News

Home/News/

Commentary: How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China

“How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The article examines the nature of China’s assertiveness and offers policy recommendations for the US on how to meet China - challenge. According to Anwar, China “harbors greater ambitions than mere economic dominance. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly-assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated “whole-of-society” strategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world and challenge the US.” Read the full commentary online at:   https://ksr.hkspublications.org/2019/11/07/how-the-us-should-respond-to-xis-assertive-china/   Anu [...]

By |2019-11-13T11:21:11-10:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|

Shared Understanding and Networked Relationships Developed During TSC 19-2

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 27 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-2 from Nov. 3-8 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS).The course manager was Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, and the course coordinator was Assoc. Prof. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca. A TSC 19-2 Fellow works with other members of her table to consolidate their idea into consensus. Countries represented were Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. The Pacific Islands Forum and the Association of [...]

By |2019-11-12T08:40:36-10:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

RSIS Commentary — Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It

“Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for RSIS. The commentary diagnosis primary causes for China to push forward this initiative despite mounting economic and political risks. Anwar then segmented those factors into China’s internal and external dynamics, which led to this initiative and explained the image of global leadership that China sought to achieve through this initiative. According to Anwar, “The prospect for success of the BRI depends on an array of factors, ranging from China’s handling of its domestic economic downturn to potential international backlash. After six [...]

By |2019-10-31T14:01:29-10:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Anwar, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |

ASC 19-2 Concludes with 117 Empowered Fellows

ASC 19-2 Official Group Photo One hundred seventeen Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation (ASC)  Course 19-2 Oct. 24, with broader perspectives and a newly developed common understanding of the challenges and opportunities to security in the region and enhanced networks of cooperation. U.S. and international Fellows from 44 locations, including 27 women completed the five-week course. Dr. Bill Wieninger was the course manager and Dr. Sungmin Cho was the course coordinator. ASC is an executive education program enabling mid- to senior-level military and civilian leaders to deepen their understanding of the complex security environment in the Indo-Pacific [...]

By |2019-10-25T09:50:48-10:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses, news|Tags: , , |

Korea paper updated now available in Spanish & Portuguese

In 2018, then U.S. Army Colonel James M. Minnich wrote a paper entitled “North Korea Solution,  Changed Regime” for the Military Review, a U.S. Army professional journal. Versions of that paper are now available in both Spanish and Portuguese. In the original paper, Minnich stated that:  “An effective changed-regime policy would quickly undertake a series of actions that should eventually align North Korean interests with those of the United States, bringing the entire Korean Peninsula into Washington’s security sphere. At present, Washington’s interests are not Pyongyang’s interests, which is why a changed-regime policy is needed to effect persistent change. America’s chief [...]

By |2019-10-24T10:05:46-10:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, Faculty Articles, Minnich, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , |

Cyber workshop held at DKI APCSS

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 [...]

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

New paper on Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics

Several DKI APCS faculty members, past and present, have co-authored a paper entitled: “Synchronized Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership.” The paper was published on October 5, 2019, by the international journal Safety, and is authored by Pablo Yuste, James Campbell, Deon Canyon, Mark Childers, and Benjamin Ryan. “The military plays a growing role in supplementing and even leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief logistics,” say the authors.  “However, issues relating to military involvement such as sovereignty and cost have refocused the conversation onto capabilities and capacities of commercial logistics providers, who have not been fully engaged and [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Workshop Invigorates Connections

Energizing relationships between alumni associations and country teams to improve and enhance Fellows Projects was the focus of the “Alumni Associations:  Advancing Regional Security Cooperation 2019,” held September 9-12 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. Fifty-four alumni and U.S. Embassy representatives from 20 countries within the Indo-Pacific region attended the event. Forty percent of the participants were women. Countries represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United States and Vietnam. As individuals [...]

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|

DoD Regional Centers collaborate on “China’s Global Influence: Perspectives and Recommendations”

“China’s Global Influence: Perspectives and Recommendations,” edited by Scott D. McDonald and Michael C. Burgoyne, is a compilation of proceedings from the “China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment” workshop held in early 2019.  This new book, as with the workshop, is the result of a unique collaboration among the five U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers and several other organizations. That workshop leveraged expertise and unique perspectives from all five Regional Centers* to examine the actions and intentions of the People’s Republic of China. To understand how these global activities impact the United States, an analysis was conducted within the context [...]

By |2019-10-24T10:05:47-10:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Burgoyne, Faculty Articles, news, publication|

How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals

DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar has a new article in the East Asia Forum entitled "How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals (link is external)." According to Anwar: "Two factors make regulating tourist flows tempting for Chinese policymakers: the size of its international tourism industry and the control China can still exercise over outward tourism. But whether tourism has been an effective political tool is debated." Read the full article at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/09/19/how-china-is-using-tourists-to-realise-its-geopolitical-goals/ (link is external) The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of [...]

By |2019-10-31T14:45:45-10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |