China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment Workshop

By |2019-05-15T14:02:33-10:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: |

In recent U.S. national security documents, the relationship between the U.S. and China was labeled a strategic competition. What does this mean, and how should the U.S. pursue its national security interests in this context? The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a collaborative effort of the five U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers in Honolulu Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2019, to answer these questions. This three-day workshop brought together more than 40 experts from the five Regional Centers and other U.S. Government organizations as well as several think tanks to focus on China’s activities across various regions [...]

Inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series kicks off with AMB Harry Harris

By |2019-02-11T16:14:58-10:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: |

The inaugural “Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series: Perspectives on a Secure, Stable, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific” was held on February 6, 2019 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The event was cohosted by the DKI APCSS, The Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute (DKII). The first speaker of this series was U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Harry Harris.  A retired U.S. Navy admiral, Harris is the former Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (now U.S. Indo-Pacific Command). His remarks were focused on the U.S. – [...]

US, Taiwan Lead Multilateral Workshop on Private, Civil and Public Disaster Response Cooperation

By |2019-02-04T13:48:42-10:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: , |

Disaster management professionals from Taiwan, the U.S. and 12 Indo-Pacific countries conducted a workshop December 11-14 to explore ways to integrate private, civil and public sectors into disaster response. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) cohosted the workshop in Taipei, Taiwan titled “Integrating Private, Civil & Public Sector Disaster Response.” Taiwan is considered a world leader in disaster response and already integrates private, civil, and public sector response in planning and execution. That experience was on display as Taiwan representatives shared their experience with other [...]

Enhancing Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Capacity through Regional Partnership and Cooperation

By |2019-05-15T14:02:33-10:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Workshop|Tags: |

A team of faculty members from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) played a crucial role in supporting the 6th Gulf of Thailand Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative (GOTI) Commanders’ Forum in Bangkok, Thailand from December 11-14, 2018.

DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-27T14:42:01-10:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Yamin|

By Dr. Saira Yamin DKI APCSS recently conducted its second in-resident workshop on the United States’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.  The strategy was announced by President Trump nearly a year ago and signals the United States’ strong commitment to the Indo-Pacific region through defense, diplomacy, trade and economic initiatives. Mr. Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor on Strategic Affairs, Business Standard, provides a presentation on “The Evolution of India’s Policies in the Indo-Pacific” during a working lunch Oct. 26. Working in concert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, DKI APCSS [...]

Trust, partner-building, goals of Vietnam workshop

By |2018-11-16T11:44:40-10:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Cole, Conference, Workshop|

By Dr. Lori Forman and LCDR Leah Cole The Indo-Pacific is in the midst of an epochal change. The global economic shift to Asia, the surge of maritime competition and security issues, and China’s continued forward momentum in their Belt and Road initiative demands a sense of urgency in identifying like-minded partners and priority areas of security cooperation. To build shared understanding and trust in this changing environment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) co-hosted a workshop entitled, “Vietnam in a Changing Region: Looking Ahead to 2025” Sept. 5-7, [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni, Military Fellows participate in U. S. Coast Guard Strategy Workshop

By |2018-11-16T11:26:24-10:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Cole, Workshop|Tags: , |

By LCDR Leah Cole, USCG Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ personnel participated in the Asia-Pacific Coast Guard Liaison Officers Conference and inaugural Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Area (PACAREA) Headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 11-13. DKI APCSS’ USCG Military Fellow Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole joined Center Recruiter Terry Slattery, and USCG alumni at the workshop, which also brought together USCG attaches, liaison officers, security cooperation officers, and military fellows posted throughout the Indo-Pacific with PACAREA leaders & staff as well as the Deputy Commandant for Operations- International (DCO-I) Office from [...]

DKI APCSS supports ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise

By |2018-10-17T16:18:44-10:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Workshop|Tags: , , , |

The current co-chairs of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Plus Expert Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (ADMM Plus EWG HADR) are Malaysia and United States. As part of this co-chair role, both countries worked together to facilitate a table top exercise (TTX) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25 and 26, 2018. DKI APCSS Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan had the opportunity of helping facilitate and review the TTX, and attend the meeting on July 27, 2018. This multinational exercise included representatives from all 18 ADMM Plus EWG HADR countries, ASEAN secretariat, ASEAN Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), [...]

Maritime Shared Awareness focus of DKI APCSS workshop held in Bangkok

By |2018-10-19T16:05:06-10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense General James Mattis offered increased US-ASEAN cooperation to build maritime domain awareness to address comment threats to regional security at the East Asia Summit and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in late 2017. In support of this commitment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a four-day workshop on “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14-17. The more than 51 participants came from 12 countries plus ASEAN nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Attendees included [...]

DKI APCSS hosts Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2019-01-24T11:42:37-10:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop|

Thirty seven defense, diplomatic, and national security officials from 24 governments participated in the “U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific” workshop conducted at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Discussing the principles for a free and open Indo-Pacific region formed the basis of a high-level workshop on “U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific.”  The workshop provided a platform for informal discussion between senior leaders in the region and senior U.S. administration officials involved in developing the Indo-Pacific strategy, which complements the U.S. National Security Strategy and the U.S. National Defense Strategy. The two and a half-day workshop was [...]