Combatting Overfishing and Fisheries Crime with Legal Frameworks

By |2021-10-22T12:44:57-10:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Allen, Long, Brown_c|Tags: , |

“Combatting Overfishing and Fisheries Crime with Legal Frameworks,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Ethan Allen, Capt. Michael Long, and Lt. Cmdr. Christine Brown, for Security Nexus. This paper explores the perpetrators of overfishing, the role of fisheries crime in overfishing, efforts to combat overfishing including legal frameworks, approaches of the US and its partners, and international security cooperation on fishing subsidies, and provides seventeen policy recommendations. Summary Like all natural resources on Earth, fish are finite. While aquaculture now supplies about half of the fish caught annually, and while estimates of amounts being fished [...]

Learning to Live with Endemic Covid-19

By |2021-09-21T16:38:17-10:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: |

“Learning to Live with Endemic Covid-19,” is the title of a paper by Frederic S. Goldstein, Benjamin J. Ryan, and Deon V. Canyon, for Security Nexus. This paper provides solutions in coping with the overwhelming surges of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with the Delta variant. Excerpt We have seen the socioeconomic impacts of extremes in decision making that drive national leaders to seek a realistic path that retains the flexibility to adjust as the situation changes. The possibility remains that humanity will encounter a variant that is more contagious, more virulent, and unresponsive to current vaccines. To cope [...]

A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security

By |2021-09-20T13:08:42-10:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security,” is the title of a paper by Michael Baker, Jacob Baker, Deon Canyon, and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This paper discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the need to establish a BioDefense Fusion Center to enhance coordination and to protect national security. Exerpt Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe at a faster pace. This process is exacerbated by demographic, political, and climate change pressures on populations that push humanity into habitats that were once wilderness [...]

Military and Private Sector HADR – Now a Sophisticated Tool for Strategic Competition

By |2021-09-01T12:04:34-10:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Military and Private Sector HADR – Now a Sophisticated Tool for Strategic Competition,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Deon Canyon and Benjamin Ryan, for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates how humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) has emerged as a sophisticated diplomatic tool for strategic competition. Abstract The delivery of HADR by the military has become standard practice, especially in the Indo-Pacific. In this region, proactive efforts to enhance military-to-military and military-civilian integration are now maturing and have been primed for the next phase, integration of the private sector. This sector has more local capacity than any [...]

Wargaming Future National Security Threats Posed by Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases

By |2021-09-01T12:01:58-10:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Wargaming Future National Security Threats Posed by Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, for Security Nexus. This paper highlights the reemergence of vector-borne diseases (VDB) such as West Nile virus, Dengue fever, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus, and their spread in North America, due to changing ecological contexts such as globalization, climate change, and human modification of ecosystems that have resulted in shifting habitats, exposure to new vectors, and the movement of vectors around the world. The paper suggests how a wargaming effort should aim to establish the existing level of government knowledge, [...]

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 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 [...]

India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia

By |2021-05-07T14:31:16-10:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for India to continue developing more robust internal processes, improve inter-agency and inter-ministry cooperation, and engage more holistically with stakeholders, including civil society, as a provider in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Summary Fueled by stable economic growth, India is stepping up as a provider of international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in South Asia and beyond. This includes supporting multilateral endeavors, resourcing and innovating sub-regional efforts, and continuing to expand bilateral engagements. As [...]

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