APCSS Faculty

Sam Mullins

By |2019-10-31T15:06:24-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Dr. Mullins spent the previous seven years as a professor of counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during which time he contributed to the professional education of more than a thousand counter-terrorism (CT) and security practitioners from around the globe, and participated in CT outreach activities in some two dozen countries. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in March 2019.Dr. Mullins has [...]

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 [...]

How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals

By |2020-01-10T08:24:13-10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar has a new article in the East Asia Forum entitled "How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals (link is external)." According to Anwar: "Two factors make regulating tourist flows tempting for Chinese policymakers: the size of its international tourism industry and the control China can still exercise over outward tourism. But whether tourism has been an effective political tool is debated." Read the full article at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/09/19/how-china-is-using-tourists-to-realise-its-geopolitical-goals/ (link is external) The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of [...]

Anthony Brown

By |2019-09-26T13:04:36-10:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Major Anthony Brown joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June, 2018.  Major Brown is the Regional Engagement Operations Officer, Regional Engagement Operations Department at DKI APCSS, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Honolulu, Hawaii.  He is responsible for the planning, development and execution of logistical requirements for senior leader engagements with 45 Indo-pacific nations to include workshops, dialogues and visits. Major Brown was commissioned in 2006 through the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program as a graduate of Sonoma State University California.  As an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, he served in numerous [...]

Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows to Europe: Taking Stock of Recent Events

By |2020-01-10T08:27:59-10:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins recently had an article on "Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows into Europe (link is external)" published by the European Eye on Radicalization webiste. The paper was written while he was still at the Marshall Center but we thought we'd share it as well! According to Mullins: "Within Europe, police and intelligence services are working more closely with migration agencies, as both parties now realize the importance of cooperation. In some places, counter-terrorism officials have also reached out to local reception centers and homes for asylum-seekers (many of which are run by non-governmental enterprises) in order to provide them [...]

Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre

By |2020-01-10T08:28:34-10:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|Tags: , |

New article by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Lowy Institute on "Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre (link is external)." In his article Anwar states: "For the US and its allies, the rise of ASEAN as a significant economic power will help to bring greater symmetry and balance to managing this critical period of transition in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries share much in common, demonstrated by the recent release of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which was accompanied by a statement noting the convergent interest of 'inclusivity, openness, a region based on the [...]

David Dorman

By |2019-09-19T10:08:07-10:00September 10th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. David Dorman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Dr. Dorman has more than 35 years of experience working East Asian security issues while serving on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. Department of Defense. He was awarded the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive in 2012 for his support to U.S. national-level strategy and policy development, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2016 for his contribution to improving the operational effectiveness of the Joint Force. Before arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. [...]

Ethan Allen

By |2020-05-05T16:25:42-10:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Ethan Allen joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August, 2019. Previously, at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Dr. Allen oversaw the development and growth of PREL’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education programs throughout Hawaii and the other U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands. As a central part of this work, Dr. Allen served as Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Water for Life: Community Education for Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting in the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands program. This five-year, $2.6 million project fostered broad community water science learning, improved [...]

Michael B. Dorschner

By |2019-09-09T14:01:47-10:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dorschner joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019 as a military faculty member. As a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, he brings experience from living, studying, and working in a variety of positions around the Indo-Pacific region, with specific expertise in Northeast Asian security, Chinese relations, and security cooperation throughout Southeast Asia. Lt. Col. Dorschner’s previous assignment was in Mongolia, where he served two years as the U.S. Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.  Prior to that he spent three years as the [...]

DKI APCSS welcomes visiting Marshall Center faculty: Mullins and Withers

By |2020-01-10T08:29:01-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Faculty, speakers, news|

Dr. Sam Mullins (far right) participates in a panel discussion with Dr. Amira Jadoon (middle) and Assoc. Prof. Elina Noor (far left) during CSRT 19-1. The topic was “After the ‘Caliphate.’ Cooperation between Regional Centers was showcased when the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies welcomed two faculty from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies to participate in the Comprehensive Security Reponses to Terrorism course in Honolulu. DKI APCSS has sent faculty members to the Marshall Center to support courses and held a number of joint workshops.  However, this is the first time Marshall [...]