India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia

By |2021-05-07T14:31:16-10:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“India Leading International HADR Cooperation in South Asia,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for India to continue developing more robust internal processes, improve inter-agency and inter-ministry cooperation, and engage more holistically with stakeholders, including civil society, as a provider in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Summary Fueled by stable economic growth, India is stepping up as a provider of international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in South Asia and beyond. This includes supporting multilateral endeavors, resourcing and innovating sub-regional efforts, and continuing to expand bilateral engagements. As [...]

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

By |2021-05-10T16:29:32-10:00May 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 Outlook [...]

SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:14:39-10:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , , , |

“SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article explains how COVID-19 mutations emerge, and how governments would be potentially remiss in turning away from health security protocols and issues, including funding for variant testing, even after the acute phase of the global pandemic is over. Summary Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward leaning posture and a proactive response to dangerous new variants. More [...]

An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:35:32-10:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , |

“An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article highlights the necessity for the United States to increase national sequence-based surveillance and provide more support for the public health infrastructure to gain control of COVID-19 variants. Summary Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe. Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in routine genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward-leaning posture and a proactive [...]

Take 20: Tracking Chinese Dark Fishing Fleets

By |2021-05-06T15:56:07-10:00May 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 USCG IUU [...]

Take 20: International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

By |2021-05-05T13:42:46-10:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , , , |

DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chats with International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLOs) from U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) in Tokyo, Japan. In this video, the IPSLOs discuss the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and emerging cybersecurity threats to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). (Recorded April 2021) More information on the USCG IPS Program Additional Resources: International Maritime Organization: Maritime Security Cyber Security U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology - Cybersecurity Framework Reuters Report on Hypothetical Asian Port Cyberattack U.S. Coast Guard Implementation of Cybersecurity Measures in U.S. Ports

The Joint Recovery of Fallen Soldiers from the Korean War: One Way for American, Chinese, North and South Korean Soldiers to Cooperate and Reconcile

By |2021-04-26T13:28:02-10:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

“The Joint Recovery of Fallen Soldiers from the Korean War: One Way for American, Chinese, North and South Korean Soldiers to Cooperate and Reconcile,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. This article recommends a cooperative solution to easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Summary For a new approach to break through the diplomatic stalemate on the Korean Peninsula, this paper makes a policy recommendation to launch a joint recovery project calling for soldiers from the U.S., China, North and South Korea to work together on recovering the remains of their predecessors who died [...]

DKI APCSS Director Appears on Island Focus

By |2021-04-28T06:44:38-10:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Director, DKI APCSS, news, Media|

Last February, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao spoke with Hawaii’s Island Focus about the value of the Center to the community and the region.  Hosted by Lyla Berg, that Island Focus episode is now available online. You can also view current and past Island Focus episodes at www.olelo.org/islandfocus Island Focus is a local TV show focused on leaders from our communities including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses that make Hawaii a very special and unique place.

Faculty Engagement with the Thai Strategic Studies Center

By |2021-04-20T09:26:17-10:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, news|Tags: , , , |

Building on its longstanding cooperation with the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ National Defence Studies Institute, Strategic Studies Center (SSC), on April 8 DKI APCSS contributed to SSC’s “Strategist” course for mid-level Thai national security practitioners.  DKI APCSS Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Henry M. Rector, provided a presentation on “The Indo-Pacific Strategy Under the New U.S. Administration.” Mr. Rector, a senior diplomat who served as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok from 2017-20, analyzed the Indo-Pacific Strategy’s development and implementation to date, noting its emphasis on ASEAN centrality and analyzing its future prospects in light of the Biden Administration’s Interim [...]

Go to Top