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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

The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis

By |2020-04-05T23:32:30-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective by Dr. Deon Canyon. In this OpEd, Canyon discusses the role that the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies plays in Thought Leadership. According to the author,” Executives and decision-makers who manage national and transboundary security issues have limited time and many competing interests vie for their attention. Despite this, most indicate that they dedicate the necessary time required to review guidance from reliable and trusted sources. However, they note that identifying sources that meet their needs is not easy. Making this more [...]

Mass Surveillance and Individual Privacy

By |2020-03-30T16:23:32-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Miyamoto|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto shared her perspectives on “Mass Surveillance And Individual Privacy” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: During a crisis, governments will seek to implement technological solutions in an effort be responsive. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception—in order to contain the spread of an outbreak and to assist with contact tracing, governments are using technologies, such as facial recognition, surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence, and mobile phone apps. The use of technological solutions, however, comes at a cost to individual privacy. View full article

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War

By |2020-03-30T16:10:36-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, hemmings|Tags: , |

Dr. John Hemmings shared his perspectives on “The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: The COVID-19 Crisis has been a significant global event, putting stress on states in how they respond, exasperating geopolitical tensions between great powers, and impacting manufacturing and shipping. Many are scrambling to understand the long-term consequences, with Foreign Policy’s recent review by 12 leading intellectuals being an obvious example. Notable predictions from them include the possible end of (economic) globalization, or at least the end of US-led globalization; other predictions include the rise of [...]