“Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict” by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitaraman, is the latest paper for Security Nexus. In this paper, Sitaraman discusses clashes along the India-China border in the summer of 2002 during the early peak of the COVID-19 pandemic According to the author, since the clash “the political and military relationship between India and China rapidly deteriorated. India and China have aggressively fortified the border areas and they arerapidly building military structures along the border areas that include the construction of access roads, bunkers, helipads, ammo depots, and placement of artillery. Indian Army Chief General [...]
“The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy” by James Sullivan is the latest paper written for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. In his paper, Sullivan says that “the world is at a crossroads is true, but not in the way it is popularly understood.” He states, “Peer competitors to the United States, such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), talk about “changes not seen in a century” and describe this crossroad as an opportunity to change the nature of the international order. Their proposed order devolves power across multiple players and spheres of influence, with a new [...]
A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.
Dr. Sebastian Kevany has a new article published in the Globalization and Health Journal titled, “A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.” Written with Shayanne Martin and Mike Reid, the article examines a half-day, satelite workshop that took place in Lagos, Nigeria. Utilizing a problem-based learning approach, the workshop provided 100+ participants instruction on global health diplomacy and security. Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, [...]
“In Support of Hospital Ships: A Need for Reform, not Rejection “is a new paper for Security Nexus by Sebastian Kevany, Michael S. Baker, Deon Canyon, Al Shimkus, Wade Turvold, Mark Middleton, and Amy Russell. According to the paper, “despite past successes, the hospital ship program has come under fire - metaphorically speaking - for being expensive, ineffective, and occasionally, critics say, even unhelpful or counterproductive. “ Despite critics calling for an end to hospital ships, the authors recommends reforms for the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship program. They recommend that multiple, smaller, faster, and accessible hospital ships be developed for 21st [...]
“The Education Agenda: Enabling Meaningful Participation of Women in Peace and Security” is the latest Security Nexus paper by Dr. Saira Yamin. This paper brings the importance of women's meaningful participation in building peace and security into sharp focus. Acknowledging global trends in security sectors where gender inclusion is steadily advancing, it calls for increased and dedicated efforts to build women's capacities. “Integrating education agendas in National Action Plans aligned with UNSCR 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace, and Security offers a way forward,” says Yamin in her paper. “Ideally, capacity-building efforts would focus on the following objectives: (i) Building a critical [...]
There is a timely opportunity to initiate new projects between the U.S. and partner nations to prepare for and manage the impacts of climate change.
“Bangladesh at 50: The Rise of a Bangladesh that can say no” is a new Security Nexus article written by DKI APCSS alumna Dr. Lailufar Yasmin, a professor at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract: Bangladesh celebrated its 50 years of independence in 2021. Since October 2020, as Bangladesh’s per capita income increased beyond that of India, it has gained international attention about its success and has become a center of analysis as to why. This article argues that the existing analyses misses the notion that Bangladesh’s internal economic success is very much connected with its foreign policy choices. Gradually, within 50 years of its existence, Bangladesh [...]
“Policy recommendations for combatting overfishing and fisheries crime,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Ethan Allen, Capt. Michael Long, and Lt. Cmdr. Christine Brown, for Security Nexus. This paper explores the perpetrators of overfishing, the role of fisheries crime in overfishing, efforts to combat overfishing including legal frameworks, approaches of the US and its partners, and international security cooperation on fishing subsidies, and provides seventeen policy recommendations. Summary Like all natural resources on Earth, fish are finite. While aquaculture now supplies about half of the fish caught annually, and while estimates of amounts being fished [...]
“Vaccinate the Pacific!” is the title of a paper by Kevin E. Lunday, for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for the U.S. to influence the expansion of global vaccination efforts, particularly in Pacific Island nations. Excerpt The U.S. should immediately increase targeted vaccinations, other health assistance, and development aid to the Pacific islands, employing a unified, focused Federal response that leverages the interagency and allies for leadership, diplomacy, coordination, medical aid, and communications. COVID-19 is not the only crisis facing Pacific island nations; it is just the most immediate and pressing one. Oceania also faces longer-term challenges with [...]
“China's Gray Zone Operations in the Yellow Sea,” is the title of a paper by Chungjin Jung, for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates the increasing effects the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Gray Zone Activities are having on Japan and Southeast Asian countries, and the need for long-term strategies for an appropriate response. Summary China has carried out gray zone operations in the East and the South China Sea against Japan and Southeast Asian countries and is trying to change the status quo little by little and make it a fait accompli to gain advantages in these sea areas. China's [...]