Ensuring Freedom of the Seas for the next U.S. Administration – Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom

On January 17, 2017, in College, Faculty, Odom, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Commander Jonathan G. Odom, a military professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, has a new OpEd published by The National Interest entitled “How Trump Can Make America Navigate Again: How can the next administration ensure freedom of the seas?” In this editorial, Odom provides six concrete steps the new U.S. presidential […]

Opinion: Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea – Dr. Van Jackson

On September 12, 2016, in External Publications, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

“Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea” by Dr. Van Jackson was recently published by Foreign Affairs magazine. In the article Jackson discusses N. Korea’s fifth and largest missile and nuclear testing.  In the last four years, N. Korea under Kim Jong Un has conducted 35 missile launches and three nuclear tests. According to Jackson, “North […]

OpEd: Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III – Dr. Van Jackson

On April 1, 2016, in College, Faculty, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

In his latest commentary, “Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III,” DKI professor Dr. Van Jackson advocates for stronger U.S. maritime leadership in a region marked by increasing tension. Jackson writes, “The opaque, low-information nature of the South China Sea creates a permissive environment for many sources of conflict.  When national governments […]

Commentary: South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation – Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom

On March 10, 2016, in College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Odom, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

In his latest commentary for The Diplomat, Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom looks at the freedom of navigation “myth.” Entitled “South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation: Taking a closer look at the freedom of navigation ‘myth’,” Odom uses TV’s “Mythbusters” methodology to identify universal standards and correct four fallacies about the South China Sea and […]

OpEd: FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage? – Cmdr. Jonathan Odom

On February 25, 2016, in College, Faculty, Odom, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

U. S. Navy Cmdr. Jonathan Odom has a new OpEd in The Diplomat entitled: “FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?   Despite popular misconception, that is hardly ‘Mission Impossible.’” In the OpEd, Odom looks at the U.S. Freedom of Navigation (FON) program and reviews other recent commentaries on the subject especially in relation to […]

OpEd: America’s Micronesia Problem – Lt. Col Thomas Matelski

On February 19, 2016, in College, Faculty, Matelski, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

DKI APCSS professor U.S. Army Lt. Col Thomas Matelski has an OpEd in the latest edition of The Diplomat focused on the implications of not renewing the Compact of Free Association between the Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. “America’s Micronesia Problem” provides a background on this relationship, how it came about, and outlines […]

Opinion: Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea – Dr. Mohan Malik

On January 28, 2016, in College, Faculty, Malik, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

This week Dr. Mohan Malik guest blogged for the Global Risk Insights online publication. In his post, “Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea,” Malik looks at how the collapse of the Chinese stock market and the recent landing of commercial flights on one of China’s fake islands in the South China Sea create […]

Opinion: ‘The Trouble with the US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea’ – Dr. Van Jackson

On January 12, 2016, in Courses, Faculty, Faculty Articles, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “The Trouble With The US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea” for The Diplomat. In the opinion piece, Jackson discusses the recent bilateral ROK- US bomber overflight against North Korea. While he states that the U.S. message to N. Korea could not have been clearer, he does believe that it could […]

New OpEd: The Strategist, the Lawyer and the South China Sea – Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell

On December 22, 2015, in College, External Publications, Faculty, KNankivell, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell recently wrote an Op/Ed on “The Strategist, the Lawyer and the South China Sea” for The Diplomat. In the article, she compares articles written by two leading experts in South China Sea disputes. Dr. Sam Bateman, a retired commodore of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) […]

New OpEd on North Korea and the Arms Control Taboo – Dr. Van Jackson

On December 2, 2015, in Faculty Articles, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “Breaking the North Korea Arms Control Taboo” for The Diplomat. In the article, he states that “there’s a highly ingrained taboo against arms control when it comes to North Korea, and it’s so strong that it risks blinding rational alliance decision-making.” He also describes the pros and […]

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