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Considering Technical Information Protection through an Evaluation of ASAT Technology in Japan

By |2020-12-01T12:01:47-10:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Considering Technical Information Protection through an Evaluation of ASAT Technology in Japan” is the title of a paper written by Mr. Junichi Nishiyama and Dr. Al Oehlers for Security Nexus. This article details the significance of Japanese advances in space, while emphasizing the need for protecting these technologies against espionage and theft. Summary Recent civil space missions have highlighted the significant advances Japan has accomplished in this high technology field.  While deserving recognition and celebration, in an increasingly competitive space domain, urgent attention is also needed in safeguarding the intellectual property and technical information around these missions.  Japanese advances in [...]

Stackpole ceremony

By |2020-12-01T09:29:45-10:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao hosted the event honoring Lt. Gen. Stackpole and all that he brought to the Center. Chief of Regional Engagement Operations Lenore Patton and Chief of Admissions Tom Patykula Family members and invited guests applaud Mrs. Vivien Stackpole for demonstrating courage and resolve at the loss of her late husband. Event Coordinator Cherrielynn Kamahele assists Mrs. Stackpole to untie the maile lei to officially dedicate the Auditorium as “The H.C. “Hank” Stackpole III Auditorium” Director Gumataotao provides closing remarks. View more [...]

New OpEd looks at Pakistan and good governance

By |2020-11-30T09:19:57-10:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

Professor Shyam Tekwani’s latest OpEd entitled “Pakistan’s ‘three evils’, CPEC and good governance” was recently published by the East Asia Forum. According to Tekwani, “Setbacks to the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continue to mount, having spluttered along since its announcement as a showpiece of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in April 2015. CPEC may be further impeded by the recent alliance between Baloch and Sindhi separatist groups against Chinese interests, escalating security threats from the so-called ‘three evils’ in Pakistan — terrorism, religious extremism, and ethnic separatism. Pakistan must rein in the ‘three evils’ through good governance if CPEC [...]

The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub

By |2020-11-24T16:38:17-10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Atal Ahmadzai for Security Nexus. This article addresses how Afghanistan may shift its strategic outlook to meet the shift in Beijing’s behavior, which is part of a broader strategy to expand and consolidate its influence in Central, South, and Western Asia. Abstract: Paradoxical to its historic no-interest policy, China’s projection of strategic influence in Afghanistan has become increasingly visible. This shift in Beijing’s behavior is part of a broader strategy to expand and [...]

Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security

By |2020-11-24T05:58:49-10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article illustrates how wargaming may be used to inform a higher-level strategy, rather than conflict. Summary Generating competitive intelligence to make intelligent decisions in a world increasingly facing complex security challenges is more difficult than ever before. Competitive Security Gaming reframes wargaming in terms of strategic, operational and tactical competition rather than conflict. Like business wargames, it produces quality insight into the reactions and strategies of competing actors. But [...]

IPOC Goes Hybrid in the Center’s First Course since the Start of the COVID Pandemic

By |2020-11-21T11:18:25-10:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) reopened its doors Nov. 16 to welcome 60 Fellows attending the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 20-1 from. IPOC 20-1, a highly sought after executive education experience for U.S. security practitioners, spanned an intensive week of discussions and applied learning activities on key security issues and trends affecting the Indo-Pacific region. The course ended Nov. 20. The course design used teaching methodologies centered on transformative learning. To adjust for the COVID-19 pandemic, the course management team, led by Dr. James M. Minnich, designed the course as a five-day hybrid program of [...]

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

By |2020-10-15T12:22:18-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Vuving, Wieninger, Tekwani, Watson, Byrd, Minnich, Burgoyne, DKI APCSS, publication, news, Mullins, Sitaraman, hemmings, Miyamoto, Allen, Turvold|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center created this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific,” to highlight important issues in the Indo-Pacific region. This book provides a tour d’horizon of the most consequential issues that are defining the global and regional security landscape in the Indo-Pacific. With hindsight, insight, and foresight in each of its chapters, the book offers a perspective to see this landscape in its dynamic making and re-making. Download the Digital Book Edited by Dr. Alexander L. Vuving, [...]

Who will welcome Bougainville?

By |2020-10-09T10:13:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Al Oehlers has a new article published by Islands Business News called “Who will welcome Bougainville?” The article discusses the newly independent Bougainville, its recent elections and the regional reaction – or lack thereof. According to Oehlers, "Most certainly, there are sensitivities to be navigated. And some of these are purely “internal” among Pacific neighbors, such as the Solomon Islands and recent secession issues around Malaita. It will be interesting to watch how bilateral relations between Pacific nations, PNG and an emerging Bougainville evolve in future, and how any such sensitivities will be accounted for." Read the full article [...]

Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

By |2020-09-04T10:28:11-10:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools” is the title of paper by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon and former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan for Security Nexus. This paper documents a methodology for creating crisis-games that are designed to explore possible futures in the medium and long-term. It describes a four-step process in which security practitioners work on understanding threat systems, delve into the related underlying driving forces of the threats, create future scenarios in which these forces interact and play out, and explore these scenarios using adversarial crisis-games. According to the authors, “While they have [...]

Defense Secretary Esper the Keynote at DKI APCSS’ 3rd Speaker Series and 25th Anniversary Commemoration

By |2020-08-28T16:40:24-10:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper provides the keynote address during the Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series event which also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu Aug. 26. Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) Pete Gumataotao welcomed Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper as the keynote speaker in the 3rd DKI Speaker Series at the Center in Honolulu Aug. 26. The series is co-hosted by the DKI APCSS, the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Daniel [...]

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