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COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government

By |2020-04-17T13:58:08-10:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government,” is a new paper co-authored by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. In this paper, Canyon states that “All indications are that many local government areas around the world will experience an extended period of COVID-19 risks and protective measures. The threat imposed by the pandemic demands a systematic approach for restricting and easing a state of lockdown that balances public health, societal, and economic needs. As is typical in a complex crisis, there are no off-the-shelf solutions, and everyone is experimenting and observing others to identify optimal responses regardless of [...]

Sending the COVID-19 Immune to Work to Prevent Economic Catastrophe

By |2020-04-16T16:43:40-10:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Deon Canyon shares his Security Nexus perspective on “Sending the COVID-19 Immune to Work to Prevent Economic Catastrophe.” In this paper, Canyon writes “Widespread introduction of commercial and societal lockdown practices is helping to flatten the curve of new coronavirus cases, while simultaneously inflicting great harm on our economy and individual finances. The global pandemic continues to spread worldwide, yet business leaders are already exerting pressure on political leaders to adapt protection measures to better protect commercial interests.” Read full paper Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

China’s Global Covid-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.

By |2020-04-14T11:41:18-10:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his Security Nexus perspective on “China’s Global COVID-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.” In this paper, Dorman writes “The main thrust of the Chinese Communist Party’s domestic propaganda work since late January has focused on masking the early role of the Party in stifling public health transparency and creating the pandemic crisis. The primary propaganda message, widely disseminated in domestic state-run media, highlighted the “political and organizational advantage” of the Communist Party in tackling the health emergency once the decision to contain the crisis was made in Beijing.” Read full paper Security [...]

Collective intelligence and international coordination: Antidote for the novel biological zero-day exploit #COVID-19

By |2020-04-10T13:36:03-10:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, Journal, Journal Articles|Tags: , , |

Dr. Rajib Subba looks at the similarities between computer viruses and biological viruses in his new Security Nexus Perspective called "Collective intelligence and international coordination: Antidote for the novel biological zero-day exploit #COVID-19." Subba, an alumni of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Comprehensive Crisis Management course states that: "For emergency and security professionals, zero-day attacks by cyber criminals and terrorists pose many-fold challenges: they are not aware of the virus, the virus is spreading fast, they have no antidote and it takes a long time to develop one. By the time security professionals come up with a [...]

Perceptions of Indigenous Security Practitioners on China’s Geostrategic Activities in the Pacific

By |2020-04-10T11:49:58-10:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , , |

“Perceptions of Indigenous Security Practitioners on China’s Geostrategic Activities in the Pacific” is a new research paper authored by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. Excerpt: “Increasing regional activity by China and the increased United States focus on Oceania are already affecting regional stability, which is affecting nations that have a security relationship with traditional partners and an economic relationship with non-traditional partners, such as China.1 Pacific Island nations understandably view geopolitical strategic competition for regional influence and resources as an opportunity to play competitors against each other and are taking advantage of increased access to aid, concessional loans, defense and [...]

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, Lumbaca, Journal|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: Faculty Articles, Canyon, 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 [...]