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Oceania’s Potential Role in Space Governance Development?

By |2020-05-13T15:09:19-10:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Oehlers, Journal|Tags: , , |

“Oceania's Potential Role in Space Governance Development?” is a new paper written by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Oehlers focuses on the potential of Oceania playing a more vital role in the future of space governance. Excerpt: It may seem incongruous to speak of space and Oceania together. Somehow, the juxtaposition of high-tech space missions against a commonly held vision of relaxed, sunny, palm-fringed beaches, just seems odd. Yet, in these unusual times we live in, the connection may be more important than we realize. At a time of heightened geopolitical competition across multiple domains, Oceania [...]

2019-NCOV Political Framing and Blame-Gaming

By |2020-05-13T14:51:20-10:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Sitaraman|Tags: , |

“2019-NCOV Political Framing and Blame-Gaming” is a new paper written by Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Sitaraman demonstrates how the mechanisms of political interference have historically resulted in disastrous outcomes in battling pandemics, and highlights this repeating pattern with COVID-19. Excerpt: According to an American intelligence assessment, the conclusion that 2019-nCoV is “not manmade or genetically modified” is the current official position. However, intelligence officials continue to explore “whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.” Several governments have called for [...]

Ships Become Dangerous Places During a Pandemic

By |2020-05-05T15:45:10-10:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Turvold, McMullin|Tags: , , |

“Ships Become Dangerous Places During a Pandemic” is a new paper authored by Wade Turvold and Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. In this paper, they illustrate the difficulties of life aboard ocean-going vessels and cite historic cases of how onboard ventilation systems and close-quarters living conditions have contributed to the spread of contagious diseases, including COVID-19. Excerpt: “Due to their unique features, ships become particularly dangerous places during times of pandemic. The outbreaks in the USS Leviathan and the MV Diamond Princess both point to the same lesson. Ships with their characteristically crowded conditions, small spaces, and poor ventilation increase the transmission [...]

The Coronavirus and its Likely Impact on North Korea

By |2020-05-01T17:06:00-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Cho|Tags: |

“The Coronavirus and its Likely Impact on North Korea” is a new paper authored by Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Cho explains how the COVID-19 is likely to impact North Korea's domestic politics and foreign policy behavior by examining the official statements, and foreign policies of North Korea observed in 2020. Excerpt: “I argue that there is a higher likelihood of the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea than otherwise. The epidemic does not seem to pose an immediate threat to Kim Jong-un in the short term. Still, he is most likely to be concerned about the outbreak's [...]

Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace

By |2020-05-05T10:06:27-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Noor|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Elina Noor recently published an article titled “Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace” in Asia Policy, The National Bureau of Asian Research's a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific. In this paper, Noor states that “Although international law is silent on espionage, in cyberspace the line between information collection and military preparation is much less distinct than in the kinetic space. Cyberspace complements and augments traditional analytical capabilities by enabling quicker and more comprehensive information collection by using the larger sets of data. The lag time between information collection, intelligence analysis, and logistical surge in [...]

North Korea’s ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line

By |2020-05-01T16:10:29-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Minnich, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Professor James Minnich recently published an OpEd titled “North Korea's ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line” in The Telegraph. In this paper, Minnich writes “Today’s potential succession questions are the same with the addition of the gender question as a debated leadership characteristic. Kim Yo-jong is the most prominent dynastic Kim today, after her brother, Chairman Kim Jong-un. Kim Yo-jong, 32, is a senior official in the Workers’ Party of Korea and serves as First Deputy Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department and alternate member of the Politburo. She has been prominent in several [...]

Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization

By |2020-04-27T12:19:21-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

“Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization” is a new paper authored by Dr. David Dorman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dorman states that “Despite being tied to the pandemic or “economic restart,” current Chinese domestic propaganda efforts on topics ranging from “crisis management” to “digital transformation” and “defense mobilization” did not originate with the coronavirus. Instead, each represents an agile repackaging of Communist Party guidance and propaganda messaging that was already months or years old. Facing a crisis of confidence following its muddled response to [...]

Plagues, Pandemics, and Global Political Change in a Historical Context

By |2020-04-14T12:55:53-10:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Sitaraman|Tags: , , |

“Plagues, Pandemics, and Global Political Change in a Historical Context,” is a new research paper authored by Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this research paper, Sitaraman states that “Researchers believe that the Athenian Plague might have originated in Ethiopia made its way through the Port of Piraeus, which was a primary source for food and supplies to Athens. The Spartans burned the fields around the city walls within which the Athenian population was sheltering, hence Athens had to depend on sea routes for its food supply opening up a channel for the plague contagion. Collapse of the Greek city state [...]

Statement on the passing of Irene Hirano

By |2020-04-09T09:31:45-10:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: speakers, news|

We were saddened by the news of Irene Hirano’s passing. Irene has shown tremendous support to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies over the years. As a valuable partner in our Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series program, she was a key supporter of the program that was created to promote the legacy of her late husband, Sen. Inouye. “We at the Center are so grateful for her enduring support throughout the years” said DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao.  “We were honored that she was able to be here at last year's inaugural DKI APCSS Speaker Series. We will [...]

Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan

By |2020-04-06T14:29:39-10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his perspective on “Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan” for Security Nexus. In this Op Ed, Dorman states that “An important part of China’s domestic propaganda work since January has been to obfuscate the Communist Party’s early role in allowing a virus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide to spread unchecked across and out of China. One method has been to commandeer the image of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical staff saving lives in Wuhan to mask the Party’s role in creating the crisis.” Read full paper

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