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 [...]

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 [...]

Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Faculty, Lumbaca, External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, College, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The Diplomat magazine

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Vuving, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The Diplomat on the second North Korea-US Summit and the options for the two countries going forward. The OpEd entitled “The Future of the Trump-Kim Summit” explains why the Summit was ended without an agreement as well as what’s next for the countries. According to Vuving, “One obvious reason for the breakdown of the summit is its process. It left too much of a gap for the top leaders to close in too little time. But Trump and Kim could have saved the summit by picking “low-hanging fruits.” Part of the package [...]

OpEd: ASEAN and Cyber

By |2019-10-24T10:11:30-10:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, Noor, news|

by Elina Noor, Assoc. Prof., DKI APCSS On the same day that Kim Jong Un stepped over the demarcation line at Panmunjom to shake the hand of a smiling Moon Jae-in, the 32nd ASEAN Summit released three forward-looking outcome documents focused on the future of Southeast Asia:  the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision for a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN; Concept Note for an ASEAN Smart Cities Network; and the ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on Cybersecurity Cooperation. These were understandably overshadowed by the historic inter-Korean summit but the success and efficacy of ASEAN meetings and statements have also largely come to be judged by [...]

The Security Risks of Rising Inequality

By |2019-10-24T10:11:30-10:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, Byrd, news|

Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, a professor at DKI APCSS, has written an analytical report entitled "The Security Risks of Rising Inequality," about the rising effects of income equality. Excerpt: When a condition of disparity, inequality, and exclusion is perceived as being the result of persistent unfairness and injustice, it can invoke a powerful tide of human basic instinct. Click here for the full report Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd is a Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official [...]

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

By |2019-10-24T10:11:31-10:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, news|

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 [...]

OpEd on US Options with N. Korea

By |2018-01-04T13:28:24-10:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Wieninger, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles|

Dr. Bill Wieninger recently co-authored an OpEd on N. Korea for Time magazine with Rep. Ted Lieu entitled: “President Trump's Threats Against North Korea Put the World in Danger.” The OpEd was published in the Ideas section of Time magazine’s website. In the OpEd, the authors recommend a peaceful solution and points to historical examples of South Africa’s denuclearization as well as the US’s efforts to open relations with China during the Nixon administration. Read the full OpEd online at: http://time.com/5085997/north-korea-donald-trump-war/ The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or [...]

DKI APCSS Professor Recommends how to Discuss Maritime Freedom Effectively

By |2018-10-19T16:24:39-10:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Odom|

In contemporary international discourse about maritime freedom (e.g., “freedom of navigation”), representatives of nations often speak in generalities, but rarely clarify what they mean. The result is a risk of maritime freedom becoming a relatively meaningless concept and nations misunderstanding one another when discussing this concept in international relations. What can be done to reduce this risk? Professor Jonathan G. Odom, a military professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, has a published a new article in the Ocean Development and International Law Journal, entitled “Navigating Between Treaties and Tweets: How to Ensure Discourse about Maritime Freedom [...]

Prof. Benjamin Ryan co-authors new paper on reducing mortality from non-communicable diseases post disaster

By |2019-04-01T15:28:08-10:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Faculty, College, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Ryan|

DKI APCSS associate professor Benjamin J. Ryan co-authored a new paper entitled: “Ranking and prioritizing strategies for reducing mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases post disaster: An Australian perspective.”  The paper appears in the latest International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.  Other authors are Richard C. Franklin, Frederick M. Burkle, Erin C. Smith, Peter Aitken, Kerrianne Watt, and Pter A. Leggat. ABSTRACT: “The increasing noncommunicable disease burden and frequency of natural disasters across the world has created an immediate need to implement strategies for reducing the risk of indirect mortality and morbidity post disaster. People at greatest risk of their condition [...]

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