China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban

By |2020-08-13T10:50:39-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Sitaraman|Tags: , , |

“China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. This paper details possible motives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in forming new partnerships with Afghanistan through a historic lens, amidst the effects of COVID-19 and the U.S. withdrawal. Excerpt As the U.S. plans its departure from Afghanistan, China is using the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop to build regional ties in meetings with Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that aim to extend the BRI. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “We [...]

Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean

By |2020-08-13T10:16:26-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin, McCann|Tags: , , |

Three DKI APCSS professors recent coauthored a paper titled “Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.” Prof. Wade Turvold, Capt. Kimberly McCann and Capt. James McMullin collaborated on this OpEd for Security Nexus. This paper examines the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the South China Sea as a means to predict their intent in the Indian and Arctic Oceans. Excerpt The CCP’s unlawful aggression and coercive actions during the COVID-19 global pandemic forebodingly highlight its determination to achieve its objectives at all costs. For example, the CCP [...]

An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China

By |2020-08-12T16:50:29-10:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon, Kevany S., Baker M.S. and Baker J. for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates the need for the U.S. and regional partners to create a defensive, health-security, front line for disease surveillance and control. Excerpt There is a clear and simple correlation between population size and the occurrence of infectious disease. This places a country, such as China, in a natural, but dangerous and precarious position. Not only does China have a large population, with many of the world’s most [...]

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

By |2020-08-07T09:14:48-10:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

“Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Sam Mullins for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the obstacles faced by terrorists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes results from a survey sent out to Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) alumni in July 2020. Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been forced to adapt. However, we still have relatively limited understanding of the [...]

What States Say They Can Do and COVID-19 Status at Six Months

By |2020-07-31T17:09:38-10:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“What States Say They Can Do and COVID-19 Status at Six Months” is the title of a paper written by NWANY Wijesekara, HDB Herath, KALC Kodituwakku and HV Pathirana for Security Nexus. This paper reports finding a significant positive correlation globally between countries’ SPAR scores that indicate their capacities to deal effectively with public health risks and events and their COVID-related morbidity and mortality. Significance disappears in most cases when examined regionally. The authors offer minimal speculation as to the reasons for the unexpected finding, but sensibly suggest both additional factors, not currently assessed by SPAR, and further research. Abstract [...]

Security Implications of Mass Returning Migrant Workers Due to COVID-19 Crisis

By |2020-07-30T13:41:26-10:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Byrd, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Security Implications of Mass Returning Migrant Workers Due to COVID-19 Crisis” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd for Security Nexus. This paper details the challenges migrant workers face and the resulting security issues brought on by COVID-19. Abstract: The issue of mass returning migrant workers has broad implications for human, national and regional security domains that go well beyond increasing unemployment. This paper reports on the complex web of security challenges surrounding migrant labor, as identified by security practitioners from the region. Regional and international cooperation are required to effectively manage the system [...]

Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

By |2020-07-15T10:55:19-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Yamin, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth noting that Pakistan remains vitally important to U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific, not least because of its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China who regards it as an “element of its strategic competition with the United States and India.” The current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations is symptomatic of an increasing ambiguity that is counterproductive to advancing U.S. [...]

Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea

By |2020-07-15T13:07:29-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

“Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for regional cooperation and the challenges involved in addressing crisis management in North Korea. Excerpt: While North Korea has an image of a “rogue state” that threatens neighboring countries with missiles and nuclear arsenals, we must not forget that North Korean people are experiencing starvation, malnutrition, poor health system, swine flu, flooding, drought, and land-slides, all of which will only be exacerbated in the wake [...]

The Intersection of Global Health, Military Medical intelligence, and National Security in the Management of Transboundary Hazards and Outbreaks

By |2020-07-07T10:57:43-10:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker, M.D., Dr. Sebastian Kevany, University of California, San Francisco and Jacob Baker, Georgetown University, all collaborated to co-author a comprehensive paper titled “The Intersection of Global Health, Military Medical intelligence, and National Security in the Management of Transboundary Hazards and Outbreaks,” for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the many forms of evolving surveillance techniques that could be used for prevention and early warning of global pandemic outbreaks, and the resistance to such monitoring. Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic-induced, shocking collapse of national and international trade, air travel, and tourism have rocked [...]

Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19

By |2020-06-29T14:57:31-10:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Policy Guidance for Pakistan’s Oscillation Response to COVID-19” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Asma Khawaja – Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, for Security Nexus. In this paper, the authors detail how shifting policy guidance affected Pakistan’s response to COVID-19, including the women’s role in a patriarchal society. Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic presents as a global, complex, public health emergency that varies in impact due to geography, variations in virulence over time and space, response preparation times, available resources, culture, religion, and a host of other possible confounders. Response systems that have shown [...]

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