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The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd

The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd about her thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act for American women this month.  Speaking in Burmese, she discussed the advancement of women in all sectors of American society today and continuous efforts to achieve total equality and inclusivity in America.  Dr. Byrd encouraged women to lean forward and see themselves as leaders.  She encouraged women to see themselves as relevant in sectors (such as politics and military) that are currently male dominant.  She stated her beliefs that more women's participation in the Myanmar peace process [...]

By |2020-09-04T11:17:52-10:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Byrd, Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , |

Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

“Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools” is the title of paper by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon and former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan for Security Nexus. This paper documents a methodology for creating crisis-games that are designed to explore possible futures in the medium and long-term. It describes a four-step process in which security practitioners work on understanding threat systems, delve into the related underlying driving forces of the threats, create future scenarios in which these forces interact and play out, and explore these scenarios using adversarial crisis-games. According to the authors, “While they have [...]

Keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury.

This week Dr. Saira Yamin does a keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Initiator of the precursor decision leading to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as the Security Council President in March 2000. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is a former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. His legacy and leadership in advancing the interests of the global community are imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly. Of particular relevance is his initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved the political and conceptual breakthrough leading to the [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:43:10-10:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , , , |

Defense Secretary Esper the Keynote at DKI APCSS’ 3rd Speaker Series and 25th Anniversary Commemoration

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper provides the keynote address during the Daniel K. Inouye Speaker Series event which also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu Aug. 26. Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) Pete Gumataotao welcomed Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper as the keynote speaker in the 3rd DKI Speaker Series at the Center in Honolulu Aug. 26. The series is co-hosted by the DKI APCSS, the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Daniel [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:40:24-10:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

Why Militaries Should Play Games With Each Other

“Why Militaries Should Play Games With Each Other” is the title of an OpEd by DKI APCSS former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan and Dr. Deon Canyon for Civil Beat.  The opinion piece states that: “International exercises are designed to test the implementation of common operating platforms, build common understandings, and share knowledge between militaries.”  According to the authors, “For those concerned that RIMPAC may provoke our Indo-Pacific neighbors, it is worth remembering what a broad, multinational exercise communicates to the region. The U.S. can and frequently does exercise by itself. However, when the U.S. coordinates its efforts with 25 other nations, it signals a commitment to work with [...]

By |2020-08-17T10:20:40-10:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, news|Tags: , |

China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban

“China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. This paper details possible motives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in forming new partnerships with Afghanistan through a historic lens, amidst the effects of COVID-19 and the U.S. withdrawal. Excerpt As the U.S. plans its departure from Afghanistan, China is using the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop to build regional ties in meetings with Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that aim to extend the BRI. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “We [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:50:39-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Sitaraman|Tags: , , |

Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean

Three DKI APCSS professors recent coauthored a paper titled “Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.” Prof. Wade Turvold, Capt. Kimberly McCann and Capt. James McMullin collaborated on this OpEd for Security Nexus. This paper examines the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the South China Sea as a means to predict their intent in the Indian and Arctic Oceans. Excerpt The CCP’s unlawful aggression and coercive actions during the COVID-19 global pandemic forebodingly highlight its determination to achieve its objectives at all costs. For example, the CCP [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:16:26-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin, McCann|Tags: , , |

An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China

“An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon, Kevany S., Baker M.S. and Baker J. for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates the need for the U.S. and regional partners to create a defensive, health-security, front line for disease surveillance and control. Excerpt There is a clear and simple correlation between population size and the occurrence of infectious disease. This places a country, such as China, in a natural, but dangerous and precarious position. Not only does China have a large population, with many of the world’s most [...]

By |2020-08-12T16:50:29-10:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

“Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Sam Mullins for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the obstacles faced by terrorists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes results from a survey sent out to Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) alumni in July 2020. Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been forced to adapt. However, we still have relatively limited understanding of the [...]

By |2020-08-07T09:14:48-10:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Disinformation Series Podcast – Internews

On June 24, 2020 DKI-APCSS faculty Dr. Elizabeth Kunce of the College of Security Studies and Ms. Mary Markovinovic, Chief of Public Affairs virtually sat down with Ms. Meghann Rhynard-Geil, Humanitarian Director at Internews as part of the DKI-APCSS educational series on disinformation. The topic of discussion was Internews’ capacity building work and how this helps to counter the negative effects of misinformation and disinformation. Internews is an international nonprofit organization that has been working for more than 35 years to support “healthy media and information environments” with a current presence in some 85 countries. Internews seeks to empower “people [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:21:55-10:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: news, Kunce|Tags: , |
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