Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization

By |2020-04-27T12:19:21-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

“Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization” is a new paper authored by Dr. David Dorman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dorman states that “Despite being tied to the pandemic or “economic restart,” current Chinese domestic propaganda efforts on topics ranging from “crisis management” to “digital transformation” and “defense mobilization” did not originate with the coronavirus. Instead, each represents an agile repackaging of Communist Party guidance and propaganda messaging that was already months or years old. Facing a crisis of confidence following its muddled response to [...]

China’s Global Covid-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.

By |2020-04-14T11:41:18-10:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his Security Nexus perspective on “China’s Global COVID-19 Assistance is Humanitarian and Geopolitical. That’s Why People are Worried.” In this paper, Dorman writes “The main thrust of the Chinese Communist Party’s domestic propaganda work since late January has focused on masking the early role of the Party in stifling public health transparency and creating the pandemic crisis. The primary propaganda message, widely disseminated in domestic state-run media, highlighted the “political and organizational advantage” of the Communist Party in tackling the health emergency once the decision to contain the crisis was made in Beijing.” Read full paper Security [...]

Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan

By |2020-04-06T14:29:39-10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. David Dorman shares his perspective on “Making the Most of It: China’s Military Wins the Covid-19 Fight in Wuhan” for Security Nexus. In this Op Ed, Dorman states that “An important part of China’s domestic propaganda work since January has been to obfuscate the Communist Party’s early role in allowing a virus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide to spread unchecked across and out of China. One method has been to commandeer the image of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) medical staff saving lives in Wuhan to mask the Party’s role in creating the crisis.” Read full paper

The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis

By |2020-04-05T23:32:30-10:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“The Value of Thought Leadership in a World in Crisis” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective by Dr. Deon Canyon. In this OpEd, Canyon discusses the role that the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies plays in Thought Leadership. According to the author,” Executives and decision-makers who manage national and transboundary security issues have limited time and many competing interests vie for their attention. Despite this, most indicate that they dedicate the necessary time required to review guidance from reliable and trusted sources. However, they note that identifying sources that meet their needs is not easy. Making this more [...]

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War

By |2020-03-30T16:10:36-10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, hemmings|Tags: , |

Dr. John Hemmings shared his perspectives on “The COVID-19 Crisis and the Coming Cold War” for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. Here is an excerpt from the article: The COVID-19 Crisis has been a significant global event, putting stress on states in how they respond, exasperating geopolitical tensions between great powers, and impacting manufacturing and shipping. Many are scrambling to understand the long-term consequences, with Foreign Policy’s recent review by 12 leading intellectuals being an obvious example. Notable predictions from them include the possible end of (economic) globalization, or at least the end of US-led globalization; other predictions include the rise of [...]

CCM 19-1 concludes with 101 new Alumni!

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , , , |

One hundred and one Fellows from 36 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 19-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Feb. 7 to March 13. Managing crises involves a host of government and non-government actors, the military, the private sector, and affected populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse. Crises can be overwhelmingly complex due to myriad contributing factors, such as increased threat, urgency and uncertainty, interconnected processes, diverse stakeholder motivations, resource scarcity and inability to cope. The involvement of multiple ministries, national actors and foreign aid can make [...]