DoD and DoS Officials Present the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By |2022-05-05T16:29:11-10:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Conference, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

On April 25-27, DKI APCSS conducted the latest in its series of workshops focused on the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The new strategy, announced by the Biden administration in February, signals the United States’ identity as an Indo-Pacific nation and its commitment to the region through defense, diplomacy, development and economic initiatives. The Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop (IPSW) gathered 28 senior-leaders from the Indo-Pacific region to gain a greater perspective of the U.S. strategy as well as the strategies of other powers – resident and external to the region. In addition, two officials from the National Security Council delivered their remarks virtually. The [...]

United States, Japan and Republic of Korea Trilateral Ministerial Meeting

By |2022-02-14T16:35:30-10:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Conference, news|Tags: , , , , |

On February 12, 2022, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yon for a trilateral ministerial meeting. In a joint statement, the Secretary and ministerial leaders reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to strong trilateral cooperation and promised to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Following North Korea’s extensive testing of its long-range ballistic missiles last month, the ministerial leaders committed to “complete de-nuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.” The [...]

Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series features Gen. John Allen

By |2021-10-28T15:28:46-10:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Conference, Alumni, speakers, news, Distinguished Visitors|Tags: |

“America’s Leadership in the 21st Century” was the focus of the latest Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series event held last night with guest speaker retired U.S. Marine Corps General John. R. Allen. Allen, who is currently the president of the Brookings Institute, shared his thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the region in a “fireside chat” format event with DKI APCSS Director retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Pete Gumataotao. Some of the topics covered include strategic competition with China, key role of partners and allies in [...]

DKI APCSS and Thai NSC Host Workshop on “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy”

By |2020-01-24T11:51:15-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Outreach, Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings provides an introduction on the 5G debate. Thailand’s National Security Council  jointly organized a workshop, “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy,” in Bangkok from January 16-17, 2020 with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Participants enhanced their knowledge and understanding of emerging issues in a rapidly changing security environment, and identified future trends and security challenges privileging whole-of-government responses. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath speaks at the opening ceremony. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath joined Ruchakorn Napapornpipat, Director of Directorate of Security Policy and Planning of the [...]

DKI APCSS collaborates with Thai Strategic Studies Center on new senior course

By |2020-03-24T10:10:13-10:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Twenty-one participants from a variety of government organizations including the Ministry of Defense and Royal Thai Police attended the course. In November, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their inaugural Senior Security Studies Course in Bangsaen, Chonburi.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as capacities to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies located in Honolulu, Hawaii, supported this first senior [...]

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 |2019-10-24T10:05:49-10:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: College, Conference, Ryan, news|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 [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Bring Regional Perspective to Maritime Security Challenges

By |2019-10-24T10:08:14-10:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Alumni, McDonald, news|

By Lt. Col. Scott McDonald, USMC The end of the relative stability of the bi-polar Cold War has given way to a complex and challenging security environment. Meanwhile, the growth of multinational supply chains and supranational information flows have emphasized the importance of the sea in a manner not appreciated since the Nineteenth Century. These factors have highlighted the need for cooperative solutions to the security challenges of what Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd calls the “Maritime Century.” With this context, security practitioners from Canada and across the Indo-Pacific gathered in Victoria, British Columbia from 16 [...]

DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2019-10-24T10:09:30-10:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Yamin, news|

By Dr. Saira Yamin DKI APCSS recently conducted its second in-resident workshop on the United States’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.  The strategy was announced by President Trump nearly a year ago and signals the United States’ strong commitment to the Indo-Pacific region through defense, diplomacy, trade and economic initiatives. Mr. Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor on Strategic Affairs, Business Standard, provides a presentation on “The Evolution of India’s Policies in the Indo-Pacific” during a working lunch Oct. 26. Working in concert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, DKI APCSS [...]

Trust, partner-building, goals of Vietnam workshop

By |2019-10-24T10:09:31-10:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Cole, news|

By Dr. Lori Forman and LCDR Leah Cole The Indo-Pacific is in the midst of an epochal change. The global economic shift to Asia, the surge of maritime competition and security issues, and China’s continued forward momentum in their Belt and Road initiative demands a sense of urgency in identifying like-minded partners and priority areas of security cooperation. To build shared understanding and trust in this changing environment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) co-hosted a workshop entitled, “Vietnam in a Changing Region: Looking Ahead to 2025” Sept. 5-7, [...]

Pacific Armies Management Symposium includes plenary from DKI APCSS professor

By |2019-10-24T10:09:32-10:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Outreach, Conference, news|Tags: , |

The 42nd Pacific Armies Management Symposium (PAMS) was recently held in Hanoi, Vietnam, August 20-23. 2018, with the theme: “Cooperation among Indo-Pacific Land forces in Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR).” There were three plenaries: Land forces initial response to HA/DR; Multilateral cooperation; and Enhancing roles in regional cooperation for HA/DR. Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), presented in plenary three where there was a focus on addressing keys issues land forces need to consider in order to enhance capabilities to effectively respond to future HA/DR events. Plenary session three: Major General Dang Quang Minh [...]

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