South Korea’s Taiwan Conundrum

By |2022-01-05T13:14:50-10:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , |

“South Korea’s Taiwan Conundrum” is Dr. Sungmin Cho’s latest commentary for War on the Rocks. What would South Korea do if China attacked Taiwan?  According to Cho, “many people in Washington, Taipei, and Tokyo are wondering. South Korea’s position remains much more ambivalent than Japan’s. Seoul is understandably more worried about the possibility of retaliation from China, akin to Beijing’s fury over the basing of a U.S. defensive missile system in South Korea several years ago. Seoul also has a unique concern that Beijing would turn even more non-cooperative in the future process of Korean unification, if it ever occurs, as a result [...]

Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same

By |2020-06-08T12:35:40-10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]

US, Taiwan Lead Multilateral Workshop on Private, Civil and Public Disaster Response Cooperation

By |2019-10-24T10:08:12-10:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Disaster management professionals from Taiwan, the U.S. and 12 Indo-Pacific countries conducted a workshop December 11-14 to explore ways to integrate private, civil and public sectors into disaster response. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) cohosted the workshop in Taipei, Taiwan titled “Integrating Private, Civil & Public Sector Disaster Response.” Taiwan is considered a world leader in disaster response and already integrates private, civil, and public sector response in planning and execution. That experience was on display as Taiwan representatives shared their experience with other [...]

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