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An Analysis of Australian Defense Policy from 1901 to Present

By |2020-01-31T16:03:44-10:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Nexus Articles|Tags: , , |

“An Analysis of Australian Defense Policy from 1901 to Present,” written by Major Jeremy P. Brown, U.S. Army, is the latest addition to the Security Nexus series by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Abstract: Scholars generally consider there to be three main eras in Australian Defense Policy: The Imperial Defense era (1901-1945), Forward Defense era (1950-1975) and Defense of Australia era (1975-1997).  These eras are informed by world events, leaders and outside powers that influence defense policy on the continent.  This analytical analysis examines each major conceptual approach and themes defining defense policy throughout Australia’s history.  Additionally, [...]

DKI APCSS and Thai NSC Host Workshop on “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy”

By |2020-01-24T11:51:15-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Conference, Outreach, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings provides an introduction on the 5G debate. Thailand’s National Security Council  jointly organized a workshop, “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy,” in Bangkok from January 16-17, 2020 with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Participants enhanced their knowledge and understanding of emerging issues in a rapidly changing security environment, and identified future trends and security challenges privileging whole-of-government responses. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath speaks at the opening ceremony. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath joined Ruchakorn Napapornpipat, Director of Directorate of Security Policy and Planning of the [...]

Indo-Pacific terrorism & Crisis Leadership reports are the first publications for the new Security Nexus journal

By |2020-01-24T09:52:23-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Courses|

Security Nexus, a new journal from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, is a free, open access, international, peer-reviewed, online publication by DKI-APCSS faculty and alumni. It features original research, reviews, policy papers, and management articles in the broad area of security cooperation with a special focus on security-sector development, crises, disasters, counter-terrorism, maritime, and other transnational security challenges. Two new reports by DKI APCSS faculty are now available as part of the Security Nexus. Both were created in support of the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (CCM 20-1). “Terrorism in the Indo-Pacific: The Year Gone by and the [...]

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 |2020-03-24T10:10:13-10:00December 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 [...]

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