US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

By |2018-12-20T13:40:40+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Yamin|Tags: |

By Dr. Saira Yamin December 17, 2018, Pakistan Politico "US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground" (link is external) published by Pakistan Politico is the latest article by Dr. Saira Yamin. According to Yamin, "Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be ready to move on.  However, it may be worthwhile taking a pause to consider what may be at stake.  Disengagement and  estrangement would not be new words in the U.S.- Pakistan lexicon." In the article, she discussed the [...]

Faculty addresses HADR rationale in Indo-Pacific

By |2019-01-09T15:11:40+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, External Publications, Ryan|Tags: , , , |

Three DKI APCSS Faculty members recently co-authored a paper entitled “Rationale for involving the private sector in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.” Dr. Benjamin Ryan, Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. James Campbell all contributed to the paper. The article was also co-authored by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. With the rise in disaster frequency and intensity throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the article explores the significant opportunity that exists for international humanitarian and disaster relief systems [...]

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

By |2018-10-30T10:43:18+00:00October 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+00:00October 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. [...]

A Modern-Day Pentagon Paper in a Post-Pentagon Papers World

By |2018-09-26T14:03:39+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: External Publications|Tags: , |

Commander Jonathan Odom has a new case study published by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.  The article is entitled “A Modern-Day Pentagon Paper in a Post-Pentagon Papers World:  A Case Study of Negotiations between the Washington Post and the U.S. Government Regarding Publication of the 2009 Afghanistan Assessment” The case study is, as its title implies, a negotiation between The Washington Post and the Obama Administration over the publication of a 2009 classified report on Afghanistan operations, which had been leaked to reporter Bob Woodward. The following is the abstract from their website: Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in [...]

Implementing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy

By |2018-08-08T11:23:48+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, McDonald|

Lt. Col. Scott D. McDonald has a new opinion piece entitled “Wanted: A Strategy for the Indo-Pacific Region,” published by The National Interest. The article covers the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIP) and offers the concept of Communities of Common Interests as a means for implementing it. In the article he states that: “Secretary Mattis used his speech at the Shangri-la Dialogue to highlight the need for Indo-Pacific countries to cooperate in shaping the region’s future and outlined four themes of the FOIP strategy: 1) expanding attention on the maritime space; 2) improving interoperability with partners; 3) strengthening rule of [...]

Dr. Malik examines growing rivalry in the Indian Ocean with new article

By |2018-04-13T10:38:41+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' professor Dr. Mohan Malik published an article on the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website which highlights the growing rivalry between India and China in the Indian Ocean, resulting in crisis in the Maldives. The article is entitled "The China-India Nautical Games in the Indian Ocean" and was published in two parts. Excerpt: “For small states, economic engagement with China has strategic consequences. Electoral politics provides Beijing with the opportunity to court and bribe politicians of fragile democracies along the Belt and Road to gain an advantageous position for itself over its competitors. In fact, China’s investments [...]

‘Caught in a Tug-of-war’ a new article published by Dr. Malik

By |2018-03-08T15:47:47+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik|

“Caught in a Tug-of-war” is a new article by DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Mohan Malik and was published in Asian Affairs, March 2018. Here is an excerpt: “Historically, small states are the first to experience major geopolitical shifts. It is usually ‘the bit players’ on the periphery of rising powers that play a disproportionate role in triggering major crises which prove to be turning points during power transitions. Tiny Maldives fits the bill in the rising Asian giants’ tussle for dominance in the Indian Ocean…Beijing’s nod for the military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017 and support for the Maldivian and Cambodian [...]

Dr. Malik publishes article on Beijing’s massive infrastructure initiative

By |2018-02-26T15:46:48+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik|

“One Belt One Road: Dimensions, Detours, Fissures and Fault Lines” is the title of an article published by DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Mohan Malik in The American Interest (online and print editions). Excerpt: “China’s emergence as the fulcrum of the world economy is supposed to restore its traditional supremacy, and make countries seeking prosperity and security gravitate toward the Middle Kingdom as they did in the past. China is thus building an empire of ‘exclusive economic enclaves’ (EEEs) run by Chinese conglomerates through a network of ‘geo-economic alliances’ to usher in the age of Pax Sinica. Beijing’s growing might has strengthened [...]

Dr. Reeves publishes an article on China’s Silk Road Economic Belt Initiative

By |2018-02-26T15:56:05+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Reeves|

DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Jeffrey Reeves had an article entitled "China’s Silk Road Economic Belt Initiative: Network and Influence Formation in Central Asia" published on Taylor & Francis Online's website. Abstract This article demonstrates that, rather than constituting a new model for Central Asian international relations, the SREB’s real strategic value for China is as an organizational concept and as an influence multiplier. In recasting its Central Asian bilateral relations as part of the SREB engagement model, Beijing has overlaid a strategic-level concept to its otherwise disparate patterns of engagement. In so doing, the Xi administration has consolidated its multiple lines [...]