“A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific” is the title of a paper co-written by Dr. Deon Canyon, retired Navy Capt. Wade Turvold, and Navy Capt. Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. This paper addresses the critical need for networked fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific to meet growing transboundary threats to international security.

The establishment of national maritime fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific region would go a long way toward advancing maritime security. Indo-Pacific states should establish such centers with a focus on maritime threats of a transboundary nature, as well as traditional state-based threats. Indeed, the lack of such centers hinders all nations from effectively developing a common operating picture that is required to protect the rules-based international order.

Dr. Deon Canyon, Capt. (Ret.) Wade Turvold and Capt. Jim McMullin are professors at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of DKI APCSS, the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. government.