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Has the internet created a "perfect storm" for terrorists?

By |2021-03-08T11:10:43-10:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

Dr. Sam Mullins’ latest article, "COVID-19 and Terrorism in the West: Has Radicalization Really Gone Viral?", was recently published by the Just Security blog. Co-authored with Michael King, this analytical report looks at the forecasted wave of pandemic-induced terrorism. According to the authors, this wave “has been exaggerated and rests upon a collection of precarious assumptions." They further state that: “these various assumptions support what we refer to as the “perfect storm” theory of COVID-19 and terrorism, to which we now turn a critical eye. By taking a contrarian view, we hope to encourage a more balanced and rigorous discussion [...]

New OpEd looks at Vietnam’s future

By |2021-03-05T14:25:10-10:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major long-term trends in Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policy to the surface. The country will be less aligned with China. In the next decade, it will likely have its first non-conservative leader since the Cold War’s end but its leaders continue to value the Leninist state model.” Read the full article Alexander L. [...]

Time for the Pacific Islands Forum to Step-Back and Heal

By |2021-02-25T16:53:28-10:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Time for the Pacific Islands Forum to Step-Back and Heal,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This paper recommends six steps to restore the Pacific Islands Forum into a vehicle that better represents all Pacific Islanders and nations. Summary The Pacific Islands Forum has lost five of its eighteen members in response to an action taken by Polynesian nations, France, Australia and New Zealand that flew in the face of a “Gentlemen’s Agreement.” The agreement is not based on tradition or a history of past practices as reported by almost every commentator, but [...]

US-China Relations

By |2021-02-24T11:11:21-10:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new paper published by the Pacific Forum entitled "The New US Diplomacy with China: ‘Keep Your Promises’ " In his article, Cho discusses the idea of creating political division within China and its potential impacts on the US-China relationship. He addresses the questions of "What is the logic behind this idea? What are the problems? A critical review of the strategy suggests a different approach: Washington should instead focus on pressing China to live up to its own promises and obligations." Read the full article Sungmin Cho is Professor of the Daniel K. Inouye [...]

Is the Pacific Triad (Australia, New Zealand and France) Undermining US Influence in the Pacific?

By |2021-02-19T20:29:47-10:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Is the Pacific Triad (Australia, New Zealand and France) Undermining US Influence in the Pacific?” is the title of a paper by Dr. Francis Hualupmomi for Security Nexus. This paper discusses how Australia and New Zealand’s influence in the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Secretary-General elections, to reduce Chinese influence in the Pacific, may have had the opposite effect. Summary There is a growing concern that the Pacific region is facing a major challenge in managing disintegration as Micronesia withdrew from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Micronesian leaders believe that Australia and New Zealand, supported by France, have influenced the appointment [...]

Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos

By |2021-02-16T17:01:20-10:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Last November, DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Dr. Evan Ellis, a Research Professor at US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, and Ms. Meaghan Brosnan, Marine Program Director for WildAid for a webinar on “Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos.” In this recording, Dr. Ellis and Ms. Brosnan discuss and answer questions on the impact of Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleets around Latin America and the Galapagos, including Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region. For more information on the USCG IUUF Strategic Outlook: https://www.uscg.mil/iuufishing/ Resources:   Dr. Evan Ellis:  https://usawc.academia.edu/EvanEllis/CurriculumVitae https://www.csis.org/people/evan-ellis. https://theglobalamericans.org/author/evan-ellis/ [...]

Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition Workshop

By |2021-03-19T13:10:52-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

Virtual Workshop Video Playlist Aloha! The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) cordially invites you to attend a virtual workshop focused on "Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition."    8-11 March 2021 Monday-Thursday, 1300-1700 hours Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (UTC-10) Featuring a variety of distinguished US and Partner-Nation panelists from government, defense, academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to discuss whole-of-society matters that influence populations and affect legitimacy in the era of Great Power Competition.  Topics include social media and big data influences, political warfare, China's military modernization as it [...]

Recent Trends in Illegal Fishing in the Indo-Pacific Region

By |2021-04-12T11:49:42-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: news|Tags: , |

In December, DKI APCSS' LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Mario, a Criminal Intelligence Officer (CIO) working at the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). In this videocast, Mario discusses how INTERPOL facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control and the recent trends that INTERPOL is seeing in fisheries crime, including Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region.   #IUU #illegalfishing The opinions expressed in this video does not necessarily reflect the official policy of DKI APCSS, USINDOPACOM or the U.S. Department of Defense.

New research article about Chinese perspectives of Korean unification

By |2021-01-07T13:07:14-10:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled "The Chinese Perspectives of the Korean Unification: Evidence from the Chinese Academic Publications” was recently published by the Korea Observer. Here is the abstract of the article. "What are the Chinese perspectives on Korean unification, and what are the concerns and expectations? The English-language literature on this subject lacks citations from primary sources to claim a wide survey of Chinese perspectives. Based upon the 62 Chinese journal articles and 29 expert commentaries in Chinese, I infer a broad spectrum of Chinese thinking on the Korea unification. I find that the Chinese analysts have [...]

Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program

By |2020-11-18T15:54:08-10:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program” is the title of a paper written by Sebastian Kevany, University of California, San Francisco; Deon Canyon, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii; Robert Ostergard, U.S. Navy (Retired); Michael Baker, U.S. Navy (Retired); Sheena Eagan, East Carolina University and Jacob Baker, Georgetown University, for Security Nexus. This article addresses the pros, cons, and planning of military involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program. Summary The Indo-Pacific contains most of the world’s population and many frail health systems that may falter when it comes to implementing a vast [...]

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