Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 15: The Philippines Builds Security, Faces Challenges

By |2024-05-22T15:32:33-10:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Watson, Minnich, news, webinar, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

In a rapidly changing Indo-Pacific, understanding the Philippines’ strategic decisions is critical for policymakers, military leaders, and anyone invested in regional stability. The Philippines, a crucial player, faces a dynamic security landscape shaped by historical alliances and modern partnerships like the recent trilateral summit. As the nation navigates complex regional shifts, including China’s assertiveness, it leans on partners like Japan.

Modernizing US Alliance for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2021-08-02T14:57:29-10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson has written a chapter on “Modernizing U.S. Alliances for Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific” for a new Pacific Forum publication, Issues & Insights Vol. 21, SR 2 — Advancing a Rules-based Maritime Order in the Indo-Pacific, which is now available online. In an excerpt from her chapter, Watson states that: “The U.S. alliance system was a post-World War II ‘strategic innovation’ credited with successfully protecting U.S. global and national interests for over seven decades. Today, however, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the hub-and-spokes system in Asia have lost their edge and are struggling to [...]

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

By |2020-10-15T12:22:18-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Allen, Turvold, Vuving, Wieninger, Tekwani, Watson, Byrd, Minnich, Burgoyne, DKI APCSS, publication, news, Mullins, Sitaraman, hemmings, Miyamoto|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center created this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific,” to highlight important issues in the Indo-Pacific region. This book provides a tour d’horizon of the most consequential issues that are defining the global and regional security landscape in the Indo-Pacific. With hindsight, insight, and foresight in each of its chapters, the book offers a perspective to see this landscape in its dynamic making and re-making. Download the Digital Book Edited by Dr. Alexander L. Vuving, [...]

The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics

By |2020-06-09T16:52:12-10:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“The Post-COVID19 World: Globalization with Different Characteristics” is a new paper co-authored by DKI APCSS professors Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. This OpEd speculates on how trade strategies combined with US-China strategic competition and the ongoing economic decoupling of the world’s top two economies may redefine the nature of post-COVID19 globalization. Excerpt: For the first time in recent history, a decoupling process features two countries upholding opposing political ideologies that inform their respective visions of world order. In effect, the economic decoupling also draws an ideological line of separation between the US and China. Read [...]

Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same

By |2020-06-08T12:35:40-10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]

Post-Hague: The Philippines and Strategic Balance

By |2016-07-27T11:13:53-10:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Watson| By Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson “Post-Hague: The Philippines and Strategic Balance” is a new policy brief written by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson. In her brief, Dr. Watson does a preliminary examination of the new Philippine leaders approach to foreign policy specifically of the new challenges and opportunities this has created. The strategic balance, according to Dr. Watson, “might well be the underpinning for President Duterte’s strategic stance: first, between domestic and international interests, and second, between the United States and China.” The brief was published as part of Rising Powers Initiative. The Initiative is hosted by the Sigur [...]

Dr. Watson contributes chapter to book on emerging technology – Dr. Virginia Bacay-Watson

By |2017-03-09T11:26:28-10:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Watson, External Publications|

DKI APCSS associate professor Dr. Virginia Bacay-Watson has contributed a chapter to a new book entitled “Emerging Critical Technologies and Security in the Asia-Pacific.” According to the publisher’s abstract, the book looks at how “the proliferation of advanced militarily relevant technologies in the Asia-Pacific over the past few decades has been a significant, and perhaps even alarming, development. This volume addresses how such technologies may affect military capabilities and military advantage in the region.” Watson’s chapter is entitled “Off-setting the Impacts of Emerging Critical Technology” and focuses on how nations can off-set the high costs of technology. The book edited by [...]

Exploring Resource Security Policy and Green Science & Technology in Asia

By |2014-04-03T12:42:32-10:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: College, Watson|

The scientific and technological dimensions of resource scarcity challenges and how governments are looking for ways to meet these challenges are examined in a paper by Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson called  “Resource Security and Green Science & Technology Policy in Asia.” In her paper, Watson states that “with their focus on advancing green capabilities, the emerging economies of Asia will become major sources of indigenous, clean-technology innovations.” She also discusses how strategic alliances’ coalescing around scarce resources is distinctly different from an alliance based solely on capacities. While the vulnerabilities and risks of green economies have yet to be studied, Watson [...]

APCSS Faculty releases a publication entitle ‘Interface of Science, Technology & Security’

By |2015-10-26T11:17:12-10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Faculty Articles, Malik, Wieninger, Watson, KNankivell, Hauger|

Faculty from the  Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies recently released a publication entitled "Interface of Science, Technology & Security." Dr. Virginia Watson edited the publication and Dr. Mohan Malik, Prof. Kerry Nankivell, Dr. Scott Hauger and Dr. William Wieninger all contributed. For a complete breakdown of the publication by chapter, click here. -END-

Two APCSS professors selected to present at Asia Policy Assembly

By |2014-08-29T16:11:12-10:00June 1st, 2010|Categories: Faculty, Faculty Articles, Vuving, Watson|

APCSS professors  Virginia Watson and  Alexander Vuving  will present papers at the Asia Policy Assembly, an inaugural conference of the National Asia Research Program.  The two day conference will be held in Washington, D.C., June 17-18. Dr. Watson  will be presenting her paper entitled “Getting Blue and Ready: Water Governance in Asia.”  Dr. Vuving   will present his paper entitled “The Transformation of Vietnam’s Behavior and its Lessons for Policy Toward Recalcitrant States.” […]

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