Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Fusion Centers

By |2020-10-02T16:15:22-10:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, McMullin|Tags: , , |

“Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Fusion Centers” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Capt. Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. This article emphasizes the importance of maritime domain awareness (MDA) and the coordinating efforts of maritime fusion centers (MFC) to support those efforts. Excerpt The essential mission of a MFC is to strengthen MDA by gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources, fusing it into meaningful information, and disseminating actionable intelligence to operational commanders to directly improve national security, safety, economy, and environment. Not all maritime centers source data broadly enough to [...]

DKI APCSS expands maritime security efforts with inaugural course

By |2020-01-10T08:28:13-10:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: |

View the Full Course Description here: The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, hosted its inaugural Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC 19-1) Course from Aug. 1-28, 2019. Ninety-six participants from 31 locations and 10 non-governmental, international and regional organizations completed the newly-designed course. Countries or locations represented were Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the U.S. and Vietnam. This four-week course was designed to advance the knowledge, skills, and networks of officials across the Indo-Pacific region [...]

DKI APCSS Hosts the 5th Maritime Shared Awareness in SE Asia Workshop

By |2020-01-10T08:28:49-10:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the fifth workshop in the “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” series July 28-31, to advance regional efforts to build a Recognized Maritime Picture (RMP) for Southeast Asia. Building on discussions begun in 2015, this iteration in the series brought together representatives from the maritime focal points and info-sharing hubs of the five original Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) to develop their professional networks, gain a better understanding of the national and regional info-sharing mechanisms, share best practices, and outline their interagency [...]

New faculty article on Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific

By |2019-10-24T10:09:31-10:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Mohan Malik has a new article entitled, “China and India: Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific” published in the latest edition of “Rising Powers Quarterly.”  This issue has the theme-- “The "Indo-Pacific" - Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity.” According to the abstract: China and India are engaged in a tug-of-war over naval bases and forward presence in the Indo-Pacific. The crisis in the Maldives and wrangling over a naval base in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean illustrate the rapidly shifting geopolitical dynamics. For small states, economic engagement [...]

Maritime Shared Awareness focus of DKI APCSS workshop held in Bangkok

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Workshop, Conference, news|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 [...]

The Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian Seas

By |2017-04-06T11:11:45-10:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: College, Conference, Reeves, KNankivell|Tags: , |

“The Indo-Asia-Pacific’s Maritime Future: A Practical Assessment of the State of Asian Seas” is a new joint publication by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and The Policy Institute at King’s College London based on a three-day Maritime Security workshop held in September 2016. Edited by Kerry Lynn Nankivell, Jeff Reeves, and Ramon Pacheco Pardo, the book is a candid look at the future of the maritime Indo-Asia-Pacific.   In their book preface they state, “The future of the maritime Indo-Asia-Pacific is a shared responsibility of the regional community that depends on it, though governments and their military organizations [...]

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