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Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan

Dr. David Dorman shares his perspective on “Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan” for Security Nexus. In this Op Ed, Dorman states that “An important part of China’s domestic propaganda work since January has been to obfuscate the Communist Party’s early role in allowing a virus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide to spread unchecked across and out of China. One method has been to commandeer the image of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical staff saving lives in Wuhan to mask the Party’s role in creating the crisis.” Read full paper

By |2020-04-06T14:29:39-10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Dorman, Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , , , , |

The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis

“The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective by Dr. Deon Canyon. In this OpEd, Canyon discusses the role that the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies plays in Thought Leadership. According to the author,” Executives and decision-makers who manage national and transboundary security issues have limited time and many competing interests vie for their attention. Despite this, most indicate that they dedicate the necessary time required to review guidance from reliable and trusted sources. However, they note that identifying sources that meet their needs is not easy. Making this more [...]

By |2020-04-05T23:32:30-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , |

The State of the World Order in the Time of Coronavirus: Time for a Responsible Connectography

“The State of the World Order in the Time of Coronavirus: Time for a Responsible Connectography” by Dr. Lailufar Yasmin is a Security Nexus Perspective. Yasmin, who teaches in the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, states in her perspective that: “Connectivity in the age of complex interdependence is not the only key to growth and flourishing. A stable international order from a statist perspective is a key to Connectography. Connections will not survive through the performances of big cities or being connected to key states. No matter how many global pandemics or climate disasters we experience, [...]

By |2020-04-03T12:30:16-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Journal|Tags: , , |

Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas

Dr. Sebastian Kevany has written a Security Nexus Perspective on “Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas.” This OpEd looks at Ireland’s public health information campaign including its public messaging program and its impact on how society has reacted to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Kevany looks at seven considerations for a successful program. The following is an excerpt from his paper: “Perhaps timing has been in Ireland’s favor – and not merely in the context of the end of winter; perhaps the country has been lucky, as well, to be led by a medically-trained [...]

By |2020-04-03T12:24:46-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , |

Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific

“Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific” by J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca is a new Security Nexus perspective looking at how terrorist organizations and others involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of the spread of COVID-19. Here is an excerpt of his article: “Those involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of an environment where nations across the region are focused on immediate health threats over security. The Islamic State (IS) has described the global pandemic as painful torment inflicted upon “crusader nations.” The latest issue of IS’ al-Naba newsletter encourages jihadists to free prisoners and devise new attacks while [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:40:36-10:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Lumbaca|Tags: , , |

Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns

“Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Dr. Benjamin Ryan of Baylor University, Damon Coppola of Shoreline Risk LLC, and Dr. Deon Canyon of DKI APCSS, the paper discusses having community-based incremental approach to the easing of lockdowns, tailored to demographic and social stratifications of risk. Here is an excerpt from their paper: “ Social restrictions implemented during epidemics must strike a balance between cost and benefit. While disaster management is a discipline marked by uncertainty, and practitioners always [...]

By |2020-04-01T14:42:31-10:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Faculty Articles, Journal|Tags: , , |

Mass Surveillance and Individual Privacy

Dr. Inez Miyamoto shared her perspectives on “Mass Surveillance And Individual Privacy” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: During a crisis, governments will seek to implement technological solutions in an effort be responsive. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception—in order to contain the spread of an outbreak and to assist with contact tracing, governments are using technologies, such as facial recognition, surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence, and mobile phone apps. The use of technological solutions, however, comes at a cost to individual privacy. View full article

By |2020-03-30T16:23:32-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Miyamoto|Tags: , |

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War

Dr. John Hemmings shared his perspectives on “The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: The COVID-19 Crisis has been a significant global event, putting stress on states in how they respond, exasperating geopolitical tensions between great powers, and impacting manufacturing and shipping. Many are scrambling to understand the long-term consequences, with Foreign Policy’s recent review by 12 leading intellectuals being an obvious example. Notable predictions from them include the possible end of (economic) globalization, or at least the end of US-led globalization; other predictions include the rise of [...]

By |2020-03-30T16:10:36-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, hemmings, Journal|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Co-Authors Article with Intern

DKI APCSS Assoc. Prof. John Hemmings and Intern Megan Wolf co-authored an article titled “Is Canada Ready For the New Age of Power Politics?” for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website on March 25. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The world today is changing and the international stage is facing a dramatic shift as key states, like China and Russia, are substituting accepted standards and norms of the liberal rules-based order for a different, older form of international relations: one in which power is the standard by how things are judged. China is a clear example of this, brandishing its military power for [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:55:23-10:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, hemmings|Tags: , , |

The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea

Dr. Sungmin Cho had an article published on the Defense One website entitled “The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea.” Here is an excerpt from the article. “Even as Kim launches missiles to distract his worried populace, he is seeking US aid for his country's battle with COVID-19. Despite Pyongyang’s denials, available evidence suggests that COVID-19 has arrived in North Korea. It is worth trying to assess the scale of the outbreak there, how it might affect the country’s internal politics and external actions — and whether it opens opportunities for U.S. officials to advance [...]

By |2020-03-25T13:21:26-10:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cho, Faculty Articles|Tags: , , , , , |