Media and the Security Practitioner

By |2020-10-29T16:10:18-10:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Media and the Security Practitioner” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani for Security Nexus. This article makes recommendations for the security practitioner and news consumer to overcome the hazards of diminishing trust in mainstream media and the resulting widespread outrage against journalism. Excerpt It is impossible to overstate the supreme importance of seeking information from diverse sources for a balanced understanding of our world. Relying largely on social media is as much an impediment to the effectiveness of a security practitioner as is seeking news to fit one’s views. It’s as important for professional [...]

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

By |2020-10-15T12:22:18-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Vuving, Wieninger, Tekwani, Watson, Byrd, Minnich, Burgoyne, DKI APCSS, publication, news, Mullins, Sitaraman, hemmings, Miyamoto, Allen, Turvold|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center created this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific,” to highlight important issues in the Indo-Pacific region. This book provides a tour d’horizon of the most consequential issues that are defining the global and regional security landscape in the Indo-Pacific. With hindsight, insight, and foresight in each of its chapters, the book offers a perspective to see this landscape in its dynamic making and re-making. Download the Digital Book Edited by Dr. Alexander L. Vuving, [...]

Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself

By |2020-10-09T14:51:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Shyam Tekwani has a new opinion piece in the South China Morning Post called “Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself.”  Tekwani discusses Pakistan's roadmap to peace in Afghanistan, its own internal challenges, and the opportunity to build an inclusive and stable society, which is a prerequisite for lasting peace in the region. According to Tekwani,”…no peacemaker’s roadmap can be durable or earnest when it is not inclusive, nor when it applies different norms to the principles of peace and stability at home and aboard.  Neither can it succeed when the mediating [...]

New OpEd on India and its Neighbors by Shyam Tekwani

By |2020-07-01T14:53:36-10:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

“India’s bullying of its neighbours boosted China. Now it needs to build a strong backyard.” DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani writes for the South China Morning Post. The opinion piece states that: “after facilitating China’s expansionist goals by treating nearby countries badly, India needs to demonstrate good neighbourliness to realise its global potential. According to Tekwani, India needs to “to build the strong and prosperous backyard it needs to realise its own potential to become an influential voice in global decision-making.” Read the full article The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do [...]

Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism

By |2020-06-19T15:00:50-10:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani has a new article published by the East Asia Forum entitled “Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism.” In the article, Tekwani states that “Before Sri Lanka’s economy can be rebuilt or democratic institutions revitalised, the country will need to come to terms with its legacies of violence.” Read the full article online at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/06/19/sri-lankas-return-to-ethnic-majoritarianism/ Shyam Tekwani is Professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of APCSS, the US Department of Defense or the US government.

New article by Dr. Jeffrey Hornung & Prof. Shyam Tekwani for The Diplomat

By |2014-08-29T16:15:49-10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Faculty, Hornung, Tekwani|

A new article was published on The Diplomat by Dr. Jeffrey Hornung & Prof. Shyam Tekwani May 27 entitled "Modi is NOT India’s Shinzo Abe." Despite obvious similarities, Modi and Abe differ substantially. Still, Indo-Japanese ties will flourish under them. Excerpt: "Building on this past decade of growth, and undergirded by their mutual admiration, personal friendship, and a desire for closer bilateral ties, Indo-Japan ties will flourish under Modi and Abe. Both recognize the importance of strengthening their domestic economies while simultaneously expanding their bilateral ties from the existing economic foundation toward stronger strategic ties. From Japan’s perspective, it has spent most of [...]

Shutting Down the Mobile Phone and the Downfall of Nepalese Society, Economy and Politics

By |2013-01-03T11:00:33-10:00September 13th, 2012|Categories: Faculty, Tekwani|

The September issue of Pacific Affairs  includes an article co-authored by APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani. “Shutting Down the Mobile Phone and the Downfall of Nepalese Society, Economy and Politics” explores how an 88-day shutdown in mobile phone service in Nepal as part of an effort to curb violence contributed to increased public discontent. Authors Tekwani; Peng Hwa Ang, Nanyang Technological University; and Guozhen Wang, Zhanjiang Normal University, Guangdong (China) review the importance of communications in today’s environment.  According to Pacific Affairs editors, the authors conclude that “the mobile phone is so interwoven into modern life that without it, we feel isolated, [...]

The long afterlife of Sri Lanka’s civil war

By |2013-01-03T11:29:24-10:00September 13th, 2011|Categories: Faculty, Research, Tekwani|

APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani reviews a new book and a British Channel 4 documentary about the civil war in Sri Lanka in "The long afterlife of war in teardrop isle" written for Tehelka Magazine (India). "Atrocities are believed in or disbelieved in solely on which side of the river you are," says Tekwani. Both the book and the documentary are critical of the government's efforts to put an end to the civil war and tend to put weight on what he believes are exaggerated claims by the Tamil Tigers. According to Tekwani, "The truth about atrocities is that they happen and [...]

Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges

By |2015-10-26T10:27:45-10:00June 18th, 2010|Categories: Faculty, Research, Faculty Articles, Azizian, Campbell, Vuving, Fouse, Tekwani, Ear, Byrd, KNankivell|

-+ “Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges,” edited by David Fouse, is the latest book published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. According to Fouse, “The chapters in this volume analyze security priorities at the individual country level and gauge each country’s attempts at bilateral and multilateral security cooperation on transnational security challenges. Our intention is to provide policymakers and other government officials with a useful and convenient reference tool to draw upon to engage specific countries in the Asia-Pacific region.” […]

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