“Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Across most small Pacific islands, municipal water sources are unreliable, of limited availability, and/or contaminated due to leaks and/or illegal ‘bootlegged’ connections, both of which allow untreated water to mix with treated. Water from such systems may be available for a few hours per day, a few days per week, and is commonly unpotable without further treatment. Only a fortunate few residents can expect to turn a tap in their homes and receive a flow of [...]
Dr. Deon Canyon shares his Security Nexus perspective on “Sending the COVID-19 Immune to Work to Prevent Economic Catastrophe.” In this paper, Canyon writes “Widespread introduction of commercial and societal lockdown practices is helping to flatten the curve of new coronavirus cases, while simultaneously inflicting great harm on our economy and individual finances. The global pandemic continues to spread worldwide, yet business leaders are already exerting pressure on political leaders to adapt protection measures to better protect commercial interests.” Read full paper Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
“Perceptions of Indigenous Security Practitioners on China’s Geostrategic Activities in the Pacific” is a new research paper authored by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. Excerpt: “Increasing regional activity by China and the increased United States focus on Oceania are already affecting regional stability, which is affecting nations that have a security relationship with traditional partners and an economic relationship with non-traditional partners, such as China.1 Pacific Island nations understandably view geopolitical strategic competition for regional influence and resources as an opportunity to play competitors against each other and are taking advantage of increased access to aid, concessional loans, defense and [...]