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DKI APCSS Participated in the Galle Dialogues

By |2023-10-31T15:38:12-10:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Faculty, Conference, news, Media, Dialogue|Tags: , |

Earlier this month, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies participated in the annual Galle Dialogues.  Retired U.S. Navy Captain Wade Turvold, DKI APCSS Dean of Admissions and Business Operations, served as a moderator for the Maritime Domain Awareness panel at the conference. The 11th edition of the Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and Geopolitical Cartographer, was held October 12-13, 2023, in Sri Lanka. The central theme of this year's conference was "Emerging New Order in the Indian Ocean." Maritime representatives from 42 countries, along [...]

CSC 23-3: Fellows navigate uncertainty with courage 

By |2023-10-30T09:04:48-10:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , , , |

In a world marked by evolving geopolitical security challenges, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-3 in Honolulu, bringing together 108 Fellows from over 30 countries in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.According to course manager Dr. Sungmin Cho, the course was not just a platform for academic learning but a testament to the courage of its participants, who braved uncertainty with the looming threat of a possible government shutdown. “Even compared to [previous] Fellows, you are truly special and impressive because you survived the potential government shutdown,” said Cho [...]

Chinese Views of North Korea’s Uncertain Future

By |2023-10-20T13:51:10-10:00October 20th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news, Cho, Media|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho, professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, presented research during a program organized by The Korea Society. The research analyzed Chinese texts focusing on North Korea's regime stability, the country's uncertain future, and the potential unification of the Korean Peninsula. The research encompasses a review of 62 Chinese journal articles and 29 expert commentaries written by Chinese scholars. Cho explains how examining the writings of Chinese civilian scholars helps decipher Chinese strategic thinking despite censorship. Cho also provides an analytic framework for Beijing’s cost-benefit calculus regarding the potential unification of the Korean [...]

Hawaii community leaders support peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific   

By |2023-10-19T16:27:12-10:00October 19th, 2023|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Foundation for APCSS held its biannual meeting on October 12. The meeting was attended by Gen. (ret.) David Bramlett, Gerald “Jerry” Sumida, Betty Brow, Connie Lau, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Darryll Wong, and DKI APCSS Deputy Director Dick Sears. For 28 years, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) has played a crucial role in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Since 2000, the Center has received generous support from Hawaii’s local community through the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  A group of Hawaii’s business and community leaders created [...]

Take20 Podcast: What we are thinking about AI

By |2023-10-19T11:27:15-10:00October 19th, 2023|Categories: news, webinar, Media|Tags: , , |

Faculty from Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) discuss the risks and opportunities surrounding the application of artificial intelligence in warfare, peace, and everything in between. Maj. Tony Smith of the U.S. Army recently served as a military fellow at DKI APCSS. His latest article on artificial intelligence was published by the Civil Affairs Association, appearing in "Civil Affairs Issue Papers Vol. 9, 2022-23." Download here. Maj. Tony Smith, serves as a Civil Affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and holds a graduate degree from the Naval War College's Naval Command and Staff College. [...]

Security Nexus Perspective: Rethinking Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By |2023-10-10T23:34:40-10:00October 10th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

"Rethinking the Approach to Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific,” by Col. Jonathan B. Warr, is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. This insightful piece delves into the complex security dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region, emphasizing the challenges posed by China's advanced anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and the imperative of reevaluating security cooperation strategies. Colonel Warr's article highlights the need for innovative approaches to enhance the deterrence capabilities of the Joint Force, especially in the context of potential conflicts with China. Notably, the article discusses the importance of building partner capacity to ensure the prompt deployment of U.S. forces and [...]

Call for Papers: Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By |2023-11-14T08:23:19-10:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Courses, publication, news|

DKI APCSS welcomes written proposals from current and former faculty and visiting scholars to contribute book chapters to the publication of an edited volume commemorating the Center’s 30th anniversary in 2025. This volume will address issues of comprehensive security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific by considering (a) cooperative, strategic approaches to the Indo-Pacific, (b) competition for allies, partners, and regional architectures, (c) security challenges from China, North Korea, Russia, and violent extremist organizations, (d) security sector capacity building, good governance and reform, and the advancement of Women, Peace, Security (WPS), and (e) new developments and norms in domains of consequences, including critical [...]

Prof. Shyam Tekwani participates in Counterinsurgency Communication Strategy Masterclass

By |2023-09-28T10:59:26-10:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Workshop, news|Tags: |

Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Prof. Shyam Tekwani recently shared his expertise in the Communication Strategy Masterclass on Counterinsurgency held by the Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Management Office (DNEMO) from July 17-19, 2023. The workshop aimed to enhance the strategic communication capabilities within the defense and security sector by focusing on key aspects such as media literacy, stakeholder engagement, and crisis communication planning. Throughout the course, Prof. Tekwani emphasized the importance of critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability in the face of evolving global changes. [...]

Dr. Alex Vuving’s interview on High-Tech Supply Chains and the US-Vietnam Upgrade

By |2023-09-28T09:52:57-10:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , , |

In a recent interview with The Diplomat, Dr. Alexander Vuving, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, discussed the unexpected upgrade in U.S.-Vietnam relations. Contrary to expectations, the partnership skipped the “strategic partnership” level and was elevated to a “comprehensive strategic partnership.” Driven by the U.S.’s offer to transform Vietnam into a high-tech and semiconductor hub within U.S.-supported supply chains, this move is seen as a response to China’s growing power. The comprehensive strategic partnership benefits both nations. It signals equal footing for the U.S. with Vietnam’s long-time friends, China and Russia, and signifies Vietnam’s [...]

New Vuving OpEd on Vietnam’s strategic partnerships

By |2023-09-26T09:50:02-10:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , , |

“Vietnam needs more than an upgraded U.S. partnership” is a new OpEd written by Dr. Alexander Vuving for Nikkei Asia. In this opinion piece, Vuving looks at the history of Vietnam’s role in strategic partnerships. “Hanoi's web of strategic partnerships worked well in the post-Cold War era because of the geopolitical distance then between major powers. This no longer applies in the current situation of heightened strategic rivalries,” according to Vuving. “Hanoi needs a new safety net that suits the changed conditions of the present time.” Read the full article Alexander L. Vuving is a professor at the Daniel [...]

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