IPOC 22-1 Motivates Fellows to Improve Regional Security

By |2022-05-03T16:22:42-10:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news, featured|Tags: |

Understanding the complexity of the Indo-Pacific region was the focus of the recent Indo-Pacific Orientation Course recently held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, HI. During the 5-day course, 127 military and civilian security practitioners received a series of lectures that equipped them to engage in security efforts in the Indo-Pacific region. In keeping with DKI APCSS' shared learning model, the course schedule followed each plenary lecture with professor-led small group discussions. Many Fellows expressed that they learned the most from these discussions. "Hearing the different perspectives from the other agencies and [...]

DKI APCSS Professors Support Forum on Maritime Law Enforcement

By |2022-05-03T16:31:12-10:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Faculty, Workshop, news, featured|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) provided subject matter expertise to the Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative (SEAMLEI) Coast Guard Commander’s Forum, which took place from April 4-7 in Tumon, Guam. The U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards hosted the annual forum, which serves to enhance regional stability by promoting maritime safety, security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. This year’s forum emphasized counter drug trafficking; Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries; and the strategic use of maritime domain awareness tools to counter these and other transnational security threats. This was the fifth time that DKI APCSS [...]

Celebrating the life of Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr.

By |2022-05-03T16:30:30-10:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , |

Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrates the life of former professor and Navy Captain Albert Shimkus Jr. (April 6, 1945 - March 12, 2022). Born in Hopedale Massachusetts, he graduated from Hopedale High School in 1965 where he was a runner on the cross country team. After graduation, while the U.S. was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in seminary. He left the seminary and lost his 4D Deferment Status and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, he deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force [...]

‘Inclusion’ Marks the First Graduating Class of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course

By |2022-05-03T16:28:07-10:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Courses, news, featured|

On March 30, seventy Fellows representing 30 different nations graduated from the first Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-1 held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from February 24- March 30. The Fellows ranged from high-ranking military officers, directors of government agencies, law enforcement, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Fifty-seven of the Fellows traveled internationally from their home countries to attend the course. Five Fellows represented non-governmental organizations that included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Committee of the Red [...]

DKI APCSS Professor Sungmin Cho Featured on the Nordic Asia Podcast

By |2022-05-03T16:28:29-10:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, Cho, Media, featured|Tags: , , , |

On March 27, the Nordic Asia Podcast featured DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho who spoke on the multi-faceted security dilemmas that beset the Korean Peninsula. In the thirty-minute interview, Dr. Cho forecasted future changes for South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s foreign policy. According to Dr. Cho, while the previous administration utilized a policy of strategic ambiguity, the incoming administration will move forward with strategic clarity. As expected, the new administration will emphasize the U.S.-South Korean Alliance. In regards to its relationship with China, the administration will seek to maintain a positive commercial relationship while avoiding retaliations related to security [...]

Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?

By |2022-05-03T16:28:54-10:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, hemmings, featured|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new article in the latest Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs titled “Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?” According to Hemmings, “this article examines alignments and alliances before the First and Second World War and during the Cold War to shed light on the current Quad arrangement. Looking at the first two periods, we can see that under-balancing by democracies is not particularly unusual historically. It happens more often than not and often fails to deter aggression by other powers.” The end result is, as he states, “that not only are policy elites within the Quad [...]

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