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

By |2019-01-29T16:39:55+00:00January 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 [...]

OpEd: ASEAN and Cyber

By |2018-11-14T10:37:23+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: College, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Noor, Opinions/Editorials|

by Elina Noor, Assoc. Prof., DKI APCSS On the same day that Kim Jong Un stepped over the demarcation line at Panmunjom to shake the hand of a smiling Moon Jae-in, the 32nd ASEAN Summit released three forward-looking outcome documents focused on the future of Southeast Asia:  the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision for a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN; Concept Note for an ASEAN Smart Cities Network; and the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on Cybersecurity Cooperation. These were understandably overshadowed by the historic inter-Korean summit but the success and efficacy of ASEAN meetings and statements have also largely come to be judged by [...]

The Security Risks of Rising Inequality

By |2019-01-15T13:18:49+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Byrd, College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials|

Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, a professor at DKI APCSS, has written an analytical report entitled "The Security Risks of Rising Inequality," about the rising effects of income equality. Excerpt: When a condition of disparity, inequality, and exclusion is perceived as being the result of persistent unfairness and injustice, it can invoke a powerful tide of human basic instinct. Click here for the full report Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd is a Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official [...]

Dr. Malik examines growing rivalry in the Indian Ocean with new article

By |2018-04-13T10:38:41+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' professor Dr. Mohan Malik published an article on the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website which highlights the growing rivalry between India and China in the Indian Ocean, resulting in crisis in the Maldives. The article is entitled "The China-India Nautical Games in the Indian Ocean" and was published in two parts. Excerpt: “For small states, economic engagement with China has strategic consequences. Electoral politics provides Beijing with the opportunity to court and bribe politicians of fragile democracies along the Belt and Road to gain an advantageous position for itself over its competitors. In fact, China’s investments [...]

New publication on ASEAN@50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?

By |2018-10-18T17:39:33+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: College, Opinions/Editorials, Outreach, Workshop|

In October 2017, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted a workshop on “ASEAN @50, Southeast Asia @ Risk:  What should be done?”  The result of the two days of Australia-Singapore-US policy trialogue is a new publication outlining the group’s recommendations. The Southeast Asia Program and the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative in the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (Stanford University) prepared this program and final publication in cooperation with Trialogue partners:  the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (Australian National University); the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Nanyang Technological University); and the [...]

New OpEd on US-China Relations published

By |2018-01-10T14:45:32+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, McDonald, Opinions/Editorials|

“Forthcoming Asia Strategy Should Avoid Second-handed Pitfalls” is a new OpEd published by DKI APCSS military professor and U.S. Marine Corp Lt. Col. Scott D. McDonald by The National Interest. In this OpEd, McDonald states that “whether discussing military tactics and strategy, economic policy, or diplomacy, the narrative in the United States is one of reaction and countering a powerful and leading PRC. By focusing on opposing the PRC, the United States has inadvertently become a second-handed actor, driven not by its own values and interests, but by those to which it is reacting.” He further states that “the United States [...]

Prof. Nankivell’s latest article on Japanese Maritime Assistance

By |2018-01-05T11:02:57+00:00January 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 [...]

OpEd on US Options with N. Korea

By |2018-01-04T13:28:24+00:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Wieninger|

Dr. Bill Wieninger recently co-authored an OpEd on N. Korea for Time magazine with Rep. Ted Lieu entitled: “President Trump's Threats Against North Korea Put the World in Danger.” The OpEd was published in the Ideas section of Time magazine’s website. In the OpEd, the authors recommend a peaceful solution and points to historical examples of South Africa’s denuclearization as well as the US’s efforts to open relations with China during the Nixon administration. Read the full OpEd online at: http://time.com/5085997/north-korea-donald-trump-war/ The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or [...]

OpEd: Tracking Malaysia’s Force Build-up in the South China Sea

By |2017-10-18T11:13:11+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: College, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Vuving|

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new opinion piece entitled "Tracking Malaysia’s Force Build-up in the South China Sea," on cogitASIA, a blog of the CSIS Asia Program. Here's an excerpt from that article: The declining trend in Malaysia’s defense outlay was halted in 2013. That year, Malaysia was shocked when China staged a naval exercise around James Shoal, a 72-foot deep underwater bank lying 55 nautical miles (nm) off the Malaysian Borneo coast. It was also in 2013 that China Coast Guard ships started to anchor at South Luconia Shoal, an oil-rich area lying 70 nm off Borneo. Each of Malaysia’s [...]