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DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-27T14:42:01+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Yamin|

By Dr. Saira Yamin DKI APCSS recently conducted its second in-resident workshop on the United States’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.  The strategy was announced by President Trump nearly a year ago and signals the United States’ strong commitment to the Indo-Pacific region through defense, diplomacy, trade and economic initiatives. Mr. Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor on Strategic Affairs, Business Standard, provides a presentation on “The Evolution of India’s Policies in the Indo-Pacific” during a working lunch Oct. 26. Working in concert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, DKI APCSS [...]

ASC 18-2 Concludes with 106 New Fellows

By |2018-12-12T12:45:07+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

One hundred six Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-2 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 34 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 18-2) Sept. 20 – Oct. 24. 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 region. The ASC 18-2 curriculum offered 24 plenary topical discussions that survey the regional strategic [...]

New faculty article on Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific

By |2018-10-30T10:43:18+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Malik|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Mohan Malik has a new article entitled, “China and India: Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific” published in the latest edition of “Rising Powers Quarterly.”  This issue has the theme-- “The "Indo-Pacific" - Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity.” According to the abstract: China and India are engaged in a tug-of-war over naval bases and forward presence in the Indo-Pacific. The crisis in the Maldives and wrangling over a naval base in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean illustrate the rapidly shifting geopolitical dynamics. For small states, economic engagement [...]

ASEAN Takes a Bold Cybersecurity Step

By |2018-10-30T10:33:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Noor|Tags: , |

Associate Professor Elina Noor has a new article entitled “ASEAN Takes a Bold Cybersecurity Step” published this week by The Diplomat. In her article Noor states that the “regional grouping looks to produce meaningful deliverables for its upcoming summit in November, it will be challenged by parallel developments in a domain that is continually being stress-tested in many ways.” “The challenges for ASEAN in maintaining the current momentum are structural and substantive” according to Noor. She follows this up with a description of next moves that are important for ASEAN in order for policy formulation to keep up with technology. [...]

Trust, partner-building, goals of Vietnam workshop

By |2018-11-16T11:44:40+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Cole, Conference, Workshop|

By Dr. Lori Forman and LCDR Leah Cole The Indo-Pacific is in the midst of an epochal change. The global economic shift to Asia, the surge of maritime competition and security issues, and China’s continued forward momentum in their Belt and Road initiative demands a sense of urgency in identifying like-minded partners and priority areas of security cooperation. To build shared understanding and trust in this changing environment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) co-hosted a workshop entitled, “Vietnam in a Changing Region: Looking Ahead to 2025” Sept. 5-7, [...]

A Modern-Day Pentagon Paper in a Post-Pentagon Papers World

By |2018-09-26T14:03:39+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: External Publications|Tags: , |

Commander Jonathan Odom has a new case study published by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.  The article is entitled “A Modern-Day Pentagon Paper in a Post-Pentagon Papers World:  A Case Study of Negotiations between the Washington Post and the U.S. Government Regarding Publication of the 2009 Afghanistan Assessment” The case study is, as its title implies, a negotiation between The Washington Post and the Obama Administration over the publication of a 2009 classified report on Afghanistan operations, which had been leaked to reporter Bob Woodward. The following is the abstract from their website: Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in [...]

Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games

By |2018-12-12T12:45:17+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , |

“Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games” is the title of a new Occasion paper written by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham, and Jim Potenza. According to the abstract: “Disruption characterizes the 21st Century, which is replete with complexities of climate change, food security, scarcity conflicts, displaced populations, unbridled economic growth, erosion of traditional value systems and transnational security dilemmas. In an environment where governments need innovative tools to conceptualize and form a future that leverages emerging opportunities and minimizes risks, foresight is increasingly considered a critical capacity in those responsible for strategic decision-making and [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni, Military Fellows participate in U. S. Coast Guard Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-16T11:26:24+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Cole, Workshop|Tags: , |

By LCDR Leah Cole, USCG Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ personnel participated in the Asia-Pacific Coast Guard Liaison Officers Conference and inaugural Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Area (PACAREA) Headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 11-13. DKI APCSS’ USCG Military Fellow Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole joined Center Recruiter Terry Slattery, and USCG alumni at the workshop, which also brought together USCG attaches, liaison officers, security cooperation officers, and military fellows posted throughout the Indo-Pacific with PACAREA leaders & staff as well as the Deputy Commandant for Operations- International (DCO-I) Office from [...]

Pacific Armies Management Symposium includes plenary from DKI APCSS professor

By |2018-09-13T15:10:23+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Outreach|Tags: , |

The 42nd Pacific Armies Management Symposium (PAMS) was recently held in Hanoi, Vietnam, August 20-23. 2018, with the theme: “Cooperation among Indo-Pacific Land forces in Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR).” There were three plenaries: Land forces initial response to HA/DR; Multilateral cooperation; and Enhancing roles in regional cooperation for HA/DR. Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), presented in plenary three where there was a focus on addressing keys issues land forces need to consider in order to enhance capabilities to effectively respond to future HA/DR events. Plenary session three: Major General Dang Quang Minh [...]

Associate Professor Ryan contributes to Health Emergencies in Large Populations course

By |2018-08-22T12:43:45+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Courses, Faculty|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ (DKI APCSS) Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan recently had the opportunity of facilitating a session on noncommunicable disease (NCD) control and prevention in humanitarian crises at the annual Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from July 30 to August 10, 2018. Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan facilitating a session at the HELP course. This course was delivered by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), World Health Organization (WHO), and University of [...]