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The State of the World Order in the Time of Coronavirus: Time for a Responsible Connectography

By |2020-04-03T12:30:16-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Journal|Tags: , , |

“The State of the World Order in the Time of Coronavirus: Time for a Responsible Connectography” by Dr. Lailufar Yasmin is a Security Nexus Perspective. Yasmin, who teaches in the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, states in her perspective that: “Connectivity in the age of complex interdependence is not the only key to growth and flourishing. A stable international order from a statist perspective is a key to Connectography. Connections will not survive through the performances of big cities or being connected to key states. No matter how many global pandemics or climate disasters we experience, [...]

Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas

By |2020-04-03T12:24:46-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sebastian Kevany has written a Security Nexus Perspective on “Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas.” This OpEd looks at Ireland’s public health information campaign including its public messaging program and its impact on how society has reacted to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Kevany looks at seven considerations for a successful program. The following is an excerpt from his paper: “Perhaps timing has been in Ireland’s favor – and not merely in the context of the end of winter; perhaps the country has been lucky, as well, to be led by a medically-trained [...]

Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific

By |2020-04-03T14:40:36-10:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Lumbaca|Tags: , , |

“Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific” by J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca is a new Security Nexus perspective looking at how terrorist organizations and others involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of the spread of COVID-19. Here is an excerpt of his article: “Those involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of an environment where nations across the region are focused on immediate health threats over security. The Islamic State (IS) has described the global pandemic as painful torment inflicted upon “crusader nations.” The latest issue of IS’ al-Naba newsletter encourages jihadists to free prisoners and devise new attacks while [...]

Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns

By |2020-04-01T14:42:31-10:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , |

“Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Dr. Benjamin Ryan of Baylor University, Damon Coppola of Shoreline Risk LLC, and Dr. Deon Canyon of DKI APCSS, the paper discusses having community-based incremental approach to the easing of lockdowns, tailored to demographic and social stratifications of risk. Here is an excerpt from their paper: “ Social restrictions implemented during epidemics must strike a balance between cost and benefit. While disaster management is a discipline marked by uncertainty, and practitioners always [...]

Space: An Exploratory Discussion

By |2020-02-03T16:34:09-10:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Workshop|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held a one-day workshop Jan. 30 entitled “Space and the Indo-Pacific: Issues, Challenges and Cooperative Priorities.” Space is fast emerging as a domain of major strategic significance for the United States, its allies and key partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Increasing recognition of this significance, however, has not been accompanied by a greater shared awareness of the issues, challenges and potential opportunities for cooperation in this domain, particularly as they relate to priority security concerns in the Indo-Pacific. This workshop brought together relevant on-island individuals, agencies and organizations for [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Workshop Invigorates Connections

By |2020-01-10T08:23:03-10:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

Energizing relationships between alumni associations and country teams to improve and enhance Fellows Projects was the focus of the “Alumni Associations:  Advancing Regional Security Cooperation 2019,” held September 9-12 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. Fifty-four alumni and U.S. Embassy representatives from 20 countries within the Indo-Pacific region attended the event. Forty percent of the participants were women. Countries represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United States and Vietnam. As individuals [...]

Orientation Course Name Change

By |2020-01-10T08:28:24-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

With the new fiscal year the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, also known as APOC, will be changing its name to the “Indo-Pacific Orientation Course,” or “IPOC.“ Why this change? In May 2018, then Secretary of Defense Mattis announced the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command to the U.S. Indo-Pacific command ‘in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans.” According to DKI APCSS’ Carleton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies “the name change of the APOC to IPOC reflects DKI APCSS’s adaptation to changing circumstances in the Indo-Pacific region.“ The Indo-Pacific Orientation course is a one-week course [...]