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The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy & Propaganda

By |2018-05-23T09:37:51-10:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Harmon|

DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Dr. Christopher C. Harmon finished his fifth book on terrorism and counterterrorism.  In January 2018 The Brookings Institution Press released The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy & Propaganda, co-authored with Randall Bowdish, PhD. Unfortunately we don't have a free copy of it for download but those who'd like to get more information on the book can go to https://www.brookings.edu/book/the-terrorist-argument/ 

Japan, U.S. professionals share renewable energy initiatives at DKI APCSS

By |2016-03-29T10:09:47-10:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Workshop|Tags: |

Looking to enhance energy security through bilateral cooperation, 24 U.S. and Japanese government, corporate, non-profit and academic professionals gathered at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies for a workshop March 21.   DKI APCSS partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in conducting the event titled “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy.” Participants explored opportunities for the two nations to develop, prioritize and disseminate alternate energy technologies as part of a future energy mix. Dr. Jeffrey Hornung, a Fellow with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, served as lead facilitator for the March 21 renewable energy [...]

Dr. Rouben Azizian departs DKI APCSS for New Zealand university leadership role

By |2016-01-21T13:03:22-10:00January 8th, 2016|Categories: Azizian, College|

Dr. Rouben Azizian receives a service award from Lt. Gen. (Ret) Dan Leaf, director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, during his Nov. 23 farewell ceremony at the Center. Azizian served as a professor, seminar leader and a leading lecturer on security sector development during his nearly 14 years at DKI APCSS. After more than a decade of service, Dr. Rouben Azizian has bid farewell to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. A DKI APCSS professor for nearly 14 years, Azizian recently left the Center to become director of Massey University’s Centre [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation

By |2016-01-08T11:25:19-10:00January 8th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper, or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new “Alumni Perspectives” publications. “Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation,” is a paper by a graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 15-1), Mr. Pradeep Kumar, who serves as Director, Adjutant General in India’s Ministry of Defense. His paper analyzes the security concerns of smaller powers in South Asia and their possible long-term impact on relations with other nations in the region [...]

New OpEd: Don’t Let China Policy Follow North Korea’s Path – Dr. Van Jackson

By |2017-03-09T12:54:00-10:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: College, External Publications, jackson|

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “Don’t let China Policy Follow North Korea’s Path” for The Diplomat. In the opinion piece, Jackson discusses the evolution of U.S.– North Korea relations and warns that U.S.-China relations could go down a similar path. He states that maintaining the status quo could limit policy options in the future and, instead, promotes the U.S. being more proactive and thoughtful in regional strategies. This opinion piece is available online at: http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/dont-let-china-policy-follow-north-koreas-path/ The views expressed are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center [...]

Key Arctic countries address global Arctic Maritime Security interests in Tokyo workshop

By |2015-08-07T10:36:12-10:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Conference, Workshop|Tags: , |

Subject matter and policy experts from ten nations gathered at a workshop in Tokyo July 14 - 16 to address the growing strategic importance of the Arctic region in maritime security. The event titled "Ensuring Maritime Stability, Security and International Collaboration in a Changing Arctic," sought to build cooperation globally in sustaining peace, stability, rule of law, and responsible resource management in the region. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted the event with Japan's Oceans Policy Research Institute Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Sixty-nine participants hailed from Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea,and India (permanent observers to the Arctic Council), and the five [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Developing the Human Resource Potential of South Asia

By |2014-12-10T09:25:03-10:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Alumni Perspectives|

Fozia Fayyaz While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new “Alumni Perspectives” publications. A recent graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC 14-3), Ms. Fozia Fayyaz is Director of Special Services Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan. For her Fellows Project she discusses "Developing the Human Resource Potential of South Asia.” “Developing the Human Resource Potential of South Asia” is now available online here:  https://apcss.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/AP-Fayyaz-HR-South-Asia-final.pdf

Maritime Security Challenges 2014 Presentations

By |2016-01-21T13:53:01-10:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: Courses|

Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Maritime Security Challenges 2014, the 6th iteration of the MSC conference series, took place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. Over 190 delegates from 22 nations came together to discuss important naval issues in an open, frank and intimate environment. Among the conference delegates were 13 serving flag officers from 9 nations and many additional retired flag officers. Vice Admiral Ron Buck, Royal Canadian Navy (Retd), Immediate Past President of the Navy League of Canada served as the conference’s Honourary Chair. Dr. [...]

Senior Executive Orientation Course Concludes

By |2014-10-10T13:57:05-10:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: College|

Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 14-2 Thirty-eight Fellows completed the Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 14-2 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Oct. 9. The course is comprised of senior military members and civilians serving in security-related positions, to include diplomatic or defense roles.  The October iteration featured Fellows from the United States, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea; all took part in a mixture of plenary lectures and electives focused on major issues impacting the regional and global security environment. Among SEAPOC’s six lecture titles were “Socio-Economic Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific,” and “Major Powers in an Emerging [...]

Mongolia’s Counter-Terrorism Architecture: Implications for Domestic Development and Foreign Partnership

By |2014-10-06T11:19:20-10:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Reeves|

Why would a counter terrorism policy matter in a country where terrorism isn’t a major threat?  Dr. Jeffrey Reeves looks at the long-term benefits of Mongolia’s counter terrorism law in his latest paper: “Mongolia’s Counter-Terrorism Architecture: Implications for Domestic Development and Foreign Partnership.” “For Mongolia, counter-terrorism is as much about fostering inter-agency cooperation and facilitating foreign cooperation as it is about securing the country from a largely theoretical threat,” says Reeves.  Read more online at:  https://apcss.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Terrorism-in-Mongolia-Reeves-Oct2014.pdf