APCSS Courses

Integrating Air and Missile Defense for America’s Pacific Homeland 

By |2024-07-02T16:45:29-10:00July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Courses, Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Taylor|Tags: , |

“Operation Noble Eagle–Pacific: Integrated Air and Missile Defense for America’s Pacific Homeland” is a new article by DKI APCSS’ US Navy Captain Joshua P. Taylor for Air University’s Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs.

CSC 24-2 Graduation: A Journey of Cooperation and Leadership

By |2024-06-24T13:09:09-10:00June 20th, 2024|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: |

“This part of my life is happiness,” said Divya Rai, reflecting on her experiences at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. Rai was among 123 Fellows from 40 countries who completed the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC24-2) course on June 18.

Inaugural Indo-Pacific Senior Enlisted Leaders SMEE Empowers Collaboration, Sets Stage for Stronger Regional Security 

By |2024-05-07T14:35:51-10:00May 7th, 2024|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

“The knowledge and connections we built here strengthen our region against the complex security challenges we face together,” remarked a participant as the inaugural Indo-Pacific Senior Enlisted Leaders Subject Matter Expert Exchange (IPSEL SMEE) drew to a close. This groundbreaking event, proposed by former USINDOPACOM Commander Admiral John Aquilino and Fleet Master Chief David Isom, united 55 senior enlisted advisors and leaders from 21 Indo-Pacific nations in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 15-19, 2024. 

Philippines and Vietnam Track 2 experts discuss shared challenges

By |2024-04-23T16:22:46-10:00April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Increasingly sophisticated competition in the Indo-Pacific requires countries to harness whole-of-society efforts to protect their interests and enhance resilience. The Philippines and Vietnam are two countries heavily exposed to coercive activities, particularly in the maritime, economic, and cognitive domains.

Senior Leaders Gain a New View of the Region at TSC 23-2

By |2024-01-09T15:21:13-10:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies recently graduated 27 Fellows from the Transnational Security Course (TSC) 23-2, closing out the Center’s slate of course offerings for the 2023 calendar year. From December 3-9, the senior leaders received lectures on crucial security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. DKI APCSS faculty shed light on topics such as the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy, China’s Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific, Cybersecurity, Maritime Security, and modernizing partner and alliance relationships. On Wednesday, the Fellows made an excursion to visit the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and met with USINDOPACOM Commander Admiral John Aquilino. Ms. Chere Arthur [...]

DKI APCSS hosts its largest in-person course with 157 Fellows

By |2023-11-20T12:07:09-10:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies recently concluded its Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 23-3, from Nov. 13-17. This event marked a milestone in the center’s history as its largest in-person course, with 157 Fellows participating. Holding the course entirely in person, moving away from previous virtual formats due to COVID-19, contributed to this record attendance.

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 [...]

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