The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security

By |2020-06-03T14:39:58-10:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security” is a new paper co-authored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. Excerpt: The extent to which other related global relationships, national entities, and supranational organizations have performed in the current case will only be clear in retrospect: it will quite possibly emerge that a combination of right- and left-wing polices – cherry-picking elements of travel and visa restrictions, greater health security and diplomacy investments, and other defensive and protective policy aspects from the two highly divergent sets of agendas -- will be the guiding paradigm for [...]

How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens

By |2020-05-14T11:20:13-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Faculty Articles, Alumni Perspectives, Journal|Tags: , , , |

“How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens” is a new paper authored by Sharon Gouveia Feist and Monica S. Herrera for Security Nexus. In this paper, they state that “Here in Hawai‘i, in response to increased multi-island reporting that landlords are pressuring women for sex in exchange for rent, the State Commission on the Status of Women published guidance and resources for women being exploited by their landlords during this COVID-19 crisis. Every day, physical security is threatened as a direct result of this pandemic. This is addition to other security concerns women uniquely face, such [...]

Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands

By |2020-04-24T14:51:06-10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Allen|Tags: , , , |

“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 [...]

Sending the COVID-19 Immune to Work to Prevent Economic Catastrophe

By |2020-04-16T16:43:40-10:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , , |

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

By |2020-04-10T11:49:58-10:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , , |

“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 [...]

DKI APCSS and Thai NSC Host Workshop on “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy”

By |2020-01-24T11:51:15-10:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Outreach, Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings provides an introduction on the 5G debate. Thailand’s National Security Council  jointly organized a workshop, “National Security in a Complex Environment, Critical Thinking and Strategy,” in Bangkok from January 16-17, 2020 with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Participants enhanced their knowledge and understanding of emerging issues in a rapidly changing security environment, and identified future trends and security challenges privileging whole-of-government responses. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath speaks at the opening ceremony. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath joined Ruchakorn Napapornpipat, Director of Directorate of Security Policy and Planning of the [...]

DKI APCSS collaborates with Thai Strategic Studies Center on new senior course

By |2020-03-24T10:10:13-10:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Workshop|Tags: , , |

Twenty-one participants from a variety of government organizations including the Ministry of Defense and Royal Thai Police attended the course. In November, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute hosted their inaugural Senior Security Studies Course in Bangsaen, Chonburi.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as capacities to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Center leadership and faculty members from The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies located in Honolulu, Hawaii, supported this first senior [...]

Shared Understanding and Networked Relationships Developed During TSC 19-2

By |2019-12-09T21:58:38-10:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , , |

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 27 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-2 from Nov. 3-8 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson, and the course coordinator was Assoc. Prof. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca. A TSC 19-2 Fellow works with other members of her table to consolidate their idea into consensus. Countries represented were Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. The Pacific Islands Forum [...]

ASC 19-2 Concludes with 117 Empowered Fellows

By |2019-12-30T11:12:04-10:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Courses, College, news|Tags: , , |

ASC 19-2 Official Group Photo One hundred seventeen Fellows graduated from the Advance Security Cooperation (ASC)  Course 19-2 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 44 locations, including 27 women completed the five-week course. Dr. Bill Wieninger was the course manager and Dr. Sungmin Cho was the course coordinator. 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 [...]

Elizabeth Kunce

By |2019-10-15T14:41:52-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Kunce joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2019. Dr. Kunce’s professional background includes work with both civilian and security actors across a broad scope of operational settings from gang-ridden communities to international disaster response operations. She has worked within the United States criminal justice system primarily in the areas of police reform, race and police-community relations as well as various local, state, and federal gang and gun violence interventions. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) in civil military coordination, training and operational [...]