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DKI APCSS Professors Support Forum on Maritime Law Enforcement

By |2022-05-03T16:31:12-10:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Faculty, Workshop, news, featured|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) provided subject matter expertise to the Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative (SEAMLEI) Coast Guard Commander’s Forum, which took place from April 4-7 in Tumon, Guam. The U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards hosted the annual forum, which serves to enhance regional stability by promoting maritime safety, security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. This year’s forum emphasized counter drug trafficking; Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries; and the strategic use of maritime domain awareness tools to counter these and other transnational security threats. This was the fifth time that DKI APCSS [...]

Celebrating the life of Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr.

By |2022-05-03T16:30:30-10:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , |

Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrates the life of former professor and Navy Captain Albert Shimkus Jr. (April 6, 1945 - March 12, 2022). Born in Hopedale Massachusetts, he graduated from Hopedale High School in 1965 where he was a runner on the cross country team. After graduation, while the U.S. was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in seminary. He left the seminary and lost his 4D Deferment Status and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, he deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force [...]

‘Inclusion’ Marks the First Graduating Class of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course

By |2022-05-03T16:28:07-10:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news, featured|

On March 30, seventy Fellows representing 30 different nations graduated from the first Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-1 held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from February 24- March 30. The Fellows ranged from high-ranking military officers, directors of government agencies, law enforcement, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Fifty-seven of the Fellows traveled internationally from their home countries to attend the course. Five Fellows represented non-governmental organizations that included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Committee of the Red [...]

DKI APCSS Professor Sungmin Cho Featured on the Nordic Asia Podcast

By |2022-05-03T16:28:29-10:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, Cho, Media, featured|Tags: , , , |

On March 27, the Nordic Asia Podcast featured DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho who spoke on the multi-faceted security dilemmas that beset the Korean Peninsula. In the thirty-minute interview, Dr. Cho forecasted future changes for South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s foreign policy. According to Dr. Cho, while the previous administration utilized a policy of strategic ambiguity, the incoming administration will move forward with strategic clarity. As expected, the new administration will emphasize the U.S.-South Korean Alliance. In regards to its relationship with China, the administration will seek to maintain a positive commercial relationship while avoiding retaliations related to security [...]

Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?

By |2022-05-03T16:28:54-10:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, hemmings, featured|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new article in the latest Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs titled “Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?” According to Hemmings, “this article examines alignments and alliances before the First and Second World War and during the Cold War to shed light on the current Quad arrangement. Looking at the first two periods, we can see that under-balancing by democracies is not particularly unusual historically. It happens more often than not and often fails to deter aggression by other powers.” The end result is, as he states, “that not only are policy elites within the Quad [...]

International Fellows from the U.S. Army War College Visit the Center

By |2022-04-01T14:19:11-10:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

On April 1, 2022, DKI APCSS hosted 40 international officers from the U.S Army War College’s International Fellows Program. Ranging from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, the Fellows were hand-selected from the Chief of Staff of the Army to participate in a 10-month, in-resident course at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. From India, U.S. Army War College International Fellow Amit Talwar talks with Professor Srini Sitaraman For the last seven months, the Fellows have studied the role of land power, as part of a unified, joint or combined force, in support of the U.S. national military [...]

The U.S.-China Power Transition: An assessment of China’s internal view

By |2022-03-28T09:38:52-10:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

Dr.Sungmin Cho has a new paper titled “The U.S.-China Power Transition: An assessment of China’s internal view” published in the Melbourne Asia Review. According to Cho, “It is vital to understand how Chinese policymakers and analysts view the regional order, whether one agrees with them or not. How do they assess China’s national power and its future trajectory in comparison with the United States? How do the Chinese foreign policy elites view the changing trend of regional order, and why do they see it that way? This article aims to explain China’s internal view of the regional order in the [...]

In Support of Hospital Ships:  A Need for Reform, not Rejection  

By |2022-03-22T16:42:26-10:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“In Support of Hospital Ships:  A Need for Reform, not Rejection “is a new paper for Security Nexus by Sebastian Kevany, Michael S. Baker, Deon Canyon, Al Shimkus, Wade Turvold, Mark Middleton, and Amy Russell. According to the paper, “despite past successes, the hospital ship program has come under fire - metaphorically speaking - for being expensive, ineffective, and occasionally, critics say, even unhelpful or counterproductive. “ Despite critics calling for an end to hospital ships, the authors recommends reforms for the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship program. They recommend that multiple, smaller, faster, and accessible hospital ships be developed for 21st [...]

The Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course Launches with 70 Fellows in Resident

By |2022-03-24T16:13:10-10:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news|

DKI APCSS welcomes a group of 70 security practitioners from the Indo-Pacific region who will be the first graduates of the new Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course (CSC).   The participants range from high ranking military officers, directors of government agencies, law enforcement, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Fifty-seven of the Fellows have travelled internationally from their home countries to attend the course. The 5- week program, which began on February 24, marks the first long course the Center has hosted since the beginning of the pandemic.  All Fellows coming from outside the State of Hawaii passed thru the Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program, [...]

Alumnus Dr. Novil Wijesekara speaks at the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 22-1

By |2022-04-06T13:55:21-10:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , |

This week DKI APCSS welcomes alumnus Dr. Novil Wijesekara as a guest speaker to the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-1. Originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Wijesekara is an alumnus of the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (CMC) that took place in February 2020.  As part of his participation in CMC, Dr. Wijesekara began implementing a Fellows Project titled, “Build the Capacity of Religious Leaders to Prevent Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka through a Public Health Approach.” Due to the ongoing pandemic he was forced to redirect his efforts to produce a workshop titled, “COVID-19 and Beyond.” In partnership with DKI [...]

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