The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth

By |2021-03-17T12:26:20-10:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Yamin, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Saira Yamin has a new article, “The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth,” published in a special International Women’s Day publication by UNDP Pakistan titled Womenomics: Women Powering the Economy.  In this article, she highlights six Indo-Pacific countries (Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam) where gender inclusion in the work force is pursued as a targeted policy to accelerate economic growth, both pre- and post COVID. Read the full article Dr. Saira Yamin is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The views expressed in this [...]

The Global Islamist Extremist Threat: Still Significant in 2021

By |2021-02-12T15:28:26-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“The Global Islamist Extremist Threat: Still Significant in 2021” is the title of a paper by Kumar Ramakrishna for Security Nexus. This paper discusses six trends which will likely enable extreme Islamic terrorism to remain a threat in 2021. Abstract Violent Islamist extremism remained the most potent terrorist threat to global stability in 2020 and will remain so in 2021. Six trends were observed the past year: the continuing salience of lone actors; the involvement of women and family networks in combatant roles; the challenge of rehabilitating and reintegrating returning foreign fighters and their families; the role of diasporas; the [...]

Recommendations from Papua New Guinea on How to Improve U.S. Posture in the Pacific

By |2021-02-12T10:54:05-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Recommendations from Papua New Guinea on How to Improve U.S. Posture in the Pacific” is the title of a paper co-written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Michael Kabuni for Security Nexus. This paper lists several explicit recommendations for how the U.S. can improve its posture in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Excerpt: The Pacific Ocean is a place of many small countries that need to strategically cooperate, not compete, to survive. The best way forward is for all nations to cooperate with each other as they tackle the greatest threats and make the world a safer place. The U.S. and China [...]

A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-02-12T15:33:13-10:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin|Tags: , |

“A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific” is the title of a paper co-written by Dr. Deon Canyon, retired Navy Capt. Wade Turvold, and Navy Capt. Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. This paper addresses the critical need for networked fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific to meet growing transboundary threats to international security. Exerpt: The establishment of national maritime fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific region would go a long way toward advancing maritime security. Indo-Pacific states should establish such centers with a focus on maritime threats of a transboundary nature, as well as traditional state-based threats. Indeed, the lack [...]

Announcing Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1

By |2020-12-30T12:37:39-10:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Courses, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , |

The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 21-1 is scheduled from Feb. 22-26, 2021. IPOC prepares U.S. security practitioners and partner nations to knowledgeably engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This five-day course will execute in hybrid with four days online and one day in-resident for Oahu-based participants; all others participants will be integrated into their seminars while conducting the course exclusively online. Interested U.S. and international government employees in the military grade equivalencies of O4-O7 can contact DKI APCSS Recruiter Mr. Terry Slattery at slatteryt@apcss.org by Jan. 11, 2021. IPOC course description [...]

The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub

By |2020-11-24T16:38:17-10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Atal Ahmadzai for Security Nexus. This article addresses how Afghanistan may shift its strategic outlook to meet the shift in Beijing’s behavior, which is part of a broader strategy to expand and consolidate its influence in Central, South, and Western Asia. Abstract: Paradoxical to its historic no-interest policy, China’s projection of strategic influence in Afghanistan has become increasingly visible. This shift in Beijing’s behavior is part of a broader strategy to expand and [...]

Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security

By |2020-11-24T05:58:49-10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“Competitive Security Gaming: Rethinking Wargaming to Provide Competitive Intelligence that Informs Strategic Competition and National Security” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article illustrates how wargaming may be used to inform a higher-level strategy, rather than conflict. Summary Generating competitive intelligence to make intelligent decisions in a world increasingly facing complex security challenges is more difficult than ever before. Competitive Security Gaming reframes wargaming in terms of strategic, operational and tactical competition rather than conflict. Like business wargames, it produces quality insight into the reactions and strategies of competing actors. But [...]

IPOC Goes Hybrid in the Center’s First Course since the Start of the COVID Pandemic

By |2020-12-16T08:33:35-10:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) reopened its doors Nov. 16 to welcome 60 Fellows attending the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 20-1. IPOC 20-1, a highly sought after executive education experience for U.S. security practitioners, spanned an intensive week of discussions and applied learning activities on key security issues and trends affecting the Indo-Pacific region. The course ended Nov. 20. The course design used teaching methodologies centered on transformative learning. To adjust for the COVID-19 pandemic, the course management team, led by Dr. James M. Minnich, designed the course as a five-day hybrid program of in-resident [...]

Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program

By |2020-11-18T15:54:08-10:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Planning for Military Involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program” is the title of a paper written by Sebastian Kevany, University of California, San Francisco; Deon Canyon, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii; Robert Ostergard, U.S. Navy (Retired); Michael Baker, U.S. Navy (Retired); Sheena Eagan, East Carolina University and Jacob Baker, Georgetown University, for Security Nexus. This article addresses the pros, cons, and planning of military involvement in an Indo-Pacific Pandemic Vaccination Program. Summary The Indo-Pacific contains most of the world’s population and many frail health systems that may falter when it comes to implementing a vast [...]

Webinar highlights the Indo-Pacific Region through Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight

By |2020-10-27T15:59:01-10:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted a special webinar in September to commemorate our 25th anniversary under the theme -- "Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Celebrating a Legacy to Educate, Connect and Empower." The webinar titled “Bridging the Past with the Future” was hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kunce and Dr. John Hemmings.  The event included two panels featuring expert speakers from within the DKI APCSS alumni network and beyond with dialogue that covered the region's collective achievements, current challenges, and imagined future of security in the region across the next 25 years.  The discussions were largely shaped by [...]

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