DKI APCSS Alumni Bring Regional Perspective to Maritime Security Challenges

By |2018-12-12T12:44:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Conference, McDonald|

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 |2018-11-27T14:42:01+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Yamin|

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 |2018-11-16T11:44:40+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Cole, Conference, Workshop|

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 |2018-09-13T15:10:23+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Outreach|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 [...]

Associate Professor Ryan contributes to Health Emergencies in Large Populations course

By |2018-08-22T12:43:45+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Courses, Faculty|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ (DKI APCSS) Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan recently had the opportunity of facilitating a session on noncommunicable disease (NCD) control and prevention in humanitarian crises at the annual Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from July 30 to August 10, 2018. Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan facilitating a session at the HELP course. This course was delivered by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), World Health Organization (WHO), and University of [...]

Maritime Shared Awareness focus of DKI APCSS workshop held in Bangkok

By |2018-10-19T16:05:06+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense General James Mattis offered increased US-ASEAN cooperation to build maritime domain awareness to address comment threats to regional security at the East Asia Summit and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in late 2017. In support of this commitment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a four-day workshop on “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14-17. The more than 51 participants came from 12 countries plus ASEAN nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Attendees included [...]

DKI APCSS hosts Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2019-01-24T11:42:37+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop|

Thirty seven defense, diplomatic, and national security officials from 24 governments participated in the “U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific” workshop conducted at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Discussing the principles for a free and open Indo-Pacific region formed the basis of a high-level workshop on “U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific.”  The workshop provided a platform for informal discussion between senior leaders in the region and senior U.S. administration officials involved in developing the Indo-Pacific strategy, which complements the U.S. National Security Strategy and the U.S. National Defense Strategy. The two and a half-day workshop was [...]

Workshop brings together CVE experts in Southeast Asia

By |2018-03-26T11:36:30+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Conference|Tags: , , |

“Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia” brought together 61 security practitioners including military, police, and civilian government officials, and experts from international organizations, regional think tanks, and academia. “Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia” was the focus of a workshop held in Manila, March 13-16.  Hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the National Defense College of the Philippines, and the Anti-Terrorism Council of the Philippines, the four and a half day workshop brought together 61 security practitioners including military, police, and civilian government officials,  and experts from international organizations, regional think tanks, and academia. [...]

12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (ADMM-PLUS EWG on HADR)

By |2018-10-18T17:36:19+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop|

This week 70 participants from 17 nations attended the 12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in Honolulu. Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command provided opening remarks at this second meeting co-hosted by Malaysia and the United States at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The meeting included one and a half days of formal sessions and a day of information meetings. Attending the meeting were representatives from nine ASEAN countries and eight “plus’ countries including the United States, Australia, Japan, India, Russia, China, New Zealand and the [...]

DKI APCSS hosts workshop on coordinating maritime capacity building in the Asia-Pacific

By |2017-11-15T09:17:28+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Conference, Workshop|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), in conjunction with our partners at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), hosted a three-day workshop entitled “Building Maritime Capacity: A Quadrilateral Approach” from September 26 to 28 in Tokyo. The workshop brought together representatives from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, along with security practitioners from Sri Lanka, Palau, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam to set the theater for increased coordination in maritime capacity building among the key players of the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This workshop built upon two previously existing trilateral lines of discussion- the Japan-India-U.S. trilateral and the [...]