DKI APCSS Professors Contribute to Book on Russia’s Global Reach

By |2021-05-27T15:57:49-10:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, Burgoyne, publication, news, Turvold, Dorschner|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professors have contributed to a new book, “Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment” published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner contributed two chapters to the book. The first is “Russia and China: Putin Turns to the East” which looks at the growing importance of Russia’s relationship with China.  The second chapter is “Russia and Northeast Asia: Unrealized Potential” which discusses missed opportunities for collaboration in the region. Read or Download The Chapters Professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner [...]

DKI-APCSS & GCMC Executive Cybersecurity Workshop

By |2021-04-22T14:35:40-10:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: hide, hidden, Workshop Page|Tags: , , |

Event Schedule Speaker Profile Workshop Team Electives Aloha! Welcome to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) & George C. Marshall Center Executive Cybersecurity Workshop (GCMC) "Executive Cybersecurity Workshop." 19-23 April 2021 Monday-Friday, 07:00 – 10:00 hours Central European Time (GMT +1) The Executive Cybersecurity Workshop is designed for leaders to build awareness of a broad range of topics that challenge cybersecurity governance, which is the process of using strategies, laws, policies, and regulations to implement cybersecurity across government and civil-society. It is a regional workshop providing participants with an opportunity [...]

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

By |2021-03-22T11:30:17-10:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

Dr. Sam Mullins has a new article on “The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism:  Reassessing the Evidence” recently published by the European Institute of CT and Conflict Prevention in their  EICTP Research Study: Key Determinants in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Trajectory, Disruption and the Way Forward. Volume II. According to Mullins, “public commentary on this issue has generally suffered from failing to give due consideration to conflicting information; ignoring existing, long-term trends and alternative, explanatory factors; conflating correlation with causation; relying too heavily on theoretically-driven inferences and making assumptions beyond the available data.” Read [...]

Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition Webinar Videos on Online

By |2021-03-19T16:46:44-10:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

“Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition,” a virtual workshop hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on March 8-11, 2021, featured a variety of distinguished US and Partner-Nation panelists from government, academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to discuss whole-of-society matters that influence populations and affect legitimacy in the era of Great Power Competition.  Topics include social media and big data influences, political warfare, China’s military modernization as it applies to gray zone activities, the recently released US Defense Department’s Irregular Warfare (IW) Annex, security cooperation and partner engagements in areas short of conflict, and [...]

Has the internet created a "perfect storm" for terrorists?

By |2021-03-08T11:10:43-10:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, External Publications, news, Mullins|Tags: , |

Dr. Sam Mullins’ latest article, "COVID-19 and Terrorism in the West: Has Radicalization Really Gone Viral?", was recently published by the Just Security blog. Co-authored with Michael King, this analytical report looks at the forecasted wave of pandemic-induced terrorism. According to the authors, this wave “has been exaggerated and rests upon a collection of precarious assumptions." They further state that: “these various assumptions support what we refer to as the “perfect storm” theory of COVID-19 and terrorism, to which we now turn a critical eye. By taking a contrarian view, we hope to encourage a more balanced and rigorous discussion [...]

Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition Workshop

By |2021-03-19T13:10:52-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

Virtual Workshop Video Playlist Aloha! The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) cordially invites you to attend a virtual workshop focused on "Gray Zone Activities in Great Power Competition."    8-11 March 2021 Monday-Thursday, 1300-1700 hours Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (UTC-10) Featuring a variety of distinguished US and Partner-Nation panelists from government, defense, academia, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to discuss whole-of-society matters that influence populations and affect legitimacy in the era of Great Power Competition.  Topics include social media and big data influences, political warfare, China's military modernization as it [...]

Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean

By |2020-08-13T10:16:26-10:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Turvold, McMullin, McCann|Tags: , , |

Three DKI APCSS professors recent coauthored a paper titled “Before it’s Too Late: U.S. Maritime Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.” Prof. Wade Turvold, Capt. Kimberly McCann and Capt. James McMullin collaborated on this OpEd for Security Nexus. This paper examines the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the South China Sea as a means to predict their intent in the Indian and Arctic Oceans. Excerpt The CCP’s unlawful aggression and coercive actions during the COVID-19 global pandemic forebodingly highlight its determination to achieve its objectives at all costs. For example, the CCP [...]

An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China

By |2020-08-12T16:50:29-10:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“An International Biodefense Shield Alliance against Pathogens from China” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Deon Canyon, Kevany S., Baker M.S. and Baker J. for Security Nexus. This paper illustrates the need for the U.S. and regional partners to create a defensive, health-security, front line for disease surveillance and control. Excerpt There is a clear and simple correlation between population size and the occurrence of infectious disease. This places a country, such as China, in a natural, but dangerous and precarious position. Not only does China have a large population, with many of the world’s most [...]

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

By |2020-08-07T09:14:48-10:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Mullins|Tags: , , |

“Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Sam Mullins for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the obstacles faced by terrorists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes results from a survey sent out to Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) alumni in July 2020. Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been forced to adapt. However, we still have relatively limited understanding of the [...]

CTGo podcasts now available on DKI APCSS YouTube site

By |2020-07-08T17:29:00-10:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: news, CTGo|Tags: , , |

Since the start of the CTGo! newsletter and Facebook group, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Counter Terrorism Team has produced a number of podcasts. While these were originally available only in their closed Facebook group, they are now available to all via the DKI APCSS YouTube Channel. View CTGO! interviews on Youtube Past Podcasts include: Opportunities and challenges that COVID provides to terrorism and counterterrorism with Prof. Shyam Tekwani and Dr. Kumar Ramakrishna Thailand's Southern Insurgency in 2020: Observations with Mr. Don Pathan and Prof. Lumpy [...]

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