Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security

By |2020-11-24T05:58:49-10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article illustrates how wargaming may be used to inform a higher-level strategy, rather than conflict. Summary Generating competitive intelligence to make intelligent decisions in a world increasingly facing complex security challenges is more difficult than ever before. Competitive Security Gaming reframes wargaming in terms of strategic, operational and tactical competition rather than conflict. Like business wargames, it produces quality insight into the reactions and strategies of competing actors. But [...]

Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program

By |2020-11-18T15:54:08-10:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program” is the title of a paper written by Sebastian Kevany, University of California, San Francisco; Deon Canyon, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii; Robert Ostergard, U.S. Navy (Retired); Michael Baker, U.S. Navy (Retired); Sheena Eagan, East Carolina University and Jacob Baker, Georgetown University, for Security Nexus. This article addresses the pros, cons, and planning of military involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program. Summary The Indo-Pacific contains most of the world’s population and many frail health systems that may falter when it comes to implementing a vast [...]

Is the U.S. Relationship with Australia Detrimental to Strategic Aspirations with Papua New Guinea?

By |2020-10-19T15:55:41-10:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Is the U.S. Relationship with Australia Detrimental to Strategic Aspirations with Papua New Guinea?” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon  and Michael Kabuni for Security Nexus. This article discusses the pitfalls of the U.S. - Australia relationship, and how they relate to Papua New Guinea. Excerpt The United States partnership with Australia is beyond doubt the most significant in Oceania. As a western nation, Australia holds many of the same values as the U.S. and there are extensive economic, diplomatic and military ties that bind the two countries together. There are, however, [...]

Perceptions of U.S. Posture in Papua New Guinea

By |2020-10-14T12:13:05-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Perceptions of U.S. Posture in Papua New Guinea” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Michael Kabuni for Security Nexus. This article compares the effects of U.S. posture on the relationship with Papua New Guinea, to that of the People’s Republic of China, along with other influences. Excerpt In Papua New Guinea (PNG), activities by the United States were highly visible in World War II, but have steadily declined ever since. This decay in international relations has been more obvious since the early 2000s when it is contrasted with the rise of [...]

Strategic Competition, National Security and the Need for ‘Competitive Intelligence’

By |2020-10-14T11:37:17-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Strategic Competition, National Security and the Need for ‘Competitive Intelligence’” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article illustrates how Competitive intelligence lies at the center of any strategy to maintain political, economic and security posture in the Indo-Pacific region. Excerpt We live in an age in which technology is rapidly transforming every aspect of our lives. Since these advances bestow upon nations considerable advantages, they are coveted and sought after with increasing criminally-motivated avarice. This has increased tensions and competition between the great powers, which forces us to [...]

Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Fusion Centers

By |2020-10-02T16:15:22-10:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, McMullin|Tags: , , |

“Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Fusion Centers” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Capt. Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the importance of maritime domain awareness (MDA) and the coordinating efforts of maritime fusion centers (MFC) to support those efforts. Excerpt The essential mission of a MFC is to strengthen MDA by gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources, fusing it into meaningful information, and disseminating actionable intelligence to operational commanders to directly improve national security, safety, economy, and environment. Not all maritime centers source data broadly enough to [...]

Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

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

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 [...]

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