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Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

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

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

By |2020-08-07T09:14:48-10:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

“Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Sam Mullins for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the obstacles faced by terrorists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes results from a survey sent out to Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) alumni in July 2020. Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been forced to adapt. However, we still have relatively limited understanding of the [...]

Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19

By |2020-06-29T14:57:31-10:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Asma Khawaja – Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, for Security Nexus. In this paper, the authors detail how shifting policy guidance affected Pakistan’s response to COVID-19, including the women’s role in a patriarchal society. Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic presents as a global, complex, public health emergency that varies in impact due to geography, variations in virulence over time and space, response preparation times, available resources, culture, religion, and a host of other possible confounders. Response systems that have shown [...]

Terrorism and COVID-19: Are We Over-Estimating the Threat?

By |2020-06-25T15:07:30-10:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

“Terrorism and COVID-19: Are We Over-Estimating the Threat?” is a new article by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sam Mullins for the Small Wars Journal. In this article, Mullins looks at if and how terrorists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to further their goals. “There is an established tendency to interpret everything that violent extremists and terrorists now do through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost invariably, this is done in such a way as to magnify our perception of the threat. But is this really an accurate assessment?" asked Mullins in his paper. Read the full article on the Small [...]

DKI APCSS achieves candidate status for accreditation

By |2020-06-16T18:15:04-10:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

"The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Candidate for Accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education." The Council on Occupational Education is a U.S. Department of Education recognized national accrediting body.  Accreditation is a rigorous process of self- and peer-review for improvement of academic quality and public accountability.  Contact information for the Commission is as follows:  Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX 770-396-3790. DKI APCSS is dedicated to being a recognized and respected institutional partner in delivering practical outcomes that enhance security [...]

Urgent Policies Required to Grant Public Access to Protected Health Information during Emergency Disease Outbreaks and Pandemics

By |2020-06-10T17:09:55-10:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Urgent Policies Required to Grant Public Access to Protected Health Information during Emergency Disease Outbreaks and Pandemics” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Research Analyst at the University of California San Francisco Dr. Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. In this paper, they discuss the pros and cons of using tracking apps to stay ahead of disease outbreaks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpt: While some believe that contact tracing apps produce benefits as soon as users increase above 10 percent of a population, there remain PHI-related shortcomings in these approaches because such apps do [...]

The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics

By |2020-06-09T16:52:12-10:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics” is a new paper co-authored by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. This OpEd speculates on how trade strategies combined with US-China strategic competition and the ongoing economic decoupling of the world’s top two economies may redefine the nature of post-COVID19 globalization. Excerpt: For the first time in recent history, a decoupling process features two countries upholding opposing political ideologies that inform their respective visions of world order. In effect, the economic decoupling also draws an ideological line of separation between the US and China. Read [...]

CTGo Podcast Looks at Right-Wing Terrorism

By |2020-06-03T14:39:07-10:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: news, CTGo|Tags: , , , |

View/Download Edited Transcript Recently, Dr. Sam Mullins interviewed retired FBI Special Agent Tom O’Connor as part of a new CTGO! podcast. In it they discussed the growing problem of right-wing terrorism. Their discussion covered the growth and history of these groups, what motivates them, and what next steps they recommend the US government take to help fight it. The interview took place on May 15th, 2020 (just a few days before the world’s first incel terrorism charge in Canada, and an incel-inspired shooting took place at an Arizona mall). CTGo! is led by a group of counter terrorism [...]

Statement on the passing of Lt. Gen. Hank Stackpole, USMC (Ret.)

By |2020-06-03T14:32:17-10:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: news|Tags: , , |

We are very saddened by the news of the passing of retired U.S. Marine Corp Lt. Gen. Henry “Hank” C. Stackpole. He served as the President of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (1998-2005) and most recently as a Chair of the Foundation for the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Before his time at the Center, Lt. Gen. Stackpole honorably served in the Marine Corps for 37 years and was the recipient of many distinguished awards to include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit and the Defense Superior Service [...]

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