Structuring ASEAN military involvement in disaster management and the ASEAN Militaries Ready Group

By |2020-06-10T17:00:52-10:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Kunce|Tags: , , |

“Structuring ASEAN military involvement in disaster management and the ASEAN Militaries Ready Group” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Elizabeth Kunce for Security Nexus. Also contributing to the article is Dr. Benjamin Ryan of Baylor University. This paper explores the most recent efforts by the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts Working Group on HADR 2017-2020 to support ASEAN’s response capacity with the development and adoption of SOPs for an ASEAN Militaries Ready Group (AMRG). Excerpt: It is clear from the ambitious vision of the One ASEAN, One Response declaration that ASEAN [...]

Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace

By |2020-05-05T10:06:27-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, Noor|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Elina Noor recently published an article titled “Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace” in Asia Policy, The National Bureau of Asian Research's a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific. In this paper, Noor states that “Although international law is silent on espionage, in cyberspace the line between information collection and military preparation is much less distinct than in the kinetic space. Cyberspace complements and augments traditional analytical capabilities by enabling quicker and more comprehensive information collection by using the larger sets of data. The lag time between information collection, intelligence analysis, and logistical surge in [...]

COVID-19 and the ASEAN Chair Agenda: Vietnam’s Lost Year? and Brunei’s, Too?

By |2020-04-24T14:45:26-10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Oehlers, Journal|Tags: , , , , |

“COVID-19 and the ASEAN Chair Agenda: Vietnam's Lost Year? and Brunei's, Too?” is a new paper authored by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Oehlers states that “There is mounting concern the COVID-19 pandemic may negatively affect progress with several crucial issues confronting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Precautionary measures such as restricted travel have virtually paralyzed progress while intensifying impacts have injected additional priorities on already crowded agendas, all to be addressed by Chairs facing increasing constraints. Efforts by the current and next incoming Chair – Vietnam and Brunei, respectively – will likely mitigate circumstances. ASEAN [...]

Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre

By |2020-01-10T08:28:34-10:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news, Anwar|Tags: , |

New article by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Lowy Institute on "Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre (link is external)." In his article Anwar states: "For the US and its allies, the rise of ASEAN as a significant economic power will help to bring greater symmetry and balance to managing this critical period of transition in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries share much in common, demonstrated by the recent release of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which was accompanied by a statement noting the convergent interest of 'inclusivity, openness, a region based on the [...]

DKI APCSS supports ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise

By |2019-10-24T10:09:32-10:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Workshop, news|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 |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Workshop, Conference, news|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 [...]

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