APCSS Research

Effects of Climate Change on Volcanic Emissions and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050

By |2017-08-25T14:46:04-10:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Campbell, Canyon, College, Research|Tags: , , , |

“Effects of Climate Change on Volcanic Emissions and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050” is the latest paper by Dr. Deon V. Canyon and Dr. James R. Campbell. According to the authors, not only will climate change modify the weather, it is also predicted to influence volcanic emissions directly.  This change impacts air quality in Hawaii as well as quality of health for those who are sensitive to vog and/or allergens. “While the rate of vog production in Hawaii is natural, unavoidable and unmodifiable, weather-related climate changes do impact on vog distribution,” states Canyon. “Decreasing trade winds have already been reported [...]

Associate Professor Canyon Co-Authors New Paper

By |2017-06-21T09:30:20-10:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Canyon, College, Courses, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Research|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Associate Professor Deon Canyon recently co-authored a research paper entitled "Identification and control of an isolated, but intense focus of lymphatic filariasis on Satawal Island, Federated States of Micronesia, in 2003." Below is the abstract of the paper: Abstract Background: There is very limited data available on the prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Considerable attempts to eliminate the disease had occurred in the Pacific region by the year 2003, and the prevalence in FSM was thought to be sufficiently low that the region was considered non-endemic. However, a [...]

Why Trong’s re-election doesn’t spell the end for reform in Vietnam

By |2016-04-08T12:35:06-10:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, Faculty Articles, Research, Vuving|

East Asia Forum has published Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article titled “Why Trong’s re-election doesn’t spell the end for reform in Vietnam.” Vuving discusses the complex evolution of the Vietnamese Community Party, particularly after the January election campaign that saw General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong defeat Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for the party’s leadership.  He addresses the governing philosophies at play in the election and in the broader development of Vietnam’s political system. The author argues against the common belief that Trong is a conservative who leads the pro-China faction, while Dung is a reformer who advocates pro-US policies.  This [...]

New South China Sea Lighthouses: Legal Futility and Strategic Risk – Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom

By |2017-03-09T12:54:26-10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, KNankivell, Odom, Research|

“New South China Sea Lighthouses: Legal Futility and Strategic Risk” is a new article written by Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom and Prof. Kerry Lynn Nankivell for The Diplomat. The article focuses on International law and how it can be viewed as "either a tool or a weapon, depending on how it's wielded."   The authors provide a rebuttal to an argument, previously published by The Diplomat, on the legal significance of China's new lighthouses constructed in the Spratley islands. According to the authors, "misinterpretation or partial understanding of the applicable international law can obfuscate the intentions of the rival claimants and further [...]

APCSS Publishes New Book ‘Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania’

By |2016-01-21T12:46:39-10:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Azizian, College, Cramer, Faculty, Hauger, Research|

“Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” is the latest book to be published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book is edited by APCSS professor Dr. Rouben Azizian and Dean of the College of Security Studies Carleton Cramer. According to Dr. Azizian, the first thought that comes to many minds when thinking about the Pacific Islands region is about warm beaches and blue water. But the region is also a complex study in how diplomatic, defense, economic and socio-political factors, both internal and external, shape the region's identity and comprehensive security. The book does not pretend to be an [...]

APCSS Professor Discusses the Influence of Scholarship on Counterterrorism in China

By |2014-10-02T09:58:43-10:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Reeves, Research|

An article on how “Ideas and Influence: Scholarship as a Harbinger of Counterterrorism Institutions, Policies and Laws in the People’s Republic of China” by Dr. Jeffrey Reeves was just published in the “Terrorism and Political Violence” journal. In the article, Reeves demonstrates how scholarship on terrorism in China has provided the intellectual backdrop against which China's leadership has developed the country's counterterrorism institutions, policies, and laws.  He suggests that “building on the linkages between scholarship and policy-making may create potential avenues for policy reform in China's current counterterrorism architecture.” The full article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2014.955915  Alumni, please note, that [...]

Latest articles by APCSS’ Dr. Mohan Malik

By |2014-05-01T15:06:50-10:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: College, Faculty, Malik, Research|

Dr. Mohan Malik continues to share his expertise on China as well as geopolitics in several recent articles. Last summer he was published in the World Affairs Journal. His articled entitled “Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims” looks at the historical context of the dispute which continues to make headlines. According to Dr. Malik, “There are several contradictions in China’s use of history to justify its claims to islands and reefs in the South China Sea, not least of which is that Beijing always took the position that its land boundaries were never defined, demarcated, and delimited. But when it [...]

APCSS professor releases analytical report on Security Sector Reform

By |2017-12-22T15:21:54-10:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Analytical, Courses, Faculty, Faculty Articles, JNankivell, Research|

In his latest paper on Security Sector Reform, Dr. Justin Nankivell discusses how Chile serves as a good model for Asia-Pacific nations to take note of. According to Nankivell, “as the Asia-Pacific region continues its momentous rise in the 21st century, issues of internal security sector governance and security sector transformation have become increasingly paramount. While many Asia-Pacific states in the area of security sector development serve as rich laboratories of best practices in reshaping the modern relationships of civil-military relations, security practitioners in Asia-Pacific states would do well by evaluating models outside of the Western, European, and African regions, turning [...]

Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan

By |2014-02-13T08:25:55-10:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Faculty Articles, Research, Yamin|

Dr. Saira Yamin's research paper on "Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan" was recently published by the United States Institute of Peace. It is coauthored with APCSS alumna, Salma Malik (EC03-1). A copy of the document is attached and is available online at: http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/PW93-Mapping_Conflict_Trends_in_Pakistan.pdf

APCSS Faculty Contribute to Joint Report on Disaster Preparedness

By |2017-12-22T15:47:30-10:00August 26th, 2013|Categories: Analytical, College, Ear, Fouse, Hornung, Research|

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) announced the release a report today examining the possibilities of and also challenges to trilateral cooperation between the U.S.-Japan-Australia in international disaster relief in the Asia-Pacific region. The title of the report is "Enhancing Trilateral Disaster Preparedness and Relief Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia: Approaches from Various Civil-Military Perspectives." This research project was funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) as well as supported by the three bodies responsible for the report’s contents: Association for Cooperation between Japan, U.S. and Australia (ACJUA), the Asia-Pacific Center for Security [...]