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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 [...]

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 [...]

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