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Military and Private Sector HADR – Now a Sophisticated Tool for Strategic Competition

By |2021-09-01T12:04:34-10:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Military and Private Sector HADR – Now a Sophisticated Tool for Strategic Competition,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Deon Canyon and Benjamin Ryan, for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates how humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) has emerged as a sophisticated diplomatic tool for strategic competition. Abstract The delivery of HADR by the military has become standard practice, especially in the Indo-Pacific. In this region, proactive efforts to enhance military-to-military and military-civilian integration are now maturing and have been primed for the next phase, integration of the private sector. This sector has more local capacity than any [...]

Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?

By |2021-08-20T10:58:48-10:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article is “Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?” published by The Diplomat. In the article Vuving states that “Times of trouble are often times of truth. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to signal their true commitment to friends. To get a sense of how close countries are in geopolitical terms and how warm their relationships are, one can simply count the number of high-level visits or the amount of COVID-19 vaccines donated between them.” He goes on to say that “The relationship between Washington and Hanoi is one of the most delicate [...]

Wargaming Future National Security Threats Posed by Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases

By |2021-09-01T12:01:58-10:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Wargaming Future National Security Threats Posed by Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, for Security Nexus. This paper highlights the reemergence of vector-borne diseases (VDB) such as West Nile virus, Dengue fever, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus, and their spread in North America, due to changing ecological contexts such as globalization, climate change, and human modification of ecosystems that have resulted in shifting habitats, exposure to new vectors, and the movement of vectors around the world. The paper suggests how a wargaming effort should aim to establish the existing level of government knowledge, [...]

CSRT 21-1: Counterterrorism Course Goes Out with a Bang, Paves the Way for New, Comprehensive Security Cooperation Program

By |2021-08-13T15:31:24-10:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: |

From July 12-15, DKI APCSS successfully conducted the final iteration of its long standing counterterrorism (CT) course, the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism program (CSRT 21-1), which has been running since 2005 and has more than 1,600 graduates from throughout the Indo-Pacific region and around the globe. In future, CT will be covered in the new, Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) program, which will be launched by DKI APCSS in 2022. Adapting to the Pandemic Historically, CSRT has been conducted at the DKI APCSS facilities in Waikiki over a period of four to five weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSRT [...]

President of Palau Visits DKI APCSS

By |2021-08-11T14:42:19-10:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: news, Distinguished Visitors|Tags: , |

President of Palau Surangel Whipps, Jr., and his delegation, visited the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies to discuss policies and issues pertaining to the Indo-Pacific region, Aug. 2, 2021. Pictured from (L-R) Ms. Lauren Henry, senior legal counsel for the office of the president; Ms. Landisang Kotaro Chief of Staff; Mr. Kerai Mariur, former Palau vice president; Mr. Henry Rector, DKI APCSS senior diplomatic advisor; Pres. Whipps; DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao; Mr. Mengkur Rechelulk, House of Delegates; and Ms. Jennifer Anson, National Security Coordinator. For the second time in as many weeks, the Daniel K. [...]

Lessons from India’s Handling of the Second Wave of Sars-Cov-2 Delta Variant Surge

By |2021-08-06T14:40:27-10:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, Sitaraman, kevany|Tags: , , , |

“Lessons from India’s Handling of the Second Wave of Sars-Cov-2 Delta Variant Surge,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Srini Sitaraman and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This article identifies key deficiencies in the Indian public health system along with other parts of the world, and the lessons learned from those deficiencies. Abstract The second wave of the coronavirus caused by the mutant Delta variant led to the deaths of 209,182 people from April 15 to June 17, 2021 in India (Data source: Our World in Data). But, some estimates peg the number of COVID-19-related deaths significantly higher [...]

Modernizing US Alliance for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-08-02T14:57:29-10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has written a chapter on “Modernizing U.S. Alliances for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific” for a new Pacific Forum publication, Issues & Insights Vol. 21, SR 2 — Advancing a Rules-based Maritime Order in the Indo-Pacific, which is now available online. In an excerpt from her chapter, Watson states that: “The U.S. alliance system was a post-World War II ‘strategic innovation’ credited with successfully protecting U.S. global and national interests for over seven decades. Today, however, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the hub-and-spokes system in Asia have lost their edge and are struggling to [...]

FSM President Panuelo visits DKI APCSS

By |2021-07-22T12:59:33-10:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: news, Distinguished Visitors|Tags: |

Pictured are: (l-r) Secretary Gallen, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao, Amb. Carmen Cantor, FSM President David W. Panuelo, FSM Ambassador to the United States Akillino Harris Susaia, Secretary Elieisar, and DKI APCSS Deputy Director Jim Hirai. During a trip to Honolulu this week for defense talks with US officials, President David W. Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia, visited the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on July 19, where he met with the Center’s Director Pete Gumataotao and participated in a roundtable discussion with DKI APCSS faculty. Accompanying him on the visit to the Center [...]

Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches

By |2021-07-14T08:48:54-10:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Sebastian Kevany and Deon Canyon, for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for a multi-level approach to cyber security in protecting health care systems and information. Summary Cyber attacks on health systems are generally regarded as one of the most ethically-compromised activities enabled by the dark web and anonymous browsing apps. The risks to not just the health care system but also human lives are significant, and these threats are on the rise. Though only one element of a necessary multi-level effort [...]

Center Rolls Out First Senior Fellow Workshop 21-1

By |2021-06-29T11:56:34-10:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) rolled out a new virtual workshop called the Senior Fellow Workshop (SFW) 21-1, and was held from June 22-24. The online workshop – using a “3x3” format  (three hours for three days) – convened 28 senior security practitioners representing 26 countries from the Indo-Pacific region and four international organizations including the ASEAN Secretariat, Interpol, the American Red Cross and the Bali Process. According to Workshop Manager Dr. Virginia Watson, the intent of the workshop was to provide a virtual venue to a better understanding of pressing transnational security issues [...]

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