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APOC 19-2 a ‘transformational experience’ for Fellows

By |2019-08-14T13:59:19-10:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses|Tags: |

APOC 19-2 Fellows hold discussions in Maluhia Hall. A total of 166 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 19-2 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on July 19. APOC is designed to build resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. The course offerings included lectures by subject matter experts on salient sub-regional security trends and dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region.  Additionally, Fellows had the opportunity to engage with Assistant Secretary [...]

Diversity of thought, experience highlight TSC 19-1

By |2019-07-25T08:47:20-10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , , |

Thirty-one senior leaders from 25 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-1 from May 19-24 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Maj. Alex Botardo. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ [...]

DKI APCSS and Pacific Disaster Center propose a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster

By |2019-05-14T09:38:17-10:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: College, Conference, Ryan|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Benjamin Ryan, DKI APCSS, and Dr. Joseph Green, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), proposed a systematic methodology to rank needs of people with life threatening conditions and chronic diseases before, during and after a disaster at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress in Brisbane, Australia, on May 8, 2019. Dr. Ryan, DKI APCSS Dr. Ryan discussed how disasters can damage the essential social protections and public health infrastructure required for vulnerable populations. This contributes to indirect mortality and morbidity as high as 70–90%, primarily due to an exacerbation of life-threatening conditions and chronic diseases. The [...]

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

By |2019-04-23T09:10:56-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Lumbaca|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 [...]

CCM 19-1 Fellows Visit to US Coast Guard to Discuss Maritime Crisis Management

By |2019-03-13T11:32:31-10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Cole, College, Courses|Tags: |

By Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole, USCG On March 1, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and USCGC WALNUT hosted Fellows from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, currently completing a five Week Comprehensive Crisis Management course, graduating on March 13, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who serves as the Captain of the Port of Honolulu as well as the main prevention and response provider for maritime crisis management across the State of Hawaii and all US Flagged Pacific territories, detailed the multi-mission, inter-agency partnerships that Sector Honolulu prioritizes and leverages on a daily basis for contingency response. DKI APCSS [...]

161 Fellows complete the final APOC of 2018

By |2019-01-14T14:42:48-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|

A total of 161 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 18-3 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The four-day course concluded on Dec. 7. APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, and information arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. The class, normally geared towards U.S. Fellows, had a ratio of 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international. Fellows were predominately military with 69 percent [...]

New faculty article on Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific

By |2018-10-30T10:43:18-10:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Malik|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Mohan Malik has a new article entitled, “China and India: Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific” published in the latest edition of “Rising Powers Quarterly.”  This issue has the theme-- “The "Indo-Pacific" - Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity.” According to the abstract: China and India are engaged in a tug-of-war over naval bases and forward presence in the Indo-Pacific. The crisis in the Maldives and wrangling over a naval base in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean illustrate the rapidly shifting geopolitical dynamics. For small states, economic engagement [...]

ASEAN Takes a Bold Cybersecurity Step

By |2018-10-30T10:33:41-10:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Noor|Tags: , |

Associate Professor Elina Noor has a new article entitled “ASEAN Takes a Bold Cybersecurity Step” published this week by The Diplomat. In her article Noor states that the “regional grouping looks to produce meaningful deliverables for its upcoming summit in November, it will be challenged by parallel developments in a domain that is continually being stress-tested in many ways.” “The challenges for ASEAN in maintaining the current momentum are structural and substantive” according to Noor. She follows this up with a description of next moves that are important for ASEAN in order for policy formulation to keep up with technology. [...]

Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games

By |2018-12-12T12:45:17-10:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , |

“Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games” is the title of a new Occasion paper written by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham, and Jim Potenza. According to the abstract: “Disruption characterizes the 21st Century, which is replete with complexities of climate change, food security, scarcity conflicts, displaced populations, unbridled economic growth, erosion of traditional value systems and transnational security dilemmas. In an environment where governments need innovative tools to conceptualize and form a future that leverages emerging opportunities and minimizes risks, foresight is increasingly considered a critical capacity in those responsible for strategic decision-making and [...]

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