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Artificial Intelligence: the case of international cooperation

By |2020-01-06T16:33:09-10:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Noor|

Prof. Elina Noor has a new article published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies on “Artificial Intelligence: the case of international cooperation.” In the article, she outlines two areas of “digital disjuncture” related to AI --  the evolving global order and inclusivity in governance. Noor states, “As technology looks set to increasingly become a determinant of national power, political and strategic tensions will coalesce and intensify around developments such as AI. Correspondingly, market access and dominance, as well as technical standards-setting for the next generation of technological infrastructure, will become greater points of contention. This will have significant implications for [...]

‘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 |2020-01-10T08:21:32-10:00December 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 [...]

ASC 19-2 Concludes with 117 Empowered Fellows

By |2019-12-30T11:12:04-10:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses, news|Tags: , , |

ASC 19-2 Official Group Photo One hundred seventeen Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation (ASC)  Course 19-2 Oct. 24, with broader perspectives and a newly developed common understanding of the challenges and opportunities to security in the region and enhanced networks of cooperation. U.S. and international Fellows from 44 locations, including 27 women completed the five-week course. Dr. Bill Wieninger was the course manager and Dr. Sungmin Cho was the course coordinator. ASC is an executive education program enabling mid- to senior-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of the complex security environment in the Indo-Pacific [...]

Korea paper updated now available in Spanish & Portuguese

By |2020-01-10T08:22:33-10:00October 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 |2020-01-10T08:23:32-10:00October 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 [...]