Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific

By |2020-04-03T14:40:36-10:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Lumbaca, Journal|Tags: , , |

“Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific” by J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca is a new Security Nexus perspective looking at how terrorist organizations and others involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of the spread of COVID-19. Here is an excerpt of his article: “Those involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of an environment where nations across the region are focused on immediate health threats over security. The Islamic State (IS) has described the global pandemic as painful torment inflicted upon “crusader nations.” The latest issue of IS’ al-Naba newsletter encourages jihadists to free prisoners and devise new attacks while [...]

Sam Mullins

By |2019-10-31T15:06:24-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2019. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Dr. Mullins spent the previous seven years as a professor of counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during which time he contributed to the professional education of more than a thousand counter-terrorism (CT) and security practitioners from around the globe, and participated in CT outreach activities in some two dozen countries. In recognition of his efforts he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in March 2019.Dr. Mullins has [...]

Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Faculty, Lumbaca, External Publications, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, College, news|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]