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‘Cognitive Dissonance in Decision-Making’ Introduced During IPOC 19-3

By |2019-12-10T14:35:53-10:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , |

IPOC 19-3 official group photo A total of 167 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 19-3 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on Dec 6. This was the largest course in the Center’s history. Primarily geared for a U.S. audience, it comprised 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international participants, including a syndicate of senior executives.  International participants came from Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Taiwan. There were approximately 60 percent military and 40 [...]

DKI APCSS collaborates with Thai Strategic Studies Center on new senior course

By |2019-12-06T15:15:47-10:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Twenty-one participants from a variety of government organizations including the Ministry of Defense and Royal Thai Police attended the course. In November, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their inaugural Senior Security Studies Course in Bangsaen, Chonburi.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as capacities to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies located in Honolulu, Hawaii, supported this first senior [...]

Commentary: How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China

By |2019-12-07T19:52:58-10:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|

“How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The article examines the nature of China’s assertiveness and offers policy recommendations for the US on how to meet China - challenge. According to Anwar, China “harbors greater ambitions than mere economic dominance. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly-assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated “whole-of-society” strategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world and challenge the US.” Read the full commentary online at:   https://ksr.hkspublications.org/2019/11/07/how-the-us-should-respond-to-xis-assertive-china/   Anu [...]

Shared Understanding and Networked Relationships Developed During TSC 19-2

By |2019-12-09T21:58:38-10:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 27 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-2 from Nov. 3-8 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, and the course coordinator was Assoc. Prof. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca. A TSC 19-2 Fellow works with other members of her table to consolidate their idea into consensus. Countries represented were Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. The Pacific Islands Forum [...]

RSIS Commentary — Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It

By |2019-12-10T08:33:30-10:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Anwar, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |

“Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for RSIS. The commentary diagnosis primary causes for China to push forward this initiative despite mounting economic and political risks. Anwar then segmented those factors into China’s internal and external dynamics, which led to this initiative and explained the image of global leadership that China sought to achieve through this initiative. According to Anwar, “The prospect for success of the BRI depends on an array of factors, ranging from China’s handling of its domestic economic downturn to potential international backlash. After six [...]

Korea paper updated now available in Spanish & Portuguese

By |2019-10-24T10:05:46-10:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Faculty Articles, Minnich, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , |

In 2018, then U.S. Army Colonel James M. Minnich wrote a paper entitled “North Korea Solution,  Changed Regime” for the Military Review, a U.S. Army professional journal. Versions of that paper are now available in both Spanish and Portuguese. In the original paper, Minnich stated that:  “An effective changed-regime policy would quickly undertake a series of actions that should eventually align North Korean interests with those of the United States, bringing the entire Korean Peninsula into Washington’s security sphere. At present, Washington’s interests are not Pyongyang’s interests, which is why a changed-regime policy is needed to effect persistent change. America’s chief [...]

Cyber workshop held at DKI APCSS

By |2019-11-12T11:23:16-10:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: news, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , |

A one-day workshop entitled “Cooperative Security in Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Cyberspace,” was held Oct. 7 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. A total of 25 participants from 8 countries convened to discuss the opportunities and challenges of ensuring the resilience of a nation’s critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, transportation, banking, healthcare, and communications in cyberspace. This focus is a shared interest among many, interdependent stakeholders on different levels, including the public and private sectors as well as the federal and state government. DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao (seated head of table) helps [...]

New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Canyon, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Several DKI APCS faculty members, past and present, have co-authored a paper entitled: “Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership.” The paper was published on October 5, 2019, by the international journal Safety, and is authored by Pablo Yuste, James Campbell, Deon Canyon, Mark Childers, and Benjamin Ryan. “The military plays a growing role in supplementing and even leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief logistics,” say the authors.  “However, issues relating to military involvement such as sovereignty and cost have refocused the conversation onto capabilities and capacities of commercial logistics providers, who have not been fully engaged and [...]

DoD Regional Centers collaborate on “China’s Global Influence: Perspectives and Recommendations”

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Burgoyne, Faculty Articles, news, publication|

“China’s Global Influence: Perspectives and Recommendations,” edited by Scott D. McDonald and Michael C. Burgoyne, is a compilation of proceedings from the “China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment” workshop held in early 2019.  This new book, as with the workshop, is the result of a unique collaboration among the five U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers and several other organizations. That workshop leveraged expertise and unique perspectives from all five Regional Centers* to examine the actions and intentions of the People’s Republic of China. To understand how these global activities impact the United States, an analysis was conducted within the context [...]

How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals

By |2019-10-31T14:45:45-10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar has a new article in the East Asia Forum entitled "How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals (link is external)." According to Anwar: "Two factors make regulating tourist flows tempting for Chinese policymakers: the size of its international tourism industry and the control China can still exercise over outward tourism. But whether tourism has been an effective political tool is debated." Read the full article at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/09/19/how-china-is-using-tourists-to-realise-its-geopolitical-goals/ (link is external) The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of [...]