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DKI APCSS faculty presents at Thai Strategic Studies Center

By |2021-05-26T15:49:40-10:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their second Senior Security Studies Program, May 17-21, 2021, in Bangkok.  The intensive one-week program for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized key geopolitical and security trends in the region as well as capacities to manage these for both leaders and institutions.  Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies supported the program as lecturers. In the opening ceremonies, General Siravuth Wongkantee, Commanding General of the National Defence Studies Institute, emphasized the importance of the partnership with the [...]

Anti-Vaccine Sentiment – an Existential Disrupter of National and International Security

By |2021-03-31T15:17:39-10:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“Anti-Vaccine Sentiment - an Existential Disrupter of National and International Security” is the title of a paper by Drs. Deon Canyon and Sebastian Kevany for Security Nexus. This paper suggests that taking a harder line against “anti-vaxxers” while balancing personal rights of individuals may be a solution in flattening the COVID-19 curve. Summary Vaccines brought many benefits and advances to the global community, but their production, dissemination and use have never been exceptional for a variety of reasons. The existential threat to individuals, communities and even national security posed by SARS-CoV-2 and its expected continuation in our world make it [...]

Looking Forward: Pandemic, Economic, Vaccine and Social Predictions for ‘Year Two’

By |2021-03-25T14:42:08-10:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , |

“Looking Forward: Pandemic, Economic, Vaccine and Social Predictions for ‘Year Two’” is the title of a paper by Drs. Sebastian Kevany and Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This paper attempts to provide predictions and advice for policymakers as we enter year two of the COVID pandemic. Summary:  Over a year in to the global pandemic, demand for prognoses and models that will assist in determining key decisions and planning remains as strong as ever – resulting in entire industries that provide forecasts, foresight and insight into possible future outcomes. This demand is in spite of the numerous failures of scientists, [...]

IPOC Goes HyFlex Globally

By |2021-03-04T15:27:19-10:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

A record-setting 210 Fellows attended the newly-created HyFlex course, designed to accommodate in-house and virtual participation due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) expanded its educational program with a Hybrid-Flex or HyFlex model, that welcomed a global class of 210 Fellows to the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 from Feb. 22-26, 2021. Dr. James M. Minnich, the course manager, explained that “HyFlex is an educational model that is concurrently delivered in-resident to some and online to others; each according to their needs.” Adjusting for COVID-19 social distancing protocols, 120 Hawaii-based [...]

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 [...]

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