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Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-04-19T14:00:08-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Lumbaca|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]

Dr. Ryan discusses the need to integrate the private sector into international disaster response

By |2019-04-01T15:22:40-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) professor Dr. Benjamin Ryan delivered a presentation on how and why the private sector should be integrated into international disaster response Mar. 26. The presentation was hosted Dr. Malinda Steenkamp and Ms. Johanna Garnett from the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. The presentation was attended by representatives from the private sector, government and academia. Dr. Ryan discussed how increased disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Pacific is progressively pushing humanitarian agencies beyond their ability to cope and while the use of the military in such situations is standard [...]

CCM 19-1 concludes with 101 new Alumni!

By |2019-03-19T11:21:36-10:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , , , |

One hundred and one Fellows from 36 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 19-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Feb. 7 to March 13. Managing crises involves a host of government and non-government actors, the military, the private sector, and affected populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse. Crises can be overwhelmingly complex due to myriad contributing factors, such as increased threat, urgency and uncertainty, interconnected processes, diverse stakeholder motivations, resource scarcity and inability to cope. The involvement of multiple ministries, national actors and foreign aid can make [...]

CCM 19-1 Fellows Visit to US Coast Guard to Discuss Maritime Crisis Management

By |2019-03-13T11:32:31-10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Cole, College, Courses|Tags: |

By Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole, USCG On March 1, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and USCGC WALNUT hosted Fellows from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, currently completing a five Week Comprehensive Crisis Management course, graduating on March 13, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who serves as the Captain of the Port of Honolulu as well as the main prevention and response provider for maritime crisis management across the State of Hawaii and all US Flagged Pacific territories, detailed the multi-mission, inter-agency partnerships that Sector Honolulu prioritizes and leverages on a daily basis for contingency response. DKI APCSS [...]

Odom article on China’s ‘Riskfare’ published by Proceedings

By |2019-03-05T14:34:11-10:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Odom|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professor Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom has an article featured in the March issue of Proceedings magazine, highlighting the growing tactical risk arising in the geopolitical competition between the United States and China.  The article, entitled “China’s ‘Riskfare’,” calls for the United States to spotlight China’s risky operational behavior in and over the waters of the Asia-Pacific region and take deliberate actions to counter these dangerous tactics. Odom points out that “Risk is not always synonymous with threat.”  However, China’s behavior, particularly in and overthe South China Sea and East China Sea, produces risk and elevates it to a weapon, [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The National Interest blog

By |2019-02-21T14:39:05-10:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Vuving|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The National Interest profiling N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un and providing his opinion on how the U.S. should response. The OpEd entitled “What Kim Jong Un Really Wants, and How America Should Respond”  provides a background on Kim Jong Un’s first six years as leader and the programs he pursued in order to establish credibility within N. Korea as well as the world. According to Vuving, “North Korea is an opportunity masquerading as a threat.  The United States must not miss the larger struggle in Asia for the squabbles with North [...]

Inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series kicks off with AMB Harry Harris

By |2019-02-11T16:14:58-10:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: |

The inaugural “Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series: Perspectives on a Secure, Stable, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific” was held on February 6, 2019 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The event was cohosted by the DKI APCSS, The Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute (DKII). The first speaker of this series was U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Harry Harris.  A retired U.S. Navy admiral, Harris is the former Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (now U.S. Indo-Pacific Command). His remarks were focused on the U.S. – [...]

The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability

By |2019-01-29T16:39:55-10:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Ryan|

"The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability" is a new article co-authored by Benjamin J. Ryan, Deon v. Canyon, James Campbell, Frederick M. Burkle, and Wie-Sen Li.  It was recently published in the Defense Security Brief, volume 7, issue 2 According to the authors: "For the Indo-Pacific to build and maintain crisis resilience, implementation is required at regional, national, provincial and local levels. However, without a resilient local government and community, national and provincial resilience is not possible. This is because the local community levels are most intensely and immediately impacted by a [...]

Directors Log: A new year’s focus

By |2019-03-15T16:34:16-10:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Director, Director's Log|

Aloha and Hafa Adai! We’ve accomplished so much this year even up to the last weeks of December and now it’s time to give pause in our busy schedule to recharge our batteries, reflect on our awesome accomplishments this past year, and to reset our focus towards 2019 and beyond which is turning out to be as ambitious and exciting as this past year. We couldn’t have done all of this work without every part of our Ohana coming to the Center ready to work and contribute every day to our ongoing success. Without the individual contributions from our Ohana, we [...]

US, Taiwan Lead Multilateral Workshop on Private, Civil and Public Disaster Response Cooperation

By |2019-02-04T13:48:42-10:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: , |

Disaster management professionals from Taiwan, the U.S. and 12 Indo-Pacific countries conducted a workshop December 11-14 to explore ways to integrate private, civil and public sectors into disaster response. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) cohosted the workshop in Taipei, Taiwan titled “Integrating Private, Civil & Public Sector Disaster Response.” Taiwan is considered a world leader in disaster response and already integrates private, civil, and public sector response in planning and execution. That experience was on display as Taiwan representatives shared their experience with other [...]