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DKI APCSS Employees honored by the Federal Executive Board

By |2021-05-20T14:21:27-10:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news, Awards|Tags: |

Five employees and one departmental team of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies were honored May 20 by Honolulu Federal Executive Board during their 65th Annual Excellence in Federal Government awards. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the FEB ceremony was held virtually. The DKI APCSS awardees were also recognized during a virtual All Hands meeting.   DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao and Deputy Director Jim Hirai and nearly 130 employees were on hand to congratulate and support their team. “Every year we recognize within our Center some incredible folks who are role models, and I really appreciate all [...]

China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change

By |2021-05-20T12:21:00-10:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article details how China, through the use of irregular warfare tactics and outright deception, continues in their leading role of producing greenhouse gas emissions that exceed the emissions of all developed nations combined. Summary China’s initial reductions in emissions and rapidly growing renewable energy activities have cast it as a global leader in climate change. However, its manipulative economic climate strategy has taken advantage of other well-meaning nations even as it has progressively extended its lead as the worst global [...]

Goldilocks Power and the Reform of Irregular Warfare in a Changing World

By |2021-05-18T11:55:40-10:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Goldilocks Power and the Reform of Irregular Warfare in a Changing World” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article defines how irregular warfare applies to strategic competition and the need for a “whole of government/society approach” in applying this capability. Summary The concepts underlying Goldilocks Power have been integral to human pursuits from the beginning of creative thought. Despite being a daily endeavor in every boardroom, political office, and diplomatic meeting, Goldilocks endeavors have been narrowly defined as “irregular warfare” by the military and run by special operations forces. In 2020, the [...]

Rebalance U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to Help Advance a ‘Free and Open’ Indo-Pacific

By |2021-05-13T15:23:05-10:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, Moyseowicz|Tags: , , , |

“Rebalance U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to Help Advance a ‘Free and Open’ Indo-Pacific,” is the title of a paper by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Moyseowicz for Security Nexus. This article analyzes the distribution of United States Coast Guard assets around the world and the need to reexamine the distribution to better serve a “free and open” Indo-Pacific. Summary: As a federal maritime law enforcement agency, the U.S. Coast Guard works to counter maritime security threats, promote a rules-based international order in the maritime domain, uphold respect for sovereignty, and ensure the freedom of the seas. With missions ranging across the vast [...]

India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia

By |2021-05-07T14:31:16-10:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for India to continue developing more robust internal processes, improve inter-agency and inter-ministry cooperation, and engage more holistically with stakeholders, including civil society, as a provider in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Summary Fueled by stable economic growth, India is stepping up as a provider of international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in South Asia and beyond. This includes supporting multilateral endeavors, resourcing and innovating sub-regional efforts, and continuing to expand bilateral engagements. As [...]

Take 20: Orbit-2-Ocean: Technology Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness

By |2021-06-24T14:26:44-10:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

On May 4, 2021, DKI APCSS' LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Greg Poling and Ted Schmitt, for a webinar on “Orbit-2-Ocean: Technology Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness.” Poling and Schmitt discuss the future of maritime domain awareness (MDA) using enhanced tools (satellite data, high-resolution imagery, and big data processing) which will enable countries and regional partners opportunities to increase their response capabilities to a variety of maritime challenges. They also discuss how geopolitical tensions, disputed territorial boundaries, and a lack of transparency in the maritime domain create challenges in the Indo-Pacific. More information on the USCG IUU Fishing Strategic [...]

SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:14:39-10:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , , , |

“SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article explains how COVID-19 mutations emerge, and how governments would be potentially remiss in turning away from health security protocols and issues, including funding for variant testing, even after the acute phase of the global pandemic is over. Summary Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward leaning posture and a proactive response to dangerous new variants. More [...]

An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:35:32-10:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , |

“An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article highlights the necessity for the United States to increase national sequence-based surveillance and provide more support for the public health infrastructure to gain control of COVID-19 variants. Summary Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe. Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in routine genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward-leaning posture and a proactive [...]

Take 20: Tracking Chinese Dark Fishing Fleets

By |2021-06-24T14:19:21-10:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

On October 27, 2020, DKI APCSS’ Dr. Inez Miyamoto, with LCDR Keith Wilkins, chatted with Mr. Jaeyoon Park and Ms. Katherine Seto, in a webinar on “Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea.”  In this recording, Mr. Park and Ms. Seto discuss how scientists tracked Chinese “dark fishing” fleets (i.e., vessels that do not broadcast their position) operating in North Korean waters.  They share their research on how they tracked “dark fishing” fleets using satellite technology and data science.  They also discuss how geopolitical tensions and disputed territorial boundaries contribute to “dark fishing” challenges. More information on the [...]

Take 20: International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

By |2021-06-24T14:37:40-10:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , , , |

DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chats with International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLOs) from U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) in Tokyo, Japan. In this video, the IPSLOs discuss the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and emerging cybersecurity threats to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). (Recorded April 2021) More information on the USCG IPS Program Additional Resources: International Maritime Organization: Maritime Security Cyber Security U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology - Cybersecurity Framework Reuters Report on Hypothetical Asian Port Cyberattack U.S. Coast Guard Implementation of Cybersecurity Measures in U.S. Ports [...]

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