APCSS Faculty

Srini Sitaraman

By |2020-03-11T15:04:29-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Srini Sitaraman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Asia Pacific Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Professor in December 2019. His focus at the DKIAPCSS is on the Indo-Pacific Security with a particular focus on South Asia, Regional Conflict, and India-China Relations. He is also interested in New Technologies & International Security, Internet and Digital Diplomacy, Nonproliferation, and the United Nations and International Law. Prior to arriving at the DKI APCSS, Dr. Sitaraman was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he directed the award-winning Model United Nations [...]

Michael S. Bucher

By |2020-02-10T09:05:02-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Bucher joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2020 as a military faculty member. He is a U.S. Air Force Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific Region in the diplomatic corps and security cooperation enterprise. Lt. Col. Bucher was commissioned in 1995 and first served as an aircraft maintenance officer when he added the F-16 to his portfolio of previous work on T-38, F-15 and FB-111A aircraft. In 2000 he transitioned to be a mathematical analyst and joined the teaching faulty at the U.S. Air Force Academy [...]

Artificial Intelligence: the case of international cooperation

By |2020-01-06T16:33:09-10:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Noor|

Prof. Elina Noor has a new article published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies on “Artificial Intelligence: the case of international cooperation.” In the article, she outlines two areas of “digital disjuncture” related to AI --  the evolving global order and inclusivity in governance. Noor states, “As technology looks set to increasingly become a determinant of national power, political and strategic tensions will coalesce and intensify around developments such as AI. Correspondingly, market access and dominance, as well as technical standards-setting for the next generation of technological infrastructure, will become greater points of contention. This will have significant implications for [...]

Commentary: How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China

By |2019-12-07T19:52:58-10:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|

“How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The article examines the nature of China’s assertiveness and offers policy recommendations for the US on how to meet China - challenge. According to Anwar, China “harbors greater ambitions than mere economic dominance. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly-assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated “whole-of-society” strategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world and challenge the US.” Read the full commentary online at:   https://ksr.hkspublications.org/2019/11/07/how-the-us-should-respond-to-xis-assertive-china/   Anu [...]

Korea paper updated now available in Spanish & Portuguese

By |2020-01-10T08:22:33-10:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Faculty Articles, Minnich, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , |

In 2018, then U.S. Army Colonel James M. Minnich wrote a paper entitled “North Korea Solution,  Changed Regime” for the Military Review, a U.S. Army professional journal. Versions of that paper are now available in both Spanish and Portuguese. In the original paper, Minnich stated that:  “An effective changed-regime policy would quickly undertake a series of actions that should eventually align North Korean interests with those of the United States, bringing the entire Korean Peninsula into Washington’s security sphere. At present, Washington’s interests are not Pyongyang’s interests, which is why a changed-regime policy is needed to effect persistent change. America’s chief [...]

Inez Miyamoto

By |2019-10-21T16:14:36-10:00October 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019. Prior to joining the DKI APCSS, Dr. Miyamoto was a special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she led cyber investigative teams responding to a wide variety of crimes (i.e., intrusions, fraud, child pornography, intellectual property rights, and counterintelligence) and conducted strategic planning, risk analysis and compliance while at FBI Headquarters. Dr. Miyamoto holds CISSP and GSEC certifications and is a FBI National Academy (266) graduate. She was awarded with the following: Ph.D. Engineering Management, George Washington University; [...]

Gene Richards

By |2019-10-18T08:19:23-10:00October 17th, 2019|Tags: , |

Colonel Gene Richards has served at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as Associate Dean for Operations, Senior Military Official and Senior Military Professor since 2019. Commissioned in the Army as a Combat Engineer Officer and later transitioning to duty as Foreign Area Officer, Colonel Richards has spent most of his military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As a combat engineer, he served in Hawaii and the Republic of Korea in heavy construction, mechanized and light engineer units, as well as on the staff of the U.S. Army Pacific. In 1995, he [...]

Elizabeth Kunce

By |2019-10-15T14:41:52-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Kunce joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2019. Dr. Kunce’s professional background includes work with both civilian and security actors across a broad scope of operational settings from gang-ridden communities to international disaster response operations. She has worked within the United States criminal justice system primarily in the areas of police reform, race and police-community relations as well as various local, state, and federal gang and gun violence interventions. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) in civil military coordination, training and operational [...]

Sam Mullins

By |2019-10-31T15:06:24-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Dr. Mullins spent the previous seven years as a professor of counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during which time he contributed to the professional education of more than a thousand counter-terrorism (CT) and security practitioners from around the globe, and participated in CT outreach activities in some two dozen countries. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in March 2019.Dr. Mullins has [...]

New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

By |2020-01-10T08:23:32-10:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Canyon, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Several DKI APCS faculty members, past and present, have co-authored a paper entitled: “Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership.” The paper was published on October 5, 2019, by the international journal Safety, and is authored by Pablo Yuste, James Campbell, Deon Canyon, Mark Childers, and Benjamin Ryan. “The military plays a growing role in supplementing and even leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief logistics,” say the authors.  “However, issues relating to military involvement such as sovereignty and cost have refocused the conversation onto capabilities and capacities of commercial logistics providers, who have not been fully engaged and [...]