-convergence-biology-and-emerging-technologies



 



Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies,Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, November 2018 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/19/2018-25221/review-of-controls-for-certain-emerging-technologies



 



Ian J. Stewart, The Contribution of Intangible Technology Controls in



Controlling the Spread of Strategic Technologies,STR, Autumn 2015, pp. 41 - 55 https://strategictraderesearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/STR_01.pdf



Deemed Export https://itlaw.wikia.org/wiki/Deemed_Export



 Week 12:  Emerging technologies; academic research/collaboration; intangible technology transfer; deemed export” – Continued.



 Final papers due


Teaching Methods
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Requirement/Grading

Grade computation:  20% class participation; 40% one individual presentation; 40% written essay of 7-10 pages.  In addition, two or three unresolved issues/questions from the reading material should be presented for discussion for each class.



 Topical reading list will be provided prior to commencement of class.


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