Modernizing US Alliance for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-08-02T14:57:29-10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has written a chapter on “Modernizing U.S. Alliances for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific” for a new Pacific Forum publication, Issues & Insights Vol. 21, SR 2 — Advancing a Rules-based Maritime Order in the Indo-Pacific, which is now available online. In an excerpt from her chapter, Watson states that: “The U.S. alliance system was a post-World War II ‘strategic innovation’ credited with successfully protecting U.S. global and national interests for over seven decades. Today, however, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the hub-and-spokes system in Asia have lost their edge and are struggling to [...]

Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches

By |2021-07-14T08:48:54-10:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Sebastian Kevany and Deon Canyon, for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for a multi-level approach to cyber security in protecting health care systems and information. Summary Cyber attacks on health systems are generally regarded as one of the most ethically-compromised activities enabled by the dark web and anonymous browsing apps. The risks to not just the health care system but also human lives are significant, and these threats are on the rise. Though only one element of a necessary multi-level effort [...]

Senior Leaders Wargame Insights into the U.S. – North Korea Nuclear Standoff

By |2021-06-22T15:19:50-10:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Senior Leaders Wargame Insights into the U.S. - North Korea Nuclear Standoff,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham and Jim Potenza for Security Nexus. This article details how DKI APCSS employs wargames in courses to tackle the most complex and difficult regional challenges, and provides statistical results from a recent course. Summary In dealing with complex security issues and imperfect information, decision-makers frequently rely on mental models that limit their capacity to make fully rational decisions. Wargames can provide an innovative option for challenging assumptions based on past experience, exposing unassessed risk, and gaining [...]

China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020

By |2021-06-14T13:00:47-10:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020 Abstract The Chinese military activities in the Yellow Sea have visibly increased. Compared to the South or East China Sea, however, China has not escalated tensions to the strategic level by employing paramilitary and nonmilitary tools of influence. The “regional hegemony” thesis can partially explain the increase of China’s military activities at the operational level. But it does not explain why China refrains from posing strategic challenges in the Yellow Sea in the way it does in the South [...]

DKI APCSS Professors Contribute to Book on Russia’s Global Reach

By |2021-05-27T15:57:49-10:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, Burgoyne, publication, news, Turvold, Dorschner|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professors have contributed to a new book, “Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment” published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner contributed two chapters to the book. The first is “Russia and China: Putin Turns to the East” which looks at the growing importance of Russia’s relationship with China.  The second chapter is “Russia and Northeast Asia: Unrealized Potential” which discusses missed opportunities for collaboration in the region. Read or Download The Chapters Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner [...]

U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea

By |2021-05-25T16:38:06-10:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, hemmings, Turvold|Tags: , , |

“U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea” is a new essay by DKI APCSS professors Dr. John Hemmings and Prof. Wade Turvold published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) in its special report, “Murky Waters in the East China Sea Chinese Gray-Zone Operations and U.S.-Japan Alliance Coordination.” The essay examines the role of the U.S. in gray-zone contingencies in the East China Sea in the context of alliance coordination with Japan. Executive Summary: The U.S. and Japan produced the New Defense Guidelines in 2015 that created the alliance coordination mechanism [...]

How Beijing Sees Korea

By |2021-05-24T16:37:29-10:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: news, Cho, Media|Tags: , , |

Dr.Sungmin Cho recently joined ChinaTalk for a discussion on the dynamics among China, North and South Koreas. ChinaTalk is an interview-based show  sponsored by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).   In this 40-minute episode, Dr.Cho discusses why North Korea failed to emulate Deng Xiaoping's Opening and reform policies, why China's wealthy and educated youth could be both liberal and nationalistic, and why China used to cooperate with Western organizations that aimed to democratize China." Listen to the Podcast Dr. Cho is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, [...]

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 [...]

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