A Message from the Director

Pete Gumataotao
DKI APCSS Director

The Center

Established in Honolulu on September 4, 1995, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense institution that provides a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Pacific gather to address regional and global security issues and enhance security cooperation through programs of executive education, professional exchange, and building relationships of trust and confidence.

Mr. Pokharel describes his experience in ASC 19-2.
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A free, prosperous Indo-Pacific promoting collaborative, inclusive security..


DKI APCSS builds resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Guiding Principles

  • Transparency: Foster an environment that encourages open and honest communication and processes.
  • Mutual Respect: Value perspectives that are different from our own.
  • Inclusion: Seek to involve the broadest range of stakeholders and ideas.

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A Department of Defense institution where military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Asia-Pacific gather to address security issues and enhance security cooperation through courses, workshops, dialogues, and related programs.
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