AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

By |2021-10-12T21:38:32-10:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving has a new article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled “AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia.” The article discusses the impact of the Australian-UK-US pact on Australia. According to Vuving, although the immediate impact may have been controversial, he states that this puts Australia on the right side of history. “The great-power rivalry between the United States and China is the more fundamental struggle between a rules-based and a hierarchy-based international order,” said Vuving. He concluded that “Australia is fortunate not to have a dilemma between the best choice based on the values [...]

Canada Can Do Much More With Its Five Eyes Allies To Respond To China And Russia’s Global Threats

By |2021-09-30T08:07:28-10:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

OTTAWA, ON (September 30, 2021): The international environment is increasingly insecure. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, China and Russia are attempting to reshape the international system and constrain the liberal democratic West. State competition is changing, in a shift towards deniable, intrusive, and non-military threats against all sectors of society and, as a result, liberal democracies are increasingly looking for collective ways to respond. To meet this growing global challenge, Canada could do much more with the historic Five Eyes grouping that also includes the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. The Five Eyes began primarily as an intelligence-sharing [...]

Why did China engage with Western democracy promotion programs?

By |2021-09-10T11:38:40-10:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why Non-Democracy Engages with Western Democracy-Promotion Programs: The China Model,” was recently published by World Politics. Abstract “Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the Chinese government was distinctly open to the Western offer of democracy-assistance programs. It cooperated with a number of Western organizations to improve the rule of law, village elections, administrative capacity, and civil society in China. Why did the Chinese government engage with democracy promoters who tried to develop these democratic attributes within China? The author argues that the government intended to use Western aid to its advantage. The Chinese [...]

Women on the Front Lines in Myanmar’s Fight for Democracy

By |2021-09-10T10:38:53-10:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, Byrd, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Miemie Byrd’s latest article “Women on the Front Lines in Myanmar’s Fight for Democracy,” was published by the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, on Aug. 26. In this article, Byrd illustrates how the coup staged in Myanmar led to a brutal military crackdown, particularly against women. She states “The very first fatality of the military’s ruthless suppression was a 19-year-old woman named Mya Thwet Khine. A sniper fatally shot her in the head while she participated in a rally near Nay Pyi Taw, the country’s capital city. Since her death, many more female protesters have been killed, arrested, and assaulted [...]

Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?

By |2021-08-20T10:58:48-10:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article is “Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?” published by The Diplomat. In the article Vuving states that “Times of trouble are often times of truth. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to signal their true commitment to friends. To get a sense of how close countries are in geopolitical terms and how warm their relationships are, one can simply count the number of high-level visits or the amount of COVID-19 vaccines donated between them.” He goes on to say that “The relationship between Washington and Hanoi is one of the most delicate [...]

Modernizing US Alliance for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-08-02T14:57:29-10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has written a chapter on “Modernizing U.S. Alliances for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific” for a new Pacific Forum publication, Issues & Insights Vol. 21, SR 2 — Advancing a Rules-based Maritime Order in the Indo-Pacific, which is now available online. In an excerpt from her chapter, Watson states that: “The U.S. alliance system was a post-World War II ‘strategic innovation’ credited with successfully protecting U.S. global and national interests for over seven decades. Today, however, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the hub-and-spokes system in Asia have lost their edge and are struggling to [...]

China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020

By |2021-06-14T13:00:47-10:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020 Abstract The Chinese military activities in the Yellow Sea have visibly increased. Compared to the South or East China Sea, however, China has not escalated tensions to the strategic level by employing paramilitary and nonmilitary tools of influence. The “regional hegemony” thesis can partially explain the increase of China’s military activities at the operational level. But it does not explain why China refrains from posing strategic challenges in the Yellow Sea in the way it does in the South [...]

DKI APCSS Professors Contribute to Book on Russia’s Global Reach

By |2021-05-27T15:57:49-10:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, Burgoyne, publication, news, Turvold, Dorschner|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professors have contributed to a new book, “Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment” published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner contributed two chapters to the book. The first is “Russia and China: Putin Turns to the East” which looks at the growing importance of Russia’s relationship with China.  The second chapter is “Russia and Northeast Asia: Unrealized Potential” which discusses missed opportunities for collaboration in the region. Read or Download The Chapters Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner [...]

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 [...]

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