148 Fellows Gain an Expanded Understanding of Regional Issues in APOC 17-2

By |2017-06-24T20:41:07-10:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses|

One hundred and forty-eight U.S. and international Fellows completed the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 17-2 June 23 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. The five-day course included Fellows from Australia, Canada,  Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. The APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, environmental arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. According to the Course Manager Professor Bill Wieninger, “the [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2017-05-31T16:43:58-10:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

TSC 17-1 Group Photo Thirty-two senior leaders from twenty-nine locations and two regional organizations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 17-1) from May 21-26 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister to ambassador (one- to four-star) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ capacities; and promote effective security governance. TSC 17-1 [...]

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: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, College, Courses|

"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 [...]

Fellows complete Advanced Security Cooperation Course 17-1

By |2017-07-17T14:01:08-10:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

ASC 17-1 Group Photo The Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC17-1) concluded today with 109 Fellows from 41 locations around the world. The flagship course for the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies began on March 30 and concluded May 3, 2017. The five-week ASC is an executive education program enabling mid-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of security issues within political, socio-economic, defense and environmental contexts.  The course’s primary intent, according to course manager Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, is to help “Fellows develop a common understanding of the security threats and challenges in the [...]

Alumni Perspectives: Mutual Independence

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

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 [...]

DKI APCSS hosts Media Relations in Crisis and Conflict Dialogue in Myanmar

By |2017-04-04T16:18:31-10:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Alumni, College, Conference, Workshop|

A total of 36 Myanmar participants from 20 ministries, agencies, universities, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, media organizations and members of the Union Parliament attended the two-day event to learn more about crisis communications. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, in support of the U.S. Embassy Rangoon, hosted a Security Dialogue on "Media Relations in Crisis and Conflict" in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 30-31. According to Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, DKI APCSS academic lead, “This dialogue was designed to provide Myanmar’s government officials with an overview of some key principles and practices of effective media [...]

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

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

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: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, College|

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 [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2016-11-21T13:04:23-10:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty|

TSC 16-2 Group Photo High-level leaders from 29 locations and one regional organization were tasked with exploring solutions to transnational terrorist and humanitarian challenges as part of the Nov. 13 to 18 Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 16-2) at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). Thirty-four security professionals took part in this senior executive course designed for military officers at the general officer level and civilian equivalents in the security sector. Fellows include officials in law and justice, defense, foreign relations, finance, maritime security and members of the academia. Fellows engaged in topical discussions [...]

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