The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd

By |2020-09-04T11:17:52-10:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Byrd, Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , |

The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd about her thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act for American women this month.  Speaking in Burmese, she discussed the advancement of women in all sectors of American society today and continuous efforts to achieve total equality and inclusivity in America.  Dr. Byrd encouraged women to lean forward and see themselves as leaders.  She encouraged women to see themselves as relevant in sectors (such as politics and military) that are currently male dominant.  She stated her beliefs that more women's participation in the Myanmar peace process [...]

Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

By |2020-09-04T10:28:11-10:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, news, Journal|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools” is the title of paper by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon and former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan for Security Nexus. This paper documents a methodology for creating crisis-games that are designed to explore possible futures in the medium and long-term. It describes a four-step process in which security practitioners work on understanding threat systems, delve into the related underlying driving forces of the threats, create future scenarios in which these forces interact and play out, and explore these scenarios using adversarial crisis-games. According to the authors, “While they have [...]

Why Militaries Should Play Games With Each Other

By |2020-08-17T10:20:40-10:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, news|Tags: , |

“Why Militaries Should Play Games With Each Other” is the title of an OpEd by DKI APCSS former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan and Dr. Deon Canyon for Civil Beat.  The opinion piece states that: “International exercises are designed to test the implementation of common operating platforms, build common understandings, and share knowledge between militaries.”  According to the authors, “For those concerned that RIMPAC may provoke our Indo-Pacific neighbors, it is worth remembering what a broad, multinational exercise communicates to the region. The U.S. can and frequently does exercise by itself. However, when the U.S. coordinates its efforts with 25 other nations, it signals a commitment to work with [...]

China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban

By |2020-08-13T10:50:39-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Sitaraman|Tags: , , |

“China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. This paper details possible motives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in forming new partnerships with Afghanistan through a historic lens, amidst the effects of COVID-19 and the U.S. withdrawal. Excerpt As the U.S. plans its departure from Afghanistan, China is using the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop to build regional ties in meetings with Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that aim to extend the BRI. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “We [...]

Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean

By |2020-08-13T10:16:26-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin, McCann|Tags: , , |

Three DKI APCSS professors recent coauthored a paper titled “Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.” Prof. Wade Turvold, Capt. Kimberly McCann and Capt. James McMullin collaborated on this OpEd for Security Nexus. This paper examines the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the South China Sea as a means to predict their intent in the Indian and Arctic Oceans. Excerpt The CCP’s unlawful aggression and coercive actions during the COVID-19 global pandemic forebodingly highlight its determination to achieve its objectives at all costs. For example, the CCP [...]

An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China

By |2020-08-12T16:50:29-10:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon, Kevany S., Baker M.S. and Baker J. for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates the need for the U.S. and regional partners to create a defensive, health-security, front line for disease surveillance and control. Excerpt There is a clear and simple correlation between population size and the occurrence of infectious disease. This places a country, such as China, in a natural, but dangerous and precarious position. Not only does China have a large population, with many of the world’s most [...]

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

By |2020-08-07T09:14:48-10:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

“Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Sam Mullins for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the obstacles faced by terrorists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes results from a survey sent out to Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) alumni in July 2020. Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been forced to adapt. However, we still have relatively limited understanding of the [...]

Security Implications of Mass Returning Migrant Workers Due to COVID-19 Crisis

By |2020-07-30T13:41:26-10:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Byrd, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Security Implications of Mass Returning Migrant Workers Due to COVID-19 Crisis” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd for Security Nexus. This paper details the challenges migrant workers face and the resulting security issues brought on by COVID-19. Abstract: The issue of mass returning migrant workers has broad implications for human, national and regional security domains that go well beyond increasing unemployment. This paper reports on the complex web of security challenges surrounding migrant labor, as identified by security practitioners from the region. Regional and international cooperation are required to effectively manage the system [...]

Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

By |2020-07-15T10:55:19-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Yamin, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth noting that Pakistan remains vitally important to U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific, not least because of its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China who regards it as an “element of its strategic competition with the United States and India.” The current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations is symptomatic of an increasing ambiguity that is counterproductive to advancing U.S. [...]

Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea

By |2020-07-15T13:07:29-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

“Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for regional cooperation and the challenges involved in addressing crisis management in North Korea. Excerpt: While North Korea has an image of a “rogue state” that threatens neighboring countries with missiles and nuclear arsenals, we must not forget that North Korean people are experiencing starvation, malnutrition, poor health system, swine flu, flooding, drought, and land-slides, all of which will only be exacerbated in the wake [...]

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