Take 20: Tracking Chinese Dark Fishing Fleets

By |2021-05-06T15:56:07-10:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

On October 27, 2020, DKI APCSS’ Dr. Inez Miyamoto, with LCDR Keith Wilkins, chatted with Mr. Jaeyoon Park and Ms. Katherine Seto, in a webinar on “Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea.”  In this recording, Mr. Park and Ms. Seto discuss how scientists tracked Chinese “dark fishing” fleets (i.e., vessels that do not broadcast their position) operating in North Korean waters.  They share their research on how they tracked “dark fishing” fleets using satellite technology and data science.  They also discuss how geopolitical tensions and disputed territorial boundaries contribute to “dark fishing” challenges. More information on the USCG IUU [...]

The Sino-Russian Approach to the Maritime: A Mare Clausem System?

By |2021-04-02T10:37:18-10:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Journal, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

“The Sino-Russian Approach to the Maritime: A Mare Clausem System?” is the title of a paper by Dr. John Hemmings for Security Nexus. This article highlights how the increase in resources and focus gives US forces the ability to push back and fight in the information domain, a space where Russia and China are increasing the tempo. Abstract: The current global order is based on the free and open maritime trading order, giving access to all seafaring nations. The "openness" of this order, concepts such as "international waters" were not inevitable and there are historical instances of states - such [...]

US-China Relations

By |2021-02-24T11:11:21-10:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new paper published by the Pacific Forum entitled "The New US Diplomacy with China: ‘Keep Your Promises’ " In his article, Cho discusses the idea of creating political division within China and its potential impacts on the US-China relationship. He addresses the questions of "What is the logic behind this idea? What are the problems? A critical review of the strategy suggests a different approach: Washington should instead focus on pressing China to live up to its own promises and obligations." Read the full article Sungmin Cho is Professor of the Daniel K. Inouye [...]

Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos

By |2021-02-16T17:01:20-10:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Last November, DKI APCSS’ LCDR Keith Wilkins chatted with Dr. Evan Ellis, a Research Professor at US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, and Ms. Meaghan Brosnan, Marine Program Director for WildAid for a webinar on “Distant Water Fishing Fleets: What, Where, How? The Galapagos.” In this recording, Dr. Ellis and Ms. Brosnan discuss and answer questions on the impact of Chinese Distant Water Fishing Fleets around Latin America and the Galapagos, including Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region. For more information on the USCG IUUF Strategic Outlook: https://www.uscg.mil/iuufishing/ Resources:   Dr. Evan Ellis:  https://usawc.academia.edu/EvanEllis/CurriculumVitae https://www.csis.org/people/evan-ellis. https://theglobalamericans.org/author/evan-ellis/ [...]

Perceptions of U.S. Posture in Papua New Guinea

By |2020-10-14T12:13:05-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Perceptions of U.S. Posture in Papua New Guinea” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Michael Kabuni for Security Nexus. This article compares the effects of U.S. posture on the relationship with Papua New Guinea, to that of the People’s Republic of China, along with other influences. Excerpt In Papua New Guinea (PNG), activities by the United States were highly visible in World War II, but have steadily declined ever since. This decay in international relations has been more obvious since the early 2000s when it is contrasted with the rise of [...]

China’s Global Security Aspirations with Afghanistan and the Taliban

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

“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 [...]

Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

By |2020-07-15T10:55:19-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Yamin, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth noting that Pakistan remains vitally important to U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific, not least because of its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China who regards it as an “element of its strategic competition with the United States and India.” The current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations is symptomatic of an increasing ambiguity that is counterproductive to advancing U.S. [...]

New OpEd on India and its Neighbors by Shyam Tekwani

By |2020-07-01T14:53:36-10:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Tekwani, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

“India’s bullying of its neighbours boosted China. Now it needs to build a strong backyard.” DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani writes for the South China Morning Post. The opinion piece states that: “after facilitating China’s expansionist goals by treating nearby countries badly, India needs to demonstrate good neighbourliness to realise its global potential. According to Tekwani, India needs to “to build the strong and prosperous backyard it needs to realise its own potential to become an influential voice in global decision-making.” Read the full article The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do [...]

China’s Salami Slicing Tactics and the Latest India-China Border Standoff

By |2020-06-09T16:58:41-10:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Sitaraman|Tags: , , |

“China’s Salami Slicing Tactics and the Latest India-China Border Standoff” is a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this OpEd, Sitaraman discusses India’s strategy for dealing with the increasing border incursions committed by China while minimalizing the effects of COVID-19 and what is required for de-escalation. Excerpt: At its heart, the People’s Republic of China is a territorially revisionist, expansionist, and hegemonic state and it will not stop until it achieves the goals of capturing all of the land and sea areas over which it believes it has “historic rights.” Beijing has particularly turned [...]

The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics

By |2020-06-09T16:52:12-10:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics” is a new paper co-authored by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. This OpEd speculates on how trade strategies combined with US-China strategic competition and the ongoing economic decoupling of the world’s top two economies may redefine the nature of post-COVID19 globalization. Excerpt: For the first time in recent history, a decoupling process features two countries upholding opposing political ideologies that inform their respective visions of world order. In effect, the economic decoupling also draws an ideological line of separation between the US and China. Read [...]

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