Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace

By |2020-05-05T10:06:27-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Noor|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Elina Noor recently published an article titled “Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace” in Asia Policy, The National Bureau of Asian Research's a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific. In this paper, Noor states that “Although international law is silent on espionage, in cyberspace the line between information collection and military preparation is much less distinct than in the kinetic space. Cyberspace complements and augments traditional analytical capabilities by enabling quicker and more comprehensive information collection by using the larger sets of data. The lag time between information collection, intelligence analysis, and logistical surge in [...]

North Korea’s ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line

By |2020-05-01T16:10:29-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Minnich, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Professor James Minnich recently published an OpEd titled “North Korea's ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line” in The Telegraph. In this paper, Minnich writes “Today’s potential succession questions are the same with the addition of the gender question as a debated leadership characteristic. Kim Yo-jong is the most prominent dynastic Kim today, after her brother, Chairman Kim Jong-un. Kim Yo-jong, 32, is a senior official in the Workers’ Party of Korea and serves as First Deputy Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department and alternate member of the Politburo. She has been prominent in several [...]

Commentary: How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China

By |2019-12-07T19:52:58-10:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|

“How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The article examines the nature of China’s assertiveness and offers policy recommendations for the US on how to meet China - challenge. According to Anwar, China “harbors greater ambitions than mere economic dominance. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly-assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated “whole-of-society” strategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world and challenge the US.” Read the full commentary online at:   https://ksr.hkspublications.org/2019/11/07/how-the-us-should-respond-to-xis-assertive-china/   Anu [...]

RSIS Commentary — Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It

By |2019-12-10T08:33:30-10:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, news, Anwar|Tags: , , , |

“Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for RSIS. The commentary diagnosis primary causes for China to push forward this initiative despite mounting economic and political risks. Anwar then segmented those factors into China’s internal and external dynamics, which led to this initiative and explained the image of global leadership that China sought to achieve through this initiative. According to Anwar, “The prospect for success of the BRI depends on an array of factors, ranging from China’s handling of its domestic economic downturn to potential international backlash. After six [...]

Korea paper updated now available in Spanish & Portuguese

By |2020-01-10T08:22:33-10:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Minnich, news|Tags: , , |

In 2018, then U.S. Army Colonel James M. Minnich wrote a paper entitled “North Korea Solution,  Changed Regime” for the Military Review, a U.S. Army professional journal. Versions of that paper are now available in both Spanish and Portuguese. In the original paper, Minnich stated that:  “An effective changed-regime policy would quickly undertake a series of actions that should eventually align North Korean interests with those of the United States, bringing the entire Korean Peninsula into Washington’s security sphere. At present, Washington’s interests are not Pyongyang’s interests, which is why a changed-regime policy is needed to effect persistent change. America’s chief [...]

New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

By |2020-01-10T08:23:32-10:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, External Publications, Opinions/Editorials, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Several DKI APCS faculty members, past and present, have co-authored a paper entitled: “Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership.” The paper was published on October 5, 2019, by the international journal Safety, and is authored by Pablo Yuste, James Campbell, Deon Canyon, Mark Childers, and Benjamin Ryan. “The military plays a growing role in supplementing and even leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief logistics,” say the authors.  “However, issues relating to military involvement such as sovereignty and cost have refocused the conversation onto capabilities and capacities of commercial logistics providers, who have not been fully engaged and [...]

How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals

By |2020-01-10T08:24:13-10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar has a new article in the East Asia Forum entitled "How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals (link is external)." According to Anwar: "Two factors make regulating tourist flows tempting for Chinese policymakers: the size of its international tourism industry and the control China can still exercise over outward tourism. But whether tourism has been an effective political tool is debated." Read the full article at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/09/19/how-china-is-using-tourists-to-realise-its-geopolitical-goals/ (link is external) The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of [...]

Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows to Europe: Taking Stock of Recent Events

By |2020-01-10T08:27:59-10:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins recently had an article on "Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows into Europe (link is external)" published by the European Eye on Radicalization webiste. The paper was written while he was still at the Marshall Center but we thought we'd share it as well! According to Mullins: "Within Europe, police and intelligence services are working more closely with migration agencies, as both parties now realize the importance of cooperation. In some places, counter-terrorism officials have also reached out to local reception centers and homes for asylum-seekers (many of which are run by non-governmental enterprises) in order to provide them [...]

Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre

By |2020-01-10T08:28:34-10:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|Tags: , |

New article by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Lowy Institute on "Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre (link is external)." In his article Anwar states: "For the US and its allies, the rise of ASEAN as a significant economic power will help to bring greater symmetry and balance to managing this critical period of transition in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries share much in common, demonstrated by the recent release of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which was accompanied by a statement noting the convergent interest of 'inclusivity, openness, a region based on the [...]

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

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Faculty, Lumbaca, External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, College, news|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 [...]

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