In July of 2022, faculty members Dr. Lori Forman and Dr. Deon Canyon attended the fourth Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue in Cambodia. As of late October 2022, the report for this event in now available online on the Stimson website. More than 50 participants from a range of countries gathered together to discuss potential “solutions to key policy and sustainability challenges in the Lower Mekong.” This specific event explored the “needs and challenges related to human resources and capacity building in the sectors of education, labor migration, and health.”
For the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-3, the Center invited alumnus Kathrine Lingan (CSC 22-1) and Adiyasuren Jamiyan (ASC 15-2) from Mongolia. The two would be the first-ever international Fellows invited as Alumni Seminar Leaders.
DKI APCSS Alumna and New Zealand Amb. Amanda Ellis (TSC 17-1) returned to the Center to visit the Fellows of CSC 22-3. On October 12, She presented her lecture on “Leveraging the Diversity Dividend: How inclusive action leads to sustainable development outcomes.” Her lecture underscored the importance of including women in solutions to issues such as climate change and planetary health. Following her remarks, one participating Fellow expressed his desire to not only have more women in the workforce but also to respect women in his culture. Ellis expressed her hope that other Fellows will return to their countries and [...]
Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new co-authored paper titled “How South Korea can contribute to the defense of Taiwan” published in the Washington Quarterly. According to Cho, “It remains unclear what South Korea can and should do in a Taiwan contingency. US-China competition is currently fiercest over this issue—it is the most likely potential cause of a great-power war between the two sides. Preventing this outcome through enhanced deterrence depends on the policies of US allies like South Korea. What can South Korea do to support US-led efforts, and what are the major hurdles in attaining deeper bilateral cooperation on [...]
In an exercise that embodied the security dynamics of the ever-evolving Indo-Pacific region, 103 Fellows participated in the Center's Great Game.
“U.S. Obsession with Old Dogma Facilitates a Chinese Quest for Pacific Control,” by Commodore Kazi Emdadul Haq, is the latest perspective paper for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus journal. Commodore Haq, a 35-year veteran of the Bangladesh Navy and a founding member of the Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD), provides a unique perspective on the security dynamics between Pacific powerhouses China and the United States. In his perspective, the United States’ focus on military operations in Islamic countries has caused some of its traditional partners in the Southwest Pacific to feel abandoned. China has taken advantage of this [...]
“Challenges of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” by Muggi Tuvdendarjaa (CSC 22-2 alumnus from Mongolia) is the latest article published for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus online journal. Abstract: The United Nations provides peace and security throughout the world and has countless achievements and experience in peacekeeping operations. Its main objectives are to maintain international peace and security, take actions collectively, and promote cooperation among the nations to support the resolution of the issues in the areas of economics, social, humanitarian, and human rights matters. It also acts as the main coordinator among the member nations in achieving these goals. According [...]
“Strategic Competition & Security Cooperation in the Blue Pacific” is the latest publication from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book explores the dynamic geopolitical pressures in the region and addresses how these pressures impact security architecture, relationships, and policy. Multidimensional security challenges, such as COVID-19, climate change, water and food, piracy, and maritime challenge, are deliberated upon and given policy recommendations. Its 17 contributors represent high-ranking individuals and experts who have geared the content for policymakers, security practitioners, and researchers. This book represents the third DKI APCSS publication on Oceania security. Previous publications on the topic [...]
Improving Pandemic Response with Military Tools: Using Enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
“Improving Pandemic Response With Military Tools: Using Enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance” is an article published in September 2022 that is part of a larger journal entitled Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness on the Cambridge University Press website. DKI APCSS faculty members Deon V. Canyon and Sebastian Kevany contributed to this paper. This article touches on some of the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world and how there is a need for “improved disease surveillance and health protection measures.” It is proposed that there be enhanced cooperation with the military and existing medical intelligence networks [...]
“Pacific Summit Is Biden's Chance to Demonstrate U.S. Soft Power” is an opinion article written by DKI APCSS faculty member Alexander Vuving and published in September 2022 on Nikkei Asia. This article introduces how the US is beginning to work in the Indo-Pacific region again and reach out to Pacific Island nations to strengthen diplomatic relations. Vuving also offers suggestions on how the U.S. and its allies should seek sustainable influence in the Pacific region. In addition, this paper provides a brief explanation of China’s approach to forming relations with other countries in the region as well as some of [...]