Strategic Competition, Cooperation, and Accommodation: Perspectives from the Indian Ocean Region

By |2021-03-23T08:17:21-10:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Workshop, Yamin, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

“Strategic Competition, Cooperation, and Accommodation: Perspectives from the Indian Ocean Region,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Saira Yamin, Maj. Daniel Cedillo, Lt. Col. Nicholas Sikes, Dr. Srini Sitaraman and Lt. Cmdr. Keith Wilkins for Security Nexus. This article highlights the diversity of perspectives on strategic competition and opportunities for cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region drawing on discussions at the three-day virtual workshop organized by DKI APCSS. Summary This article draws on conversations facilitated at the virtual Indian Ocean Region Workshop convened by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, [...]

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

By |2021-03-22T11:30:17-10:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins has a new article on “The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism:  Reassessing the Evidence” recently published by the European Institute of CT and Conflict Prevention in their  EICTP Research Study: Key Determinants in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Trajectory, Disruption and the Way Forward. Volume II. According to Mullins, “public commentary on this issue has generally suffered from failing to give due consideration to conflicting information; ignoring existing, long-term trends and alternative, explanatory factors; conflating correlation with causation; relying too heavily on theoretically-driven inferences and making assumptions beyond the available data.” Read [...]

The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth

By |2021-03-17T12:26:20-10:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Yamin, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Saira Yamin has a new article, “The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth,” published in a special International Women’s Day publication by UNDP Pakistan titled Womenomics: Women Powering the Economy.  In this article, she highlights six Indo-Pacific countries (Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam) where gender inclusion in the work force is pursued as a targeted policy to accelerate economic growth, both pre- and post COVID. Read the full article Dr. Saira Yamin is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The views expressed in this [...]

Has the internet created a "perfect storm" for terrorists?

By |2021-03-08T11:10:43-10:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

Dr. Sam Mullins’ latest article, "COVID-19 and Terrorism in the West: Has Radicalization Really Gone Viral?", was recently published by the Just Security blog. Co-authored with Michael King, this analytical report looks at the forecasted wave of pandemic-induced terrorism. According to the authors, this wave “has been exaggerated and rests upon a collection of precarious assumptions." They further state that: “these various assumptions support what we refer to as the “perfect storm” theory of COVID-19 and terrorism, to which we now turn a critical eye. By taking a contrarian view, we hope to encourage a more balanced and rigorous discussion [...]

New OpEd looks at Vietnam’s future

By |2021-03-05T14:25:10-10:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major long-term trends in Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policy to the surface. The country will be less aligned with China. In the next decade, it will likely have its first non-conservative leader since the Cold War’s end but its leaders continue to value the Leninist state model.” Read the full article Alexander L. [...]

US-China Relations

By |2021-02-24T11:11:21-10:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new paper published by the Pacific Forum entitled "The New US Diplomacy with China: ‘Keep Your Promises’ " In his article, Cho discusses the idea of creating political division within China and its potential impacts on the US-China relationship. He addresses the questions of "What is the logic behind this idea? What are the problems? A critical review of the strategy suggests a different approach: Washington should instead focus on pressing China to live up to its own promises and obligations." Read the full article Sungmin Cho is Professor of the Daniel K. Inouye [...]

New OpEd on South Asia and Terrorism

By |2021-01-19T12:28:01-10:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

In his latest OpEd, Prof. Shyam Tekwani writes that regional leaders have made a show of standing together on terrorism, but individually they use anti-terror laws to suppress dissent and minorities. The OpEd for the South China Morning Post entitled “In war on terror and Isis, South Asia is fighting itself” discusses ‘how unleashing violence on sections of their own populations these countries have only made it easier for groups like Islamic State to take hold.’ Read the full article The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

New research article about Chinese perspectives of Korean unification

By |2021-01-07T13:07:14-10:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled "The Chinese Perspectives of the Korean Unification: Evidence from the Chinese Academic Publications” was recently published by the Korea Observer. Here is the abstract of the article. "What are the Chinese perspectives on Korean unification, and what are the concerns and expectations? The English-language literature on this subject lacks citations from primary sources to claim a wide survey of Chinese perspectives. Based upon the 62 Chinese journal articles and 29 expert commentaries in Chinese, I infer a broad spectrum of Chinese thinking on the Korea unification. I find that the Chinese analysts have [...]

New research article about North Korea’s economic reform and opening policies

By |2020-12-03T11:41:14-10:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why North Korea Could Not Implement the Chinese Style Reform and Opening? The Internal Contradiction Between Economic Reform and Political Stability.” was recently published by the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. Here is the abstract of the article. "Can North Korea implement the Chinese-style reform and opening-up policies? This is an important question, directly relevant to the policy debate on North Korea’s nuclear challenges. Through comparative historical analysis, I argue that Pyongyang has failed to adopt the Chinese-style reform and opening-up for the internal and structural restraints. The Chinese experience shows [...]

New OpEd looks at Pakistan and good governance

By |2020-11-30T09:19:57-10:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

Professor Shyam Tekwani’s latest OpEd entitled “Pakistan’s ‘three evils’, CPEC and good governance” was recently published by the East Asia Forum. According to Tekwani, “Setbacks to the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continue to mount, having spluttered along since its announcement as a showpiece of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in April 2015. CPEC may be further impeded by the recent alliance between Baloch and Sindhi separatist groups against Chinese interests, escalating security threats from the so-called ‘three evils’ in Pakistan — terrorism, religious extremism, and ethnic separatism. Pakistan must rein in the ‘three evils’ through good governance if CPEC [...]

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