In the second episode of Ke Kumu, Dr. Sebastian “Bas” Kevany discusses global health security in the Indo-Pacific region. Originally from Ireland, Bas joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021.
"Politics by Numbers: Plato's Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope?" by James R. Sullivan is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. The paper examines how countries shape media narratives before military actions, focusing on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and potential China-Taiwan conflict. Sentiment analysis shows Russia's domestic media sentiment toward Ukraine fell significantly pre-invasion but returned to earlier levels afterward. This shift might signal Russia's negotiation strategy or a sustained, lower-intensity conflict. In contrast, China's media sentiment toward Taiwan remains positive, avoiding the dehumanizing rhetoric Russia used against Ukraine, indicating different strategic narratives in the China-Taiwan context. [...]
The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption webinar is now online
The Security Nexus | Webinar on "The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption," held on November 20, 2023, tackled the profound intersections between climate change, environmental crises, and global security. Hosted by Dr. James Minnich, a distinguished professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the webinar featured a lineup of esteemed experts: Dr. Ethan Allen, Dr. Srini Sitaraman, and Dr. Sebastian Kevany, offering unique perspectives on the intricate ties between environmental disruptions and security challenges.
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies held the sixth iteration of its DKI Speaker Series on November 19, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippine President’s discussion resonated with the series' goal of fostering discussions on regional stability and security. He spoke to an auditorium of over 200 participants focusing on regional security challenges, the Philippines’ security situation, and the Philippine-U.S. alliance. President Marcos Jr. presented a donation to Hawaii to aid in the Maui fire recovery effort. Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke accepted the gift. [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies recently concluded its Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 23-3, from Nov. 13-17. This event marked a milestone in the center’s history as its largest in-person course, with 157 Fellows participating. Holding the course entirely in person, moving away from previous virtual formats due to COVID-19, contributed to this record attendance.
Join Professors James Minnich and Lami Kim in a captivating dialogue as they unravel the crucial theme of the “Nuclear Indo-Paciﬁc,” a region marked by six nuclear armed states and several threshold nuclear powers. Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking conversation that navigates the intricate dynamics and challenges shaping the nuclear landscape in one of the world’s most critical geopolitical areas. Gain valuable insights into the complexities deﬁning various nuclear scenarios in the Indo-Paciﬁc region. Don't miss your chance to be part of this enlightening conversation—register now to secure your spot and delve into the intricate world of the Nuclear Indo-Paciﬁc! [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) Speaker Series returns this Sunday, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. He will discuss regional developments, the Philippines’ security challenges, and the critical role of the Philippine-U.S. alliance in addressing issues and concerns to advance mutual interests in promoting peace and ensuring resilient, sustainable, and inclusive growth for the Filipino people.
In a recent article titled “Irregular Warfare: Undermining the CCP’s Dangerous and Illegal Activities in the Indo-Pacific,” Dr. Jeremiah “Lumpy” Lumbaca proposes a comprehensive irregular warfare strategy that could allow the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to disrupt the Chinese Communist Party’s malign activities and the networks that support them. The proposed strategy defines Political Warfare as a non-violent means to achieve national objectives. In contrast, Irregular Warfare is the military component focused on influencing populations and affecting legitimacy. Lumbaca outlines four strategic focus areas: Shaping the environment: Initiatives include countering adversarial propaganda, developing military capacities, and building information operations. Denying sanctuary: [...]
Security Nexus Webinar: The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption
Discover the critical intersection of climate change and security in an enlightening webinar hosted by Dr. James Minnich. In "Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption," he brings together a panel of distinguished experts, including Dr. Ethan Allen, Dr. Srini Sitaraman, and Dr. Sebastian Kevany. This thought-provoking event delves into the profound shifts in security paradigms driven by environmental disruption and climate-related challenges. Explore the growing risks associated with climate-induced conflicts, resource scarcity, and the need for sustainable adaptation strategies. Dr. Allen, a biologist specializing in environmental and climate-related matters, will provide insights on the [...]
The latest scholarly work titled "Everything Everywhere All At Once: Wars, Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Coups, Economic Collapse," authored by Dr. Ethan Allen, Dr. Sebastian Kevany, and Dr. Srini Sitaraman, has been published in Security Nexus. This analysis offers a comprehensive view of the multifaceted crises that nations worldwide are currently facing. Summary: The paper outlines the daunting reality of concurrent crises that governments face globally. With escalating conflicts and environmental catastrophes, existing governance structures are tested beyond their limits. The authors call for a radical shift in leadership attitudes towards a collective approach, emphasizing the interdependence of all humanity. [...]