Combatting Overfishing and Fisheries Crime with Legal Frameworks

By |2021-10-22T12:44:57-10:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Allen, Long, Brown_c|Tags: , |

“Combatting Overfishing and Fisheries Crime with Legal Frameworks,” 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 [...]

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

By |2021-10-12T21:38:32-10:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving has a new article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled “AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia.” The article discusses the impact of the Australian-UK-US pact on Australia. According to Vuving, although the immediate impact may have been controversial, he states that this puts Australia on the right side of history. “The great-power rivalry between the United States and China is the more fundamental struggle between a rules-based and a hierarchy-based international order,” said Vuving. He concluded that “Australia is fortunate not to have a dilemma between the best choice based on the values [...]

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Granted National Accreditation

By |2021-10-06T16:27:50-10:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: news, Awards|

Honolulu--The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has granted accreditation to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). Announcement of the action was made by Dr. Lois Gackenheimer, Commission Chair, following the Commission Meeting of the Council on Occupational Education on September 16, 2021. The award of accreditation status is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that DKI APCSS meets not only the standards of quality of the Commission, but also the needs of Fellows, the community, and employers. The Commission's evaluation process includes an extensive self-study by the Center and an intensive review by [...]

Vaccinate the Pacific!

By |2021-10-05T11:06:55-10:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“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

By |2021-09-30T16:46:43-10:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“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 [...]

Canada Can Do Much More With Its Five Eyes Allies To Respond To China And Russia’s Global Threats

By |2021-09-30T08:07:28-10:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

OTTAWA, ON (September 30, 2021): The international environment is increasingly insecure. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, China and Russia are attempting to reshape the international system and constrain the liberal democratic West. State competition is changing, in a shift towards deniable, intrusive, and non-military threats against all sectors of society and, as a result, liberal democracies are increasingly looking for collective ways to respond. To meet this growing global challenge, Canada could do much more with the historic Five Eyes grouping that also includes the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. The Five Eyes began primarily as an intelligence-sharing [...]

Learning to Live with Endemic Covid-19

By |2021-09-21T16:38:17-10:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: |

“Learning to Live with Endemic Covid-19,” is the title of a paper by Frederic S. Goldstein, Benjamin J. Ryan, and Deon V. Canyon, for Security Nexus. This paper provides solutions in coping with the overwhelming surges of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with the Delta variant. Excerpt We have seen the socioeconomic impacts of extremes in decision making that drive national leaders to seek a realistic path that retains the flexibility to adjust as the situation changes. The possibility remains that humanity will encounter a variant that is more contagious, more virulent, and unresponsive to current vaccines. To cope [...]

A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security

By |2021-09-20T13:08:42-10:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security,” is the title of a paper by Michael Baker, Jacob Baker, Deon Canyon, and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This paper discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the need to establish a BioDefense Fusion Center to enhance coordination and to protect national security. Exerpt Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe at a faster pace. This process is exacerbated by demographic, political, and climate change pressures on populations that push humanity into habitats that were once wilderness [...]

Why did China engage with Western democracy promotion programs?

By |2021-09-10T11:38:40-10:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why Non-Democracy Engages with Western Democracy-Promotion Programs: The China Model,” was recently published by World Politics. Abstract “Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the Chinese government was distinctly open to the Western offer of democracy-assistance programs. It cooperated with a number of Western organizations to improve the rule of law, village elections, administrative capacity, and civil society in China. Why did the Chinese government engage with democracy promoters who tried to develop these democratic attributes within China? The author argues that the government intended to use Western aid to its advantage. The Chinese [...]

Women on the Front Lines in Myanmar’s Fight for Democracy

By |2021-09-10T10:38:53-10:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, Byrd, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Miemie Byrd’s latest article “Women on the Front Lines in Myanmar’s Fight for Democracy,” was published by the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, on Aug. 26. In this article, Byrd illustrates how the coup staged in Myanmar led to a brutal military crackdown, particularly against women. She states “The very first fatality of the military’s ruthless suppression was a 19-year-old woman named Mya Thwet Khine. A sniper fatally shot her in the head while she participated in a rally near Nay Pyi Taw, the country’s capital city. Since her death, many more female protesters have been killed, arrested, and assaulted [...]

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