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DKI APCSS expands maritime security efforts with inaugural course

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

View the Full Course Description here: The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, hosted its inaugural Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC 19-1) Course from Aug. 1-28, 2019. Ninety-six participants from 31 locations and 10 non-governmental, international and regional organizations completed the newly-designed course. Countries or locations represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the U.S. and Vietnam. This four-week course was designed to advance the knowledge, skills, and networks of officials across the Indo-Pacific region [...]

Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre

By |2019-10-31T14:50:59-10:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , |

New article by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Lowy Institute on "Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre (link is external)." In his article Anwar states: "For the US and its allies, the rise of ASEAN as a significant economic power will help to bring greater symmetry and balance to managing this critical period of transition in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries share much in common, demonstrated by the recent release of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which was accompanied by a statement noting the convergent interest of 'inclusivity, openness, a region based on the [...]

Orientation Course Name Change

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

With the new fiscal year the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, also known as APOC, will be changing its name to the “Indo-Pacific Orientation Course,” or “IPOC.“ Why this change? In May 2018, then Secretary of Defense Mattis announced the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command to the U.S. Indo-Pacific command ‘in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans.” According to DKI APCSS’ Carleton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies “the name change of the APOC to IPOC reflects DKI APCSS’s adaptation to changing circumstances in the Indo-Pacific region.“ The Indo-Pacific Orientation course is a one-week course [...]

DKI APCSS welcomes visiting Marshall Center faculty: Mullins and Withers

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Faculty, news, speakers|

Dr. Sam Mullins (far right) participates in a panel discussion with Dr. Amira Jadoon (middle) and Assoc. Prof. Elina Noor (far left) during CSRT 19-1. The topic was “After the ‘Caliphate.’ Cooperation between Regional Centers was showcased when the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies welcomed two faculty from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies to participate in the Comprehensive Security Reponses to Terrorism course in Honolulu. DKI APCSS has sent faculty members to the Marshall Center to support courses and held a number of joint workshops.  However, this is the first time Marshall [...]

DKI APCSS Hosts the 5th Maritime Shared Awareness in SE Asia Workshop

By |2019-11-14T16:21:40-10:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, news, Workshop|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the fifth workshop in the “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” series July 28-31, to advance regional efforts to build a Recognized Maritime Picture (RMP) for Southeast Asia. Building on discussions begun in 2015, this iteration in the series brought together representatives from the maritime focal points and info-sharing hubs of the five original Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) to develop their professional networks, gain a better understanding of the national and regional info-sharing mechanisms, share best practices, and outline their interagency [...]

APOC 19-2 a ‘transformational experience’ for Fellows

By |2019-10-24T10:05:48-10:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses, news|Tags: |

APOC 19-2 Fellows hold discussions in Maluhia Hall. A total of 166 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 19-2 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on July 19. APOC is designed to build resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. The course offerings included lectures by subject matter experts on salient sub-regional security trends and dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region.  Additionally, Fellows had the opportunity to engage with Assistant Secretary [...]

DKI APCSS Alum Returns to Educate, Connect and Empower

By |2019-10-24T10:05:48-10:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, news|Tags: , , |

When CSRT 18-1 alumna Yetunde Olobayo walked out the doors of DKI APCSS Aug. 8, 2018 after her course graduation, she probably thought it would be for the last time. However, her diligence and hard work paid off when she was invited back June 24 to demonstrate and explain her successful Fellow’s Project to 108 eager Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course 19-1 Fellows in the Center’s auditorium. Since Olobayo left the Center last year, her Fellow’s Project has evolved from concept to reality. “It was a wonderful experience.. I mean, I met a lot of people from different organizations, agencies [...]

Diversity of thought, experience highlight TSC 19-1

By |2019-10-24T10:05:48-10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses, news|Tags: , , , |

Thirty-one senior leaders from 25 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-1 from May 19-24 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Maj. Alex Botardo. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ [...]

DKI APCSS announces Alumni Awards

By |2019-10-24T10:05:49-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Courses, news|Tags: , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018!  The Center receives many nominations each year.  She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy.  Jennifer was chosen for this award based on the significance of her achievement and for the impact of this project, not only for Samoa, but also for the positive influence it had on other Oceania countries intent on creating their own national security policy.  Jennifer attended the five-week Advanced Security Cooperation [...]