Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve – in the Philippines

By |2020-06-03T14:40:52-10:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve- in the Philippines” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS alumni Noel Miranda for Security Nexus. In this paper, Miranda details the steps taken in the Philippines to decrease the EPI-Curve, while implementing a strategy to obtain herd immunity, and urges decision makers to implement the use of the identified pharmaceutical/biological approaches to COVID-19. Excerpt: The duration of this COVID-19 epidemic could last up to 2022. This means we should be constantly suppressing and flattening the curve for that entire [...]

How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens

By |2020-05-14T11:20:13-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Faculty Articles, Alumni Perspectives, Journal|Tags: , , , |

“How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens” is a new paper authored by Sharon Gouveia Feist and Monica S. Herrera for Security Nexus. In this paper, they state that “Here in Hawai‘i, in response to increased multi-island reporting that landlords are pressuring women for sex in exchange for rent, the State Commission on the Status of Women published guidance and resources for women being exploited by their landlords during this COVID-19 crisis. Every day, physical security is threatened as a direct result of this pandemic. This is addition to other security concerns women uniquely face, such [...]

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 [...]

Alumni Perspectives: The Development of Japan Special Operations Command’s Capability: 21st Century Samurai Diplomats

By |2017-05-24T17:32:21-10:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Courses, College, Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

"The Development of Japan Special Operations Command's Capability: 21st Century Samurai Diplomats” is a new Alumni Perspectives from former DKI APCSS intern Ryota Akiba. In his paper, Akiba discusses the gap in Japan’s self-defense program for responding to international terrorist actions and how establishing and maintaining Special Operating Forces could potentially fill that gap. According to Aikba, “along with the rest of the world, Japan faces a growing transnational terrorism threat, yet Japan’s military capability and legal framework to counterterrorism remain under development.” He further stated that: In order to respond to the complex security environment and to save Japanese nationals [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Mutual Independence

By |2017-04-26T15:57:46-10:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: College, Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Jason Condi Alumnus U.S. Marine Corps Captain Jason Condi has written a research paper on “Mutual Independence: Countering Exclusive Nationalism Through the ASEAN Way.”  This paper is now available as part of our “Alumni Perspectives” publications. In his paper, Condi explores exclusive nationalism and how ASEAN could potentially serve as a counterbalance to help maintain peace and stability.  He looks at historical examples how the rise of exclusive nationalism may be born out of conflict and often drives those same nations back to conflict.  Case studies include Nazi Germany and 1990s Rwanda. According to Condi, [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Post-Arbitration Diplomatic Engagement and Negotiated Agreement Between Philippines and China

By |2017-04-13T09:30:30-10:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

An alumna of DKI APCSS’ Advanced Security Cooperation course (2012-1), Ananda Devi Domingo-Almase, DPA, has written a research paper on “Diplomatic Engagement and Negotiated Agreement Between Philippines and China: A Constructive-Realist Approach in Post-Arbitration.”  This paper is now available as part of our “Alumni Perspectives” publications. In her paper, she illustrates the interplay of multiple forces and drivers of security in the region of the disputed waters through causal loop diagrams (CLDs). This analysis depicts the strategic interventions, chain reactions, and cyclical directions of complex security conditions. According to Domingo-Almase, “the significance of the academic analysis is that it communicates a [...]

Decisions That Bind: The Role of Reputation Costs in Territorial Disputes

By |2017-01-31T09:15:36-10:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: College, Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

Hyunki Kim, a former intern at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Reputation costs and how they impact settlements for territorial deputes is the topic of a paper written by Hyunki Kim, a former intern at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The paper, based on her master’s thesis, uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the influence of reputation costs on binding settlements. Using the Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute as a case study, Kim asserts discusses how the international community can trigger reputation concerns for states involved in territorial disputes. According to [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Freedom of the Press in Vietnam and Laos

By |2016-11-22T16:31:51-10:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: College, Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

How do the expanding economic opportunities in communist countries impact freedom of the press? Tjipta Lesmana Tjipta Lesmana, an alumnus of the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC16-1) course and professor at Universitas Pelita Hatrapan in Indonesia, recently researched the topic of “Freedom of the Press in Vietnam and Laos: Fred Siebert’s Communist Media Theory Re-examined.”  His research is now available as part of our “Alumni Perspectives” publications. In his paper, Lesmana looks at how the end of the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin War had a significant impact in Southeast Asia and specifically the freedom of the [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Effective Strategic Communication in Countering Radicalism in Indonesia

By |2016-01-25T15:44:28-10:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: Courses, Alumni, Alumni Perspectives|

Mr. Irfan Abubakar While attending DKI APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper, or policy brief. DKI APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new "Alumni Perspectives" publications. "Effective Strategic Communication in Countering Radicalism in Indonesia," is a paper by a graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 15-1), Mr. Irfan Abubakar, who serves as director of the Center for Study of Religion and Culture in Indonesia. According to Abubakar, his paper "analyzes the level of effectiveness with which the Indonesian National [...]

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 [...]