Strategic Competition, Cooperation, and Accommodation: Perspectives from the Indian Ocean Region

By |2021-03-23T08:17:21-10:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Workshop, Yamin, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

“Strategic Competition, Cooperation, and Accommodation: Perspectives from the Indian Ocean Region,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Saira Yamin, Maj. Daniel Cedillo, Lt. Col. Nicholas Sikes, Dr. Srini Sitaraman and Lt. Cmdr. Keith Wilkins for Security Nexus. This article highlights the diversity of perspectives on strategic competition and opportunities for cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region drawing on discussions at the three-day virtual workshop organized by DKI APCSS. Summary This article draws on conversations facilitated at the virtual Indian Ocean Region Workshop convened by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, [...]

Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition Webinar Videos on Online

By |2021-03-19T16:46:44-10:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

“Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition,” a virtual workshop hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on March 8-11, 2021, featured a variety of distinguished US and Partner-Nation panelists from government, academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to discuss whole-of-society matters that influence populations and affect legitimacy in the era of Great Power Competition.  Topics include social media and big data influences, political warfare, China’s military modernization as it applies to gray zone activities, the recently released US Defense Department’s Irregular Warfare (IW) Annex, security cooperation and partner engagements in areas short of conflict, and [...]

Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition Workshop

By |2021-03-19T13:10:52-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

Virtual Workshop Video Playlist Aloha! The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) cordially invites you to attend a virtual workshop focused on "Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition."    8-11 March 2021 Monday-Thursday, 1300-1700 hours Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (UTC-10) Featuring a variety of distinguished US and Partner-Nation panelists from government, defense, academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to discuss whole-of-society matters that influence populations and affect legitimacy in the era of Great Power Competition.  Topics include social media and big data influences, political warfare, China's military modernization as it [...]

Space: An Exploratory Discussion

By |2020-02-03T16:34:09-10:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Workshop|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held a one-day workshop Jan. 30 entitled “Space and the Indo-Pacific: Issues, Challenges and Cooperative Priorities.” Space is fast emerging as a domain of major strategic significance for the United States, its allies and key partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Increasing recognition of this significance, however, has not been accompanied by a greater shared awareness of the issues, challenges and potential opportunities for cooperation in this domain, particularly as they relate to priority security concerns in the Indo-Pacific. This workshop brought together relevant on-island individuals, agencies and organizations for [...]

DKI APCSS and Thai NSC Host Workshop on “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy”

By |2020-01-24T11:51:15-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Outreach, Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings provides an introduction on the 5G debate. Thailand’s National Security Council  jointly organized a workshop, “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy,” in Bangkok from January 16-17, 2020 with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Participants enhanced their knowledge and understanding of emerging issues in a rapidly changing security environment, and identified future trends and security challenges privileging whole-of-government responses. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath speaks at the opening ceremony. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath joined Ruchakorn Napapornpipat, Director of Directorate of Security Policy and Planning of the [...]

DKI APCSS collaborates with Thai Strategic Studies Center on new senior course

By |2020-03-24T10:10:13-10:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Twenty-one participants from a variety of government organizations including the Ministry of Defense and Royal Thai Police attended the course. In November, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their inaugural Senior Security Studies Course in Bangsaen, Chonburi.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as capacities to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies located in Honolulu, Hawaii, supported this first senior [...]

Cyber workshop held at DKI APCSS

By |2019-11-12T11:23:16-10:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , , , , |

A one-day workshop entitled “Cooperative Security in Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Cyberspace,” was held Oct. 7 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. A total of 25 participants from 8 countries convened to discuss the opportunities and challenges of ensuring the resilience of a nation’s critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, transportation, banking, healthcare, and communications in cyberspace. This focus is a shared interest among many, interdependent stakeholders on different levels, including the public and private sectors as well as the federal and state government. DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao (seated head of table) helps [...]

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

By |2020-01-10T08:28:49-10:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Workshop, Alumni, news|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 [...]

DOD Centers share best practices on ‘Securing Borders against Traveling Terrorists’

By |2019-10-24T10:05:49-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Outreach, Workshop, news|

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Twenty-four alumni from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies attend the first collaborative global counterterrorism alumni workshop here from May 13 to 17. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Richard Gerszewski/RELEASED) Story by Christine June  |  George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – The U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers in the Indo-Pacific and Europe teamed up to host the first collaborative global counterterrorism alumni workshop here from May 13 to 17. Professors of the counterterrorism courses at Daniel K. Inouye [...]

DKI APCSS Partners with Pacific Island Nations to Enhance National Security

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Courses, Workshop, past Conference and workshops, news|

Recalling the Boe Declaration endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders at the 49th Pacific Islands Meeting in Nauru, September 2018, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, in partnership with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), convened a workshop titled, “National Security Policy Development in the Pacific Islands: Shared Experiences, Lessons Learned and Best Practices,” in Honolulu, March 26-29. Participants breakout into small groups to ensure all perspectives are gathered. A total of 34 participants representing a range of agencies from 15 nations and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, attended the workshop. The workshop sought to [...]

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