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US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

By |2018-12-20T13:40:40-10:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Yamin|Tags: |

By Dr. Saira Yamin December 17, 2018, Pakistan Politico "US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground" (link is external) published by Pakistan Politico is the latest article by Dr. Saira Yamin. According to Yamin, "Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be ready to move on.  However, it may be worthwhile taking a pause to consider what may be at stake.  Disengagement and  estrangement would not be new words in the U.S.- Pakistan lexicon." In the article, she discussed the [...]

161 Fellows complete the final APOC of 2018

By |2019-01-14T14:42:48-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|

A total of 161 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 18-3 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The four-day course concluded on Dec. 7. APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, and information arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. The class, normally geared towards U.S. Fellows, had a ratio of 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international. Fellows were predominately military with 69 percent [...]

Faculty addresses HADR rationale in Indo-Pacific

By |2019-01-09T15:11:40-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, External Publications, Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Three DKI APCSS Faculty members recently co-authored a paper entitled “Rationale for involving the private sector in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.” Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. James Campbell all contributed to the paper. The article was also co-authored by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. With the rise in disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the article explores the significant opportunity that exists for international humanitarian and disaster relief systems [...]

Vietnam’s National Security Architecture

By |2018-12-12T12:44:49-10:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Vuving|Tags: |

Dr. Alexander L. Vuving has a new paper entitled “Vietnam’s National Security Architecture” which is an overview of their system and some of their major security threats and concerns. These threats and concerns include the South China Sea disputes, regime critics and opposition, natural and environmental disasters and climate change, and trafficking. View/Read Paper

Unique perspectives, richness of discussion highlight TSC 18-2

By |2018-11-28T14:34:51-10:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Courses|

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 23 locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 18-2 from Nov. 4-9 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Prof. Elina Noor. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Bring Regional Perspective to Maritime Security Challenges

By |2018-12-12T12:44:59-10:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Conference, McDonald|

By Lt. Col. Scott McDonald, USMC The end of the relative stability of the bi-polar Cold War has given way to a complex and challenging security environment. Meanwhile, the growth of multinational supply chains and supranational information flows have emphasized the importance of the sea in a manner not appreciated since the Nineteenth Century. These factors have highlighted the need for cooperative solutions to the security challenges of what Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd calls the “Maritime Century.” With this context, security practitioners from Canada and across the Indo-Pacific gathered in Victoria, British Columbia from 16 [...]

DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-27T14:42:01-10:00November 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 |2018-12-12T12:45:07-10:00October 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 |2018-10-30T10:43:18-10:00October 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 |2018-10-30T10:33:41-10:00October 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. [...]