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IPOC 22-2 Announcement & Self-Nomination

By |2022-07-15T10:38:33-10:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 22-2 from 14-18 November 2022. This course is planned as a hybrid executive education experience offered in-resident for most and online/virtual for others, to include any self-nominees. IPOC prepares security practitioners from U.S. and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. View/Download Course Description IPOC Candidate Requirements Must participate in the full 40-hour program U.S. and international mid-career to senior-level officials in grades O4-O8, CW3-CW5, E9, GS12-SES, FSO 01-03, and equivalents Current position involves operating or decision-making in international or inter-governmental [...]

CSC 22-2 Features Tracks in Strategic Studies, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Management

By |2022-07-08T14:47:35-10:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies completed its second iteration of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course, graduating 82 Fellows from 29 countries. The 5-week, intensive program, took place from May 25- June 20. Through plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the Fellows examined the geostrategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific region. While they critically assessed the region’s most pressing security challenges, they also discussed ways to build capacity and enhance cooperation with other nations. Dr. Deon Canyon, course manager, welcomed the opportunity to educate security professionals from across the region and beyond. To reach Honolulu, the Fellows [...]


By |2022-09-19T16:35:21-10:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: hide|Tags: |

, Educate, Connect and Empower Today's Distinguished Visitors RADM Michael Day, Commander, District 14 Coast Guard Guest CAPT Blake Novak Master Chief Andrea Martynowski Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Lanai Lead: Director xx In Their Own Words: Fellows describe their DKI APCSS experience Our Team News The stories posted here are only excerpts. Please go to our website to read [...]

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By |2022-09-16T10:06:46-10:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: hide|Tags: |

, Educate, Connect and Empower Today's Distinguished Visitors U.S.-AUSTRALIA-JAPAN TRILAT Delegation Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Maluhia Hall Lead: Deputy Director Ms. Melissa Brown, DAS for Bureau of East Asian Affairs,  Dept of State Time: 8:15 a.m. Location: Auditorium and Lanai Lead: Director Admiral Samuel Paparo, CDR PACFLT Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Auditorium Lead: Director In Their Own Words: Fellows describe their DKI APCSS experience [...]

Propellants of DPR Korea’s Arms Buildup

By |2022-06-30T15:41:45-10:00June 29th, 2022|Categories: Minnich, news|Tags: , |

“Propellants of DPR Korea’s Arms Buildup” is the latest article by Dr. James Minnich. It was recently published by the Korea Institute for Military Strategy (KIMS). Is North Korea a small great power? In the article, Minnich reviews the different propellants that are driving North Korea to build up its arms. He presented a three-model framework of neorealist security, domestic politics, and normative symbols. According to Minnich, “If cooperative options remain to arrest Pyongyang’s buildup of strategic and nuclear arms, the requisite will be the task to understand those propellants.” The article is available online in both Korean and English. [...]

Mr. Krishna Bahadur Raut Receives the 2021 ‘Alumni of the Year’ award

By |2022-08-18T10:22:05-10:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, news, Awards, Alumni-kiosk|

DKI APCSS recognized Raut’s contributions as an alumnus who significantly improved the peace and security within his country of Nepal and in the Indo-Pacific Region.  Raut’s Fellows Project resulted in seven new provincial emergency operation centers. He drafted eight of the fifteen laws required to support the expansion of the EOCs. He also played an instrumental role in passing significant policies that included the Disaster Management Act, Risk Reduction Policy, and the National Strategic Action Plan.

Our Team

By |2022-06-24T11:05:57-10:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: hide|Tags: |

Our Team Our team continues to apply the same rigor, passion, and innovation to make a positive difference in this complex and dynamic world we live in. Faculty Staff Leadership Faculty Staff Leadership test

The Center Celebrates the Career of Mr. Tom Patykula

By |2022-06-22T16:07:24-10:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

Tom Patykula rises early on a Saturday morning in June. His ankles tinge with slight pain, souvenirs from his military service and a distinguished athletic career in college football and wrestling. Still ingrained with the discipline of an Army Ranger, he presses on to get the job done. He will lead his last class of over 80 Fellows on a team-building excursion to Oahu’s world-famous North Shore. After this trip, he will retire from Federal civil service after 23 years at the Center. For over 185 courses, he has [...]

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro Speaks to the Fellows of CSC 22-2

By |2022-06-30T16:12:05-10:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

On Monday, June 13, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro spoke to the Fellows attending Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-2 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. For Del Toro, the chance to engage with the diversity of international Fellows provided an invaluable opportunity to listen as the Fellows conveyed the pressing issues facing their respective countries. The Honorable Carlos Del Toro Secretary of the Navy Said Del Toro, “it is so important to put ourselves in their shoes to better understand the challenges they face so that we can understand how [...]

Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict

By |2022-06-03T17:12:33-10:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|

“Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict” by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitaraman, is the latest paper for Security Nexus. In this paper, Sitaraman discusses clashes along the India-China border in the summer of 2002 during the early peak of the COVID-19 pandemic According to the author, since the clash “the political and military relationship between India and China rapidly deteriorated. India and China have aggressively fortified the border areas and they arerapidly building military structures along the border areas that include the construction of access roads, bunkers, helipads, ammo depots, and placement of artillery. Indian Army Chief General [...]

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