APCSS Faculty

Howard C. Eyth

By |2020-10-27T15:37:40-10:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Eyth joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2020 as a military faculty member following a three-year posting as the U.S. Marine Attaché to Singapore. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Foreign Area Officer – Western Europe, and Regional Affairs Officer –Southeast Asia, by experience, having lived, studied, and worked for 18 years in Europe, and 18 more years in the Indo-Pacific region. He holds extensive experience in Europe and Asia Security, Defense Diplomacy, Security Cooperation, Contingency and Crisis Response Planning and Execution, Military Requirements Generation and Defense Resource Allocation Analysis. [...]

Great Power Competition Versus Counterterrorism: A False Dichotomy

By |2020-10-26T14:25:43-10:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sam Mullins has a new article online called “Great Power Competition Versus Counterterrorism: A False Dichotomy” published by justsecurity.org. In this article, Mullins states than in the “more than two years since the United States officially shifted strategic priorities away from terrorism to focus on great power competition, there is a continued sense of uncertainty as to what exactly this means for counterterrorism. In light of the enduring, and in some cases escalating, terrorist threats across the globe, it is important to get this right.” He further states that “while recognizing the need to end so-called [...]

Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific

By |2020-10-21T16:39:16-10:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new paper published by the East West Center called “Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific.”  In the paper, Hemmings explains that: “Suga – and, indeed, the next generation of future prime ministers – will continue Abe’s legacy in one form or another.” “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been an incredibly influential figure on the world stage and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will have his work cut out for him,” says Hemmings. “Not only must he uphold and continue the shift in Japan’s grand strategy, he must manage Japan’s famously difficult bureaucracy to do so.” [...]

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 [...]

Who will welcome Bougainville?

By |2020-10-09T10:13:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Al Oehlers has a new article published by Islands Business News called “Who will welcome Bougainville?” The article discusses the newly independent Bougainville, its recent elections and the regional reaction – or lack thereof. According to Oehlers, "Most certainly, there are sensitivities to be navigated. And some of these are purely “internal” among Pacific neighbors, such as the Solomon Islands and recent secession issues around Malaita. It will be interesting to watch how bilateral relations between Pacific nations, PNG and an emerging Bougainville evolve in future, and how any such sensitivities will be accounted for." Read the full article [...]

Henry Rector

By |2020-10-02T14:38:07-10:00October 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Mr. Henry Rector joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020 as a Senior Diplomatic Advisor (SDA) after a three-year posting as head of the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  Mr. Rector is a member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service, holding the rank of Counselor (military equivalent O7). Prior to his assignment in Bangkok, he was Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Drawing on 31 years of experience both overseas and in Washington, he has expertise in democratic transition, political-military affairs, and [...]

L. Reyn Mann

By |2020-09-21T16:30:03-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Reyn Mann joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020. In May 2000, LTC Mann was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer branch upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her first assignments were Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Construction Officer, and Detachment Commander in the 84th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In June 2005, she attended the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, earning distinguished graduate recognition and her Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. After serving as [...]

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr.

By |2020-09-21T16:01:56-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in May of 2020. Professor Shimkus, a Viet Nam veteran (1968 – 1968), retired from the Nurse Corps, United States Navy in 2007. He is a graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, MA; Salem University, Salem, MA; George Washington University, Washington, DC; and the Naval War College. During his naval career, he served as a registered nurse anesthetist and accumulated over 11 years at sea. He was selected to serve as senior medical department representative on the pre-commissioning crews of the [...]

Michael D. Smith

By |2020-09-21T16:26:55-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Major Michael D. Smith came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2020 following his Operations Officer tour with Air Force Special Operations Command’s 321st Special Tactics Squadron (STS). With 321 STS, he led two Special Operations Air-Land Integration deployments to the Baltic and Black Sea regions for Special Operations Command-Europe. A native of El Paso, TX, he reported for Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) training at Hurlburt Field, FL in 1998 and earned his black beret in June 1999. Following Survival, Air Assault and Airborne School, he completed Joint Terminal Attack [...]

Sila Pang

By |2020-09-21T13:11:58-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Sila Pang joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 as a military faculty member. She is a United States Air Force and Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific region. Lt Col Pang spent most of her military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region serving in diverse capacities to promote regional and international cooperation. Her staff and operational experience includes Staff Officer for Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate in the Pacific Air Force Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

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