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From Senegal to Staff Sergeant: Coulibaly Promoted in U.S. Army Ceremony

By |2023-04-24T10:57:01-10:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: news, spotlight|Tags: , , |

On March 30, Ouleye Coulibaly (pronounced oo-lay coo-lee-bal-ee) was promoted to Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in a ceremony held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Her promotion was celebrated by more than 50 staff and faculty members, and also included her husband, Abdou, and her two-year-old son, Muhammad.  Coulibaly’s journey started in the westernmost part of Africa. Born in Dakar, Senegal, she spent her childhood going to school twice daily, once in the morning and again in the late-afternoon. Throughout the week she took additional classes to learn the Quran and read Arabic. [...]

DKI APCSS Military Fellow publishes paper on AI and Civil-Military Operations

By |2023-04-17T15:46:10-10:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, news, Smith|Tags: , |

“Civil-Military Operations in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” a research paper by Maj. Tony Smith was recently published in the Ninth Volume of the Civil Affairs Issue Papers. This paper, which explores the nuances of Artificial Intelligence’s impact on Civil Affairs Operations, represents a small but meaningful step in our understanding of how technology is transforming aspects of modern warfare. Summary: The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the next major offset technology transforming the character of war. In 2018, the Department of Defense rolled out its AI strategy, largely ignoring risks and external factors that make AI's arrival [...]

Balancing Economic Security: Insights from Alumnus Col. Mendee Jargalsaikhan

By |2023-04-14T15:04:46-10:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Alumni, news, Media|Tags: , , |

Alumnus Col. Mendee Jargalsaikhan is the Deputy Director for Mongolia's Institute for Strategic Studies of the National Security Council. He is a graduate of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 23-1 course and the Executive Course 01-2. "The biggest security challenge for Mongolia is economic security issues. The neighbor in the north has a war in Europe. Our trade with European countries has been cut. We have increased dependence on China’s economy for its markets, infrastructure, and logistics. It’s a challenge for Mongolia to think about reducing our dependency on both neighbors and how to increase the self-sufficiency of the country. [...]

Alumnus Erich Meier Jr. Completes Fellowship Project Focusing on Human Rights

By |2023-04-18T13:25:11-10:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: Alumni, news, Media|Tags: , , , |

Erich Meier Jr. graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course in March of 2022. While he was eager to complete his Fellow’s Project on maritime security, he soon discovered that his project would have to change. After the course, Bangladesh officials notified him that his planned symposium on maritime security had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Determined not to give up on his Fellows Project, he created a new project to host a symposium on human rights during the early stages of detention. His project was titled "2nd Asia Pacific Police Colloquium." After approval from [...]

Currents Magazine: Celebrating Face-to-Face Engagements and Collaborations

By |2023-04-12T13:42:43-10:00April 12th, 2023|Categories: publication, news|Tags: |

We are pleased to announce the latest issue of Currents Magazine, emphasizing the theme of "Connecting in Person" and documenting achievements from July 1 to December 31, 2022. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prioritized in-person engagements with our global alumni network. DKI APCSS reconnected with alumni in various countries, including Japan, Nepal, and Canada. Our faculty participated in public forums and strategic studies programs, which served to fortify connections and revitalize relationships. In Honolulu, the Comprehensive Security Cooperation course experienced a notable increase in capacity, hosting 150 international Fellows. The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course saw the graduation [...]

Wade Turvold Participates in DSCA/Regional Centers Panel at Sea Air Space Conference

By |2023-04-11T12:40:57-10:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Turvold|Tags: , , , , |

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League's 2023 Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition in Washington. The DSCA serves as an executive agent for six regional security centers, central to national security. The panel focused on the crucial role that these centers play in intellectual security cooperation, fostering relationships with allies and partners, and building future leaders. Turvold highlighted the center's unique mission to maintain relationships with allies, [...]

Enhancing Security Cooperation: Indo-Pacific Course Empowers Fellows with Critical Thinking Skills

By |2023-05-01T11:37:18-10:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-1 offered Fellows the opportunity to network while gaining insight into critical security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Fellows explored topics such as Maritime Security in the South China Sea, the effects of climate change, Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Misinformation and Disinformation, and Economic Security. This iteration of CSC featured an increased emphasis on building critical thinking skills. The course management team, led by Professor Sam Mullins, reviewed the previous course, and found a need to dedicate more time to critical thinking skills. They revamped the critical thinking lecture and placed it at the [...]

New Vuving OpEd on China’s role as a peacemaker 

By |2023-04-04T14:54:52-10:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

“Ukraine shows how China will not get far posing as a peacemaker” is a new OpEd by Alexander Vuving for Nikkei Asia. According to Vuving: “In offering its Ukraine peace initiative, China is capitalizing on the world's hopes for bringing the conflict to an end and restoring stability to global food and energy markets. On the surface at least, Chinese President Xi Jinping has more leverage than virtually anyone to bring to bear on Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. “Thus, when Xi traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian leader last week, there were high hopes that [...]

New Paper Urges Southeast Asian States to Strengthen National Biodefense Strategies in the Face of Emergent Infectious Diseases

By |2023-05-09T09:42:06-10:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Carter, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

The threat of emergent infectious diseases to global health security is a constant concern, and Southeast Asian (SEA) countries have been particularly vulnerable to such diseases due to their geographic location, population density, and limited resources. With the recent outbreaks of COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), H1N1 influenza, avian influenza, and the Zika virus, the need for agile national biodefense and biosurveillance systems and strategies has become more apparent than ever before. To address this issue, Professor Deon Canyon of Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Clinical Associate Professor Ryan of Baylor University have published a [...]

A New Workshop Aims to Modernize the Indo-Pacific’s Security Architecture

By |2023-03-23T11:01:56-10:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

A new workshop, "Adapting Alliances, Partnerships, and Regional Security Architecture," hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), aims to modernize the security architecture in the Indo-Pacific. From February 6-10, 24 mid-level officials from 13 nations and three regional organizations participated in the workshop. The participants included the United States, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants represented a demographic of mid-level officials whose responsibilities included alliance management, regional affairs, defense policy and plans, and foreign affairs. At the program's start, a [...]

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