DKI APCSS and Pacific Disaster Center propose a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster

By |2019-05-14T09:38:17-10:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: College, Conference, Ryan|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Benjamin Ryan, DKI APCSS, and Dr. Joseph Green, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), proposed a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress in Brisbane, Australia, on May 8, 2019. Dr. Ryan, DKI APCSS Dr. Ryan discussed how disasters can damage the essential social protections and public health infrastructure required for vulnerable populations. This contributes to indirect mortality and morbidity as high as 70–90%, primarily due to an exacerbation of life-threatening conditions and chronic diseases. The [...]

Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-04-23T09:10:56-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Lumbaca|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]

Dr. Ryan discusses the need to integrate the private sector into international disaster response

By |2019-04-01T15:22:40-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) professor Dr. Benjamin Ryan delivered a presentation on how and why the private sector should be integrated into international disaster response Mar. 26. The presentation was hosted Dr. Malinda Steenkamp and Ms. Johanna Garnett from the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. The presentation was attended by representatives from the private sector, government and academia. Dr. Ryan discussed how increased disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Pacific is progressively pushing humanitarian agencies beyond their ability to cope and while the use of the military in such situations is standard [...]

CCM 19-1 Fellows Visit to US Coast Guard to Discuss Maritime Crisis Management

By |2019-03-13T11:32:31-10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Cole, College, Courses|Tags: |

By Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole, USCG On March 1, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and USCGC WALNUT hosted Fellows from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, currently completing a five Week Comprehensive Crisis Management course, graduating on March 13, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who serves as the Captain of the Port of Honolulu as well as the main prevention and response provider for maritime crisis management across the State of Hawaii and all US Flagged Pacific territories, detailed the multi-mission, inter-agency partnerships that Sector Honolulu prioritizes and leverages on a daily basis for contingency response. DKI APCSS [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The Diplomat magazine

By |2019-05-15T14:02:33-10:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Vuving|Tags: , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The Diplomat on the second North Korea-US Summit and the options for the two countries going forward. The OpEd entitled “The Future of the Trump-Kim Summit” explains why the Summit was ended without an agreement as well as what’s next for the countries. According to Vuving, “One obvious reason for the breakdown of the summit is its process. It left too much of a gap for the top leaders to close in too little time. But Trump and Kim could have saved the summit by picking “low-hanging fruits.” Part of the package [...]

Odom article on China’s ‘Riskfare’ published by Proceedings

By |2019-03-05T14:34:11-10:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Odom|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professor Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom has an article featured in the March issue of Proceedings magazine, highlighting the growing tactical risk arising in the geopolitical competition between the United States and China.  The article, entitled “China’s ‘Riskfare’,” calls for the United States to spotlight China’s risky operational behavior in and over the waters of the Asia-Pacific region and take deliberate actions to counter these dangerous tactics. Odom points out that “Risk is not always synonymous with threat.”  However, China’s behavior, particularly in and overthe South China Sea and East China Sea, produces risk and elevates it to a weapon, [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The National Interest blog

By |2019-02-21T14:39:05-10:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Vuving|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The National Interest profiling N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un and providing his opinion on how the U.S. should response. The OpEd entitled “What Kim Jong Un Really Wants, and How America Should Respond”  provides a background on Kim Jong Un’s first six years as leader and the programs he pursued in order to establish credibility within N. Korea as well as the world. According to Vuving, “North Korea is an opportunity masquerading as a threat.  The United States must not miss the larger struggle in Asia for the squabbles with North [...]

The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability

By |2019-01-29T16:39:55-10:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Ryan|

"The Critical Role of Crisis Resilience in Building and Sustaining Political, Economic and Social Stability" is a new article co-authored by Benjamin J. Ryan, Deon v. Canyon, James Campbell, Frederick M. Burkle, and Wie-Sen Li.  It was recently published in the Defense Security Brief, volume 7, issue 2 According to the authors: "For the Indo-Pacific to build and maintain crisis resilience, implementation is required at regional, national, provincial and local levels. However, without a resilient local government and community, national and provincial resilience is not possible. This is because the local community levels are most intensely and immediately impacted by a [...]

US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

By |2018-12-20T13:40:40-10:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Yamin|Tags: |

By Dr. Saira Yamin December 17, 2018, Pakistan Politico "US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground" (link is external) published by Pakistan Politico is the latest article by Dr. Saira Yamin. According to Yamin, "Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be ready to move on.  However, it may be worthwhile taking a pause to consider what may be at stake.  Disengagement and  estrangement would not be new words in the U.S.- Pakistan lexicon." In the article, she discussed the [...]

Faculty addresses HADR rationale in Indo-Pacific

By |2019-01-09T15:11:40-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, External Publications, Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Three DKI APCSS Faculty members recently co-authored a paper entitled “Rationale for involving the private sector in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.” Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. James Campbell all contributed to the paper. The article was also co-authored by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. With the rise in disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the article explores the significant opportunity that exists for international humanitarian and disaster relief systems [...]

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