Commentary: In Defense of the Rules-Based International Order– Reflections from Shangri-La Dialogue #SLD18

By |2019-05-17T17:08:29-10:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: College, KNankivell|

Shri Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India, speaks at the Shangri-La Dialogue. Photo by K. Nankivell In Defense of the Rules-Based International Order Reflections from Shangri-La Dialogue #SLD18 1 – 3 June 2018, Singapore By Kerry Lynn Nankivell, DKI APCSS Professor Defense of the Rules-Based International Order (RBIO) is shaping up to be the leitmotif of 2018. At the annual Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD), the region’s premier Track 1.5 defense and security dialogue, preoccupation with adherence to rules, laws and norms, and the regional order to which they give rise, was a theme that appeared in nearly every official speech. [...]

Prof. Nankivell’s latest article on Japanese Maritime Assistance

By |2018-01-05T11:02:57-10:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, KNankivell, Opinions/Editorials|

DKI APCSS’ Professor Kerry Lynn Nankivell has a new article that explains why Japan’s institutional and political contexts deter unilateralism and militarism, even as Japan expands its maritime security capacity to deal with the new strategic realities. “Japanese Maritime Assistance: A Status Quo Plus” was published by the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Maritime Awareness Project. According to Nankivell: “Though deep continuities in Japanese maritime assistance to Southeast Asia are undeniable, the strategic context under which the JCG [Japanese Coast Guard] operates is very different now from in decades past. The JCG’s goals in Southeast Asia remain the same, but the [...]

New commentary explores how to fit the growing importance of the Indo-Pacific region into Canada’s defence policy

By |2017-04-27T08:38:35-10:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: College, External Publications, KNankivell|

(reposted with permission) OTTAWA, April 27, 2017 – North Korea’s willingness to push the envelope on nuclear tests shows how important it is for Canada to pivot towards the Indo-Pacific, and catch up to developments in the region, Kerry Lynn S. Nankivell argues in a new Macdonald-Laurier Institute commentary. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted an unprecedented 37 missile tests in the last twelve months. Pyongyang has also announced its intention to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach North America. To read the full commentary, titled “Securing Canada's Place in the Indo-Pacific Century”, click here. Canada [...]

The Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian Seas

By |2017-04-06T11:11:45-10:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: College, Conference, KNankivell, Reeves|Tags: , |

“The Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian Seas” is a new joint publication by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and The Policy Institute at King’s College London based on a three-day Maritime Security workshop held in September 2016. Edited by Kerry Lynn Nankivell, Jeff Reeves, and Ramon Pacheco Pardo, the book is a candid look at the future of the maritime Indo-Asia-Pacific.   In their book preface they state, “The future of the maritime Indo-Asia-Pacific is a shared responsibility of the regional community that depends on it, though governments and their military organizations [...]

DKI APCSS professor publishes an article on the Maritime Awareness Project website – Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell

By |2017-03-09T11:19:05-10:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, KNankivell|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Professor Kerry Lynn Nankivell published an article entitled "Follow the Fish: Considering Options in the South China Sea"  Nov. 7  on the Maritime Awareness Project (MAPAsia) website. It was a collaboration of the National Bureau of Asian Research and Sasakawa USA. Here is an excerpt from the article: Nearly four months after the landmark UNCLOS arbitration ruling in the case brought by the Philippines against China, President Rodrigo Duterte’s about-face in his approach to the Philippines’ bilateral disputes with China has dominated regional discussion. While this attention is entirely warranted, it has also [...]

Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell publishes S. China Sea fishing article

By |2017-03-09T11:21:12-10:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, KNankivell|

The Diplomat has published Kerry Lynn Nankivell's latest article "South China Sea: Fishing in Troubled Waters."    Nankivell discusses the concept of a U.S.-Philippines fisheries pact as a counter to China’s aggression in the South China Sea.  Despite a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration denying China’s claim to sovereignty over much of the region, that nation continues to expand its military and commercial exploitation of islands and resources in contested waters.  Nankivell writes that a U.S.-Philippines partnership to enforce fishing rights in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone could offer a “natural, non-escalatory” means to ensure rule of law in Southeast [...]

China’s Most Dangerous Game: Solving the Policy Puzzle of the South China Sea – Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell

By |2017-03-09T11:24:43-10:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, KNankivell|

“China’s Most Dangerous Game: Solving the Policy Puzzle of the South China Sea” is the latest article by Kerry Lynn Nankivell  for the Asia-Pacific Defense Forum. According to Nankivell, “The strategic seascape in the South China Sea presents an unusual policy puzzle for stakeholder governments for at least two reasons. First, the disputes are extremely complex. Consider the math: seven littoral claimants (including Taiwan) with concave coastlines; more than 180 named islands, rocks, reefs and shoals; and a thousand years of regional history from multiple countries’ perspectives. Second, governments struggle to identify policy responses to Chinese provocation because the delicate status [...]

New OpEd: The Strategist, the Lawyer and the South China Sea – Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell

By |2017-03-09T12:53:19-10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, KNankivell, Opinions/Editorials|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell recently wrote an Op/Ed on “The Strategist, the Lawyer and the South China Sea” for The Diplomat. In the article, she compares articles written by two leading experts in South China Sea disputes. Dr. Sam Bateman, a retired commodore of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Commander Jonathan Odom, judge advocate general (JAG), former oceans policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and current military professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. She states that “Both Odom and Bateman make an important contribution [...]

New South China Sea Lighthouses: Legal Futility and Strategic Risk – Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom

By |2017-03-09T12:54:26-10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, KNankivell, Odom, Research|

“New South China Sea Lighthouses: Legal Futility and Strategic Risk” is a new article written by Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom and Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell for The Diplomat. The article focuses on International law and how it can be viewed as "either a tool or a weapon, depending on how it's wielded."   The authors provide a rebuttal to an argument, previously published by The Diplomat, on the legal significance of China's new lighthouses constructed in the Spratley islands. According to the authors, "misinterpretation or partial understanding of the applicable international law can obfuscate the intentions of the rival claimants and further [...]

APCSS associate professor publishes an article on Asian security

By |2015-10-20T13:12:03-10:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, KNankivell|

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Assoc. Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell published an article in Asian Security this month about history and the South China Sea entitled "The Stories Nations Tell, in Three Voices." To view or download the entire article, go to http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14799855.2015.1005740#abstract Kerry Nankivell is an associate professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. -END-

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