Lessons from India’s Handling of the Second Wave of Sars-Cov-2 Delta Variant Surge

By |2021-08-06T14:40:27-10:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, Sitaraman, kevany|Tags: , , , |

“Lessons from India’s Handling of the Second Wave of Sars-Cov-2 Delta Variant Surge,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Srini Sitaraman and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This article identifies key deficiencies in the Indian public health system along with other parts of the world, and the lessons learned from those deficiencies. Abstract The second wave of the coronavirus caused by the mutant Delta variant led to the deaths of 209,182 people from April 15 to June 17, 2021 in India (Data source: Our World in Data). But, some estimates peg the number of COVID-19-related deaths significantly higher [...]

Modernizing US Alliance for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-08-02T14:57:29-10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has written a chapter on “Modernizing U.S. Alliances for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific” for a new Pacific Forum publication, Issues & Insights Vol. 21, SR 2 — Advancing a Rules-based Maritime Order in the Indo-Pacific, which is now available online. In an excerpt from her chapter, Watson states that: “The U.S. alliance system was a post-World War II ‘strategic innovation’ credited with successfully protecting U.S. global and national interests for over seven decades. Today, however, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the hub-and-spokes system in Asia have lost their edge and are struggling to [...]

FSM President Panuelo visits DKI APCSS

By |2021-07-22T12:59:33-10:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: news, Distinguished Visitors|Tags: |

Pictured are: (l-r) Secretary Gallen, DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao, Amb. Carmen Cantor, FSM President David W. Panuelo, FSM Ambassador to the United States Akillino Harris Susaia, Secretary Elieisar, and DKI APCSS Deputy Director Jim Hirai. During a trip to Honolulu this week for defense talks with US officials, President David W. Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia, visited the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on July 19, where he met with the Center’s Director Pete Gumataotao and participated in a roundtable discussion with DKI APCSS faculty. Accompanying him on the visit to the Center [...]

Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches

By |2021-07-14T08:48:54-10:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“Combating Health-Related Cyber Security Threats with Health Systems Approaches,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Sebastian Kevany and Deon Canyon, for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the need for a multi-level approach to cyber security in protecting health care systems and information. Summary Cyber attacks on health systems are generally regarded as one of the most ethically-compromised activities enabled by the dark web and anonymous browsing apps. The risks to not just the health care system but also human lives are significant, and these threats are on the rise. Though only one element of a necessary multi-level effort [...]

Center Rolls Out First Senior Fellow Workshop 21-1

By |2021-06-29T11:56:34-10:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) rolled out a new virtual workshop called the Senior Fellow Workshop (SFW) 21-1, and was held from June 22-24. The online workshop – using a “3x3” format  (three hours for three days) – convened 28 senior security practitioners representing 26 countries from the Indo-Pacific region and four international organizations including the ASEAN Secretariat, Interpol, the American Red Cross and the Bali Process. According to Workshop Manager Dr. Virginia Watson, the intent of the workshop was to provide a virtual venue to a better understanding of pressing transnational security issues [...]

Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation Module

By |2021-06-24T17:01:45-10:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies completed the virtual Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC) 21-1 module held June 14-17, 2021. For 80 Fellows from 20 countries, this module was an opportunity to refresh regional awareness of the importance of maritime security. The event focused on maritime security in Southeast Asia, and looked at two challenges in the region. The first was the challenge to the rules-based international order in the South China Sea, and the second was the emerging security threat that climate change poses to the maritime environment of the region. Two keynote speakers opened the [...]

Senior Leaders Wargame Insights into the U.S. – North Korea Nuclear Standoff

By |2021-06-22T15:19:50-10:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Senior Leaders Wargame Insights into the U.S. - North Korea Nuclear Standoff,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham and Jim Potenza for Security Nexus. This article details how DKI APCSS employs wargames in courses to tackle the most complex and difficult regional challenges, and provides statistical results from a recent course. Summary In dealing with complex security issues and imperfect information, decision-makers frequently rely on mental models that limit their capacity to make fully rational decisions. Wargames can provide an innovative option for challenging assumptions based on past experience, exposing unassessed risk, and gaining [...]

China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020

By |2021-06-14T13:00:47-10:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020 Abstract The Chinese military activities in the Yellow Sea have visibly increased. Compared to the South or East China Sea, however, China has not escalated tensions to the strategic level by employing paramilitary and nonmilitary tools of influence. The “regional hegemony” thesis can partially explain the increase of China’s military activities at the operational level. But it does not explain why China refrains from posing strategic challenges in the Yellow Sea in the way it does in the South [...]

DKI APCSS Professors Contribute to Book on Russia’s Global Reach

By |2021-05-27T15:57:49-10:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, Burgoyne, publication, news, Turvold, Dorschner|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professors have contributed to a new book, “Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment” published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner contributed two chapters to the book. The first is “Russia and China: Putin Turns to the East” which looks at the growing importance of Russia’s relationship with China.  The second chapter is “Russia and Northeast Asia: Unrealized Potential” which discusses missed opportunities for collaboration in the region. Read or Download The Chapters Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner [...]

DKI APCSS faculty presents at Thai Strategic Studies Center

By |2021-05-26T15:49:40-10:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their second Senior Security Studies Program, May 17-21, 2021, in Bangkok.  The intensive one-week program for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized key geopolitical and security trends in the region as well as capacities to manage these for both leaders and institutions.  Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies supported the program as lecturers. In the opening ceremonies, General Siravuth Wongkantee, Commanding General of the National Defence Studies Institute, emphasized the importance of the partnership with the [...]

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