Chinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses?

By |2022-05-23T11:17:44-10:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: College, news, Cho, Media, featured|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho recently appeared on the “All Things Policy” podcast hosted by the Takshashila Institution in India. The title of this episode is Chinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses?  According to the podcast summary: “China has tried to define and project itself as a democracy as opposed to the general conception of China as an authoritarian political system. These attempts seem to be not just to highlight China's democratic system, but also to highlight how different it is from the western conception of democracy. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr. Sungmin Cho about [...]

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 [...]

Figments: The Power of Imagination

By |2022-02-10T17:43:30-10:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , |

On February 7, 2022, DKI APCSS Director Peter Gumataotao appeared on Figments: The Power of Imagination, a podcast sponsored by Think Tech Hawaii and hosted by a former DKI APCSS Director Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dan “Fig” Leaf. In the podcast, Director Gumataotao speaks about his background growing up in Guam and his leadership experience as an officer in the United States Navy. When talking about DKI APCSS he explains that the Center is appropriately located on Maluhia Rd. “Maluhia,” in Hawaiian, means a “haven for peace.” “[DKI APCSS] is a world class institution,” said Director Gumataotao. “This institution inspires a [...]

Deconstructing RFMOs: the Politics of Protecting Fish Webinar Now Online

By |2022-01-14T09:21:29-10:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

In this webinar, experts “dive” into the world of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO) and the inner workings of how these bodies regulate the business of fishing. Security practitioners, policy makers, and fish enthusiasts alike will gain a better understanding of how decisions are made and the barriers to effective management.

How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea’s Maritime Sanctions Evasion

By |2021-12-17T15:09:10-10:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Secuirty Studies (DKI APCSS) recently joined forces to create a webinar on "How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea 's Maritime Sanctions Evasion" In the video, C4ADS experts unravel a new and complex scheme named vessel identity laundering that ships are using to create fraudulent ship registrations with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). They explain how vessel identity laundering is a significant evolution from vessel identity tampering, and how this new tactic facilitates illegal activity (to avoid sanctions or engage in smuggling). Law [...]

How Beijing Sees Korea

By |2021-05-24T16:37:29-10:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: news, Cho, Media|Tags: , , |

Dr.Sungmin Cho recently joined ChinaTalk for a discussion on the dynamics among China, North and South Koreas. ChinaTalk is an interview-based show  sponsored by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).   In this 40-minute episode, Dr.Cho discusses why North Korea failed to emulate Deng Xiaoping's Opening and reform policies, why China's wealthy and educated youth could be both liberal and nationalistic, and why China used to cooperate with Western organizations that aimed to democratize China." Listen to the Podcast Dr. Cho is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, [...]

Take 20: Orbit-2-Ocean: Technology Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness

By |2021-06-24T14:26:44-10:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

On May 4, 2021, DKI APCSS' LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Greg Poling and Ted Schmitt, for a webinar on “Orbit-2-Ocean: Technology Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness.” Poling and Schmitt discuss the future of maritime domain awareness (MDA) using enhanced tools (satellite data, high-resolution imagery, and big data processing) which will enable countries and regional partners opportunities to increase their response capabilities to a variety of maritime challenges. They also discuss how geopolitical tensions, disputed territorial boundaries, and a lack of transparency in the maritime domain create challenges in the Indo-Pacific. More information on the USCG IUU Fishing Strategic [...]

Take 20: Tracking Chinese Dark Fishing Fleets

By |2021-06-24T14:19:21-10:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

On October 27, 2020, DKI APCSS’ Dr. Inez Miyamoto, with LCDR Keith Wilkins, chatted with Mr. Jaeyoon Park and Ms. Katherine Seto, in a webinar on “Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea.”  In this recording, Mr. Park and Ms. Seto discuss how scientists tracked Chinese “dark fishing” fleets (i.e., vessels that do not broadcast their position) operating in North Korean waters.  They share their research on how they tracked “dark fishing” fleets using satellite technology and data science.  They also discuss how geopolitical tensions and disputed territorial boundaries contribute to “dark fishing” challenges. More information on the [...]

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