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 [...]

Why is China on a Hyper-Aggressive Streak during a Global Pandemic?

By |2020-06-09T16:43:17-10:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Sitaraman|Tags: , , , |

“Why is China on a Hyper-Aggressive Streak during a Global Pandemic?” is a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this OpEd, Sitaraman offers three explanations as to why China is engaged in hyper-aggressive behavior in the midst of a global pandemic. Excerpt: As the tensions surrounding China’s accountability in the cause and origins of the COVID-19 continue to mount, China has instigated a global campaign of aggressive rhetoric termed—Wolf Warrior Diplomacy and increased its assertiveness in taking advantage of countries distracted by the global pandemic. Beijing has commenced a violent political crackdown in Hong [...]

The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security

By |2020-06-03T14:39:58-10:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security” is a new paper co-authored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. Excerpt: The extent to which other related global relationships, national entities, and supranational organizations have performed in the current case will only be clear in retrospect: it will quite possibly emerge that a combination of right- and left-wing polices – cherry-picking elements of travel and visa restrictions, greater health security and diplomacy investments, and other defensive and protective policy aspects from the two highly divergent sets of agendas -- will be the guiding paradigm for [...]

Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same

By |2020-06-08T12:35:40-10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: news, Journal, Watson|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]

Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

By |2020-04-20T09:42:50-10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Allen|Tags: , , , |

“Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Recently, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold tracked across Tonga, Fiji, and Vanuatu. Vanuatu was hardest hit, as the storm brought winds of 200km/h, heavily impacting ~30% of the country’s population, with 80-90% of the population in one province losing their homes. Schools, hospitals, agricultural crops, and water supplies all suffered damage. In Fiji, one person was killed and widespread flooding displaced over 1,800 residents, while 428 home in Tonga were destroyed or damaged.” [...]

COVID-19, Debt, and Strategic Competition

By |2020-04-20T09:07:11-10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Oehlers, Journal|Tags: , , , , |

“COVID-19, Debt, and Strategic Competition,” is a new paper authored by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Oehlers states that “The current pandemic-induced economic crisis presents a unique opportunity for the United States and like-minded partners to reverse the gains China has made through its debt-led approach to acquire economic and political leverage. By addressing the debt challenges increasingly faced by some developing countries, the financial leverage China holds over any of these can be weakened significantly. Additionally, a multilateral response to the debt challenge grounded on current international rules-based norms, principles, and institutions, will counter Chinese intentions [...]

COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government

By |2020-04-17T13:58:08-10:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and Restricting Color Framework for Local Government,” is a new paper co-authored by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. In this paper, Canyon states that “All indications are that many local government areas around the world will experience an extended period of COVID-19 risks and protective measures. The threat imposed by the pandemic demands a systematic approach for restricting and easing a state of lockdown that balances public health, societal, and economic needs. As is typical in a complex crisis, there are no off-the-shelf solutions, and everyone is experimenting and observing others to identify optimal responses regardless of [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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