Faculty members attend the fourth Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue

By |2022-11-07T11:52:39-10:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Outreach, Forman, Canyon, news, Dialogue|Tags: , |

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.”

How South Korea Can Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan

By |2022-10-24T15:22:36-10:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

DKI APCSS Releases Book on Oceania Security

By |2022-10-25T09:03:06-10:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Canyon, publication, news, kevany, Long|Tags: , |

“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

By |2022-10-07T15:58:00-10:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“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

By |2022-10-24T09:09:48-10:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

“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 [...]

Report on China’s Influence on the Freely Associated States of the Northern Pacific

By |2022-09-23T10:31:27-10:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Courses, Forman, publication, news|Tags: |

This paper highlights some of the moves China is making in the Indo-Pacific region to ascertain more influence as well as provides an overview of the significance of US relations with the Freely Associated States (FAS).

Another Strategic Error from Myanmar’s Military Junta

By |2022-08-01T08:21:10-10:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, Byrd, news|Tags: , , |

On Monday morning (July 25, 2022), Myanmar’s military junta released the news that they executed four political prisoners who were leaders in the movement for democracy. Social media went into over-drive expressing outrage, sorrow, and defiance against the military junta. Domestically and internationally, communities swiftly condemned the unjust execution of the democracy movement leaders.  

Dr. Sungmin Cho Presents at the 22nd Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul

By |2022-07-21T08:25:55-10:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, Cho|Tags: , |

On July 14, DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho joined a panel of experts to discuss North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.  In his remarks Dr. Cho presented his analyses on (1) the Chinese view of North Korea’s military provocations in 2022, (2) the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Korean Peninsula, and (3) the possibility of North Korea’s 7th nuclear test. The session included panelists Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Ankit Panda, Senior Fellow of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Markus Garlauskas, nonresident [...]

The Uprising in Sri Lanka

By |2022-07-18T14:54:11-10:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, Tekwani, news|Tags: , , |

By Shyam Tekwani The denouement came with big screaming headlines, "Sri Lanka's President Flees country on a military jet." For the youth and women-led 'Janatha Aragalaya' (People's Struggle), like so many in the island nation, the political obituary of the Rajapaksa clan-led government, in a manner so undignified, is seen as the first step in their months-long demand for good governance. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the 73-year-old retired lieutenant colonel, had built his reputation on being efficient and ruthless as de facto head of the military, under his elder brother President Mahinda Rajapaksa, by exterminating the Tamil separatist movement after 26 years [...]

Propellants of DPR Korea’s Arms Buildup

By |2022-06-30T15:41:45-10:00June 29th, 2022|Categories: Minnich, news|Tags: , |

“Propellants of DPR Korea’s Arms Buildup” is the latest article by Dr. James Minnich. It was recently published by the Korea Institute for Military Strategy (KIMS). Is North Korea a small great power? In the article, Minnich reviews the different propellants that are driving North Korea to build up its arms. He presented a three-model framework of neorealist security, domestic politics, and normative symbols. According to Minnich, “If cooperative options remain to arrest Pyongyang’s buildup of strategic and nuclear arms, the requisite will be the task to understand those propellants.” The article is available online in both Korean and English. [...]

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