New OpEd on India and its Neighbors by Shyam Tekwani

By |2020-07-01T14:53:36-10:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

“India’s bullying of its neighbours boosted China. Now it needs to build a strong backyard.” DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani writes for the South China Morning Post. The opinion piece states that: “after facilitating China’s expansionist goals by treating nearby countries badly, India needs to demonstrate good neighbourliness to realise its global potential. According to Tekwani, India needs to “to build the strong and prosperous backyard it needs to realise its own potential to become an influential voice in global decision-making.” Read the full article The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do [...]

Pacific Trident III:  The Strengths and Weaknesses of the U.S. Alliance System Under Gray Zone Operations

By |2020-06-29T14:55:58-10:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: |

“Pacific Trident III:  The Strengths and Weaknesses of the U.S. Alliance System Under Gray Zone Operations”  is the latest paper by DKI APCSS Associate Professor John Hemmings. The paper looks at how tabletop exercises (TTX) are used to train participants on crisis management.  The TTX, Pacific Trident III,” was created and run by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA), a think tank based in Washington D.C. According to Hemmings, “The tabletop exercise utilized two different crises at the same time, challenging the United States and allied players as to which was the 'real' crisis, and which merited prioritization. Also, both crises [...]

Terrorism and COVID-19: Are We Over-Estimating the Threat?

By |2020-06-25T15:07:30-10:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

“Terrorism and COVID-19: Are We Over-Estimating the Threat?” is a new article by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sam Mullins for the Small Wars Journal. In this article, Mullins looks at if and how terrorists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to further their goals. “There is an established tendency to interpret everything that violent extremists and terrorists now do through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost invariably, this is done in such a way as to magnify our perception of the threat. But is this really an accurate assessment?" asked Mullins in his paper. Read the full article on the Small [...]

Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism

By |2020-06-19T15:00:50-10:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani has a new article published by the East Asia Forum entitled “Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism.” In the article, Tekwani states that “Before Sri Lanka’s economy can be rebuilt or democratic institutions revitalised, the country will need to come to terms with its legacies of violence.” Read the full article online at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/06/19/sri-lankas-return-to-ethnic-majoritarianism/ Shyam Tekwani is Professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of APCSS, the US Department of Defense or the US government.

Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace

By |2020-05-05T10:06:27-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Noor|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Elina Noor recently published an article titled “Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace” in Asia Policy, The National Bureau of Asian Research's a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific. In this paper, Noor states that “Although international law is silent on espionage, in cyberspace the line between information collection and military preparation is much less distinct than in the kinetic space. Cyberspace complements and augments traditional analytical capabilities by enabling quicker and more comprehensive information collection by using the larger sets of data. The lag time between information collection, intelligence analysis, and logistical surge in [...]

North Korea’s ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line

By |2020-05-01T16:10:29-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Minnich, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Professor James Minnich recently published an OpEd titled “North Korea's ruling dynasty will continue, with Kim Yo-jong next in line” in The Telegraph. In this paper, Minnich writes “Today’s potential succession questions are the same with the addition of the gender question as a debated leadership characteristic. Kim Yo-jong is the most prominent dynastic Kim today, after her brother, Chairman Kim Jong-un. Kim Yo-jong, 32, is a senior official in the Workers’ Party of Korea and serves as First Deputy Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department and alternate member of the Politburo. She has been prominent in several [...]

Artificial Intelligence: the case of international cooperation

By |2020-01-06T16:33:09-10:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, 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: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|

“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: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Minnich, news|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 [...]

New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

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

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