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The Global Islamist Extremist Threat: Still Significant in 2021

By |2021-02-12T15:28:26-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“The Global Islamist Extremist Threat: Still Significant in 2021” is the title of a paper by Kumar Ramakrishna for Security Nexus. This paper discusses six trends which will likely enable extreme Islamic terrorism to remain a threat in 2021. Abstract Violent Islamist extremism remained the most potent terrorist threat to global stability in 2020 and will remain so in 2021. Six trends were observed the past year: the continuing salience of lone actors; the involvement of women and family networks in combatant roles; the challenge of rehabilitating and reintegrating returning foreign fighters and their families; the role of diasporas; the [...]

Recommendations from Papua New Guinea on How to Improve U.S. Posture in the Pacific

By |2021-02-12T10:54:05-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Recommendations from Papua New Guinea on How to Improve U.S. Posture in the Pacific” is the title of a paper co-written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Michael Kabuni for Security Nexus. This paper lists several explicit recommendations for how the U.S. can improve its posture in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Excerpt: The Pacific Ocean is a place of many small countries that need to strategically cooperate, not compete, to survive. The best way forward is for all nations to cooperate with each other as they tackle the greatest threats and make the world a safer place. The U.S. and China [...]

A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-02-12T15:33:13-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin|Tags: , |

“A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific” is the title of a paper co-written by Dr. Deon Canyon, retired Navy Capt. Wade Turvold, and Navy Capt. Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. This paper addresses the critical need for networked fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific to meet growing transboundary threats to international security. Exerpt: The establishment of national maritime fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific region would go a long way toward advancing maritime security. Indo-Pacific states should establish such centers with a focus on maritime threats of a transboundary nature, as well as traditional state-based threats. Indeed, the lack [...]

Enabling Meaningful Participation for Women in the Security Sector

By |2021-03-04T09:38:48-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , , , |

In the latest podcast on Women, Peace and Security Conversations with Thought Leaders, Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to distinguished APCSS alumna (i) Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and (ii) Dr. John E. Byrd, Lab Director at the Defense Prisoners Of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency of the US Department of Defense . The discussion draws on the knowledge and experience of two senior officials in enabling women's meaningful participation in security sector institutions.   #WomenInLeadership #WPS #WPSChampions #GenderedSecurity  #UNSCR1325 The opinions expressed in this video does not necessarily reflect the official policy of DKI APCSS, USINDOPACOM or the U.S. [...]

New OpEd on South Asia and Terrorism

By |2021-01-19T12:28:01-10:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

In his latest OpEd, Prof. Shyam Tekwani writes that regional leaders have made a show of standing together on terrorism, but individually they use anti-terror laws to suppress dissent and minorities. The OpEd for the South China Morning Post entitled “In war on terror and Isis, South Asia is fighting itself” discusses ‘how unleashing violence on sections of their own populations these countries have only made it easier for groups like Islamic State to take hold.’ Read the full article The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1

By |2020-12-30T12:37:39-10:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Courses, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , |

The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 is scheduled from Feb. 22-26, 2021. IPOC prepares U.S. security practitioners and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This five-day course will execute in hybrid with four days online and one day in-resident for Oahu-based participants; all others participants will be integrated into their seminars while conducting the course exclusively online. Interested U.S. and international government employees in the military grade equivalencies of O4-O7 can contact DKI APCSS Recruiter Mr. Terry Slattery at slatteryt@apcss.org by Jan. 11, 2021. IPOC course description [...]

New research article about North Korea’s economic reform and opening policies

By |2020-12-03T11:41:14-10:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why North Korea Could Not Implement the Chinese Style Reform and Opening? The Internal Contradiction Between Economic Reform and Political Stability.” was recently published by the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. Here is the abstract of the article. "Can North Korea implement the Chinese-style reform and opening-up policies? This is an important question, directly relevant to the policy debate on North Korea’s nuclear challenges. Through comparative historical analysis, I argue that Pyongyang has failed to adopt the Chinese-style reform and opening-up for the internal and structural restraints. The Chinese experience shows [...]

DKI APCSS kicks off South Asia Dialogues podcast

By |2020-12-02T13:05:41-10:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, news|Tags: , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is hosting a series of podcasts on South Asia.   The first podcast is titled "South Asia Dialogues: U.S. Pakistan Relations."  In this video, Dr. Saira Yamin talks to Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Kaleem Saadat, former Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force, and current President of the  Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies in Islamabad. Air Chief Marshal Saadat is a distinguished DKI APCSS alumnus.

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

By |2020-12-17T16:14:14-10:00December 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 [...]

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