ASC 18-2 Concludes with 106 New Fellows

By |2018-12-12T12:45:07-10:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

One hundred six Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-2 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 34 locations took part in this course’s latest iteration (ASC 18-2) Sept. 20 – Oct. 24. 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 region. The ASC 18-2 curriculum offered 24 plenary topical discussions that survey the regional strategic [...]

Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games

By |2018-12-12T12:45:17-10:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , |

“Complex Security Environments, Strategic Foresight and Transnational Security Cooperation Games” is the title of a new Occasion paper written by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, Jonathan Cham, and Jim Potenza. According to the abstract: “Disruption characterizes the 21st Century, which is replete with complexities of climate change, food security, scarcity conflicts, displaced populations, unbridled economic growth, erosion of traditional value systems and transnational security dilemmas. In an environment where governments need innovative tools to conceptualize and form a future that leverages emerging opportunities and minimizes risks, foresight is increasingly considered a critical capacity in those responsible for strategic decision-making and [...]

Counter-terrorism course prepares 108 Fellows to face regional challenges

By |2018-10-30T10:37:55-10:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , |

One hundred and eight Fellows from 49 different locations or organizations graduated from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) 18-1 course in Honolulu Aug. 8. The size of this course and number of locations represented are the most ever for a CSRT at the Center. Of the 108 participants, 64% were from military organizations and law enforcement agencies, with others representing various government ministries, foreign affairs departments and intelligence services and academic institutions. Just over half of the course participants were from the Indo-Pacific region, with five continents represented. CSRT 18-1 Fellows [...]

Senior regional leaders complete transnational cooperation course at DKI APCSS

By |2018-10-19T16:04:05-10:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses, Director, Faculty|Tags: |

Twenty-five senior leaders from twenty-four locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC 18-1) from May 20 – 25 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The Course Manager for this iteration of TSC was Navy Cmdr. Jonathan Odom and the Course Coordinator was Lt. Col. Alex Bortado. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies [...]

Maritime Shared Awareness focus of DKI APCSS workshop held in Bangkok

By |2018-10-19T16:05:06-10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Conference, Workshop|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 [...]