Politics by Numbers: Counting Plato’s Shadows

By |2022-11-28T16:17:00-10:00November 26th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

James Sullivan is currently a non-resident Visiting Scholar at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and is pursuing an ALM in International Relations from Harvard Extension School. His paper analyzes China's use of tone when addressing various security issues relevant to the Indo-Pacific region. His paper leverages Natural Language Processing techniques applied to the GDELT database to quantify tones expressed on a variety of topics, targeting a range of both internal and external audiences. His paper show four facts: 1) China only began telling a more negative narrative regarding the United States post the beginning of the [...]

U.S. Obsession with Old Dogma Facilitates a Chinese Quest for Pacific Control

By |2022-10-18T12:43:46-10:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“U.S. Obsession with Old Dogma Facilitates a Chinese Quest for Pacific Control,” by Commodore Kazi Emdadul Haq, is the latest perspective paper for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus journal. Commodore Haq, a 35-year veteran of the Bangladesh Navy and a founding member of the Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD), provides a unique perspective on the security dynamics between Pacific powerhouses China and the United States. In his perspective, the United States’ focus on military operations in Islamic countries has caused some of its traditional partners in the Southwest Pacific to feel abandoned. China has taken advantage of this [...]

Challenges of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

By |2022-10-07T15:55:28-10:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Challenges of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” by Muggi Tuvdendarjaa (CSC 22-2 alumnus from Mongolia) is the latest article published for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus online journal. Abstract: The United Nations provides peace and security throughout the world and has countless achievements and experience in peacekeeping operations. Its main objectives are to maintain international peace and security, take actions collectively, and promote cooperation among the nations to support the resolution of the issues in the areas of economics, social, humanitarian, and human rights matters. It also acts as the main coordinator among the member nations in achieving these goals. According [...]

Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict

By |2022-06-03T17:12:33-10:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|

“Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict” by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitaraman, is the latest paper for Security Nexus. In this paper, Sitaraman discusses clashes along the India-China border in the summer of 2002 during the early peak of the COVID-19 pandemic According to the author, since the clash “the political and military relationship between India and China rapidly deteriorated. India and China have aggressively fortified the border areas and they arerapidly building military structures along the border areas that include the construction of access roads, bunkers, helipads, ammo depots, and placement of artillery. Indian Army Chief General [...]

The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy 

By |2022-06-03T10:45:43-10:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy” by James Sullivan is the latest paper written for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. In his paper, Sullivan says that “the world is at a crossroads is true, but not in the way it is popularly understood.” He states, “Peer competitors to the United States, such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), talk about “changes not seen in a century” and describe this crossroad as an opportunity to change the nature of the international order. Their proposed order devolves power across multiple players and spheres of influence, with a new [...]

A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.

By |2022-06-01T15:15:13-10:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , |

Dr. Sebastian Kevany has a new article published in the Globalization and Health Journal titled, “A case-based approach to teaching epidemic and pandemic-related global health diplomacy and security in African countries.” Written with Shayanne Martin and Mike Reid, the article examines a half-day, satelite workshop that took place in Lagos, Nigeria. Utilizing a problem-based learning approach, the workshop provided 100+ participants instruction on global health diplomacy and security. Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, [...]

In Support of Hospital Ships:  A Need for Reform, not Rejection  

By |2022-03-22T16:42:26-10:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , |

“In Support of Hospital Ships:  A Need for Reform, not Rejection “is a new paper for Security Nexus by Sebastian Kevany, Michael S. Baker, Deon Canyon, Al Shimkus, Wade Turvold, Mark Middleton, and Amy Russell. According to the paper, “despite past successes, the hospital ship program has come under fire - metaphorically speaking - for being expensive, ineffective, and occasionally, critics say, even unhelpful or counterproductive. “ Despite critics calling for an end to hospital ships, the authors recommends reforms for the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship program. They recommend that multiple, smaller, faster, and accessible hospital ships be developed for 21st [...]

The Education Agenda: Enabling Meaningful Participation of Women in Peace and Security

By |2022-02-03T14:48:25-10:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“The Education Agenda: Enabling Meaningful Participation of Women in Peace and Security” is the latest Security Nexus paper by Dr. Saira Yamin. This paper brings the importance of women's meaningful participation in building peace and security into sharp focus.   Acknowledging global trends in security sectors where gender inclusion is steadily advancing, it calls for increased and dedicated efforts to build women's capacities. “Integrating education agendas in National Action Plans aligned with UNSCR 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace, and Security offers a way forward,” says Yamin in her paper. “Ideally, capacity-building efforts would focus on the following objectives: (i) Building a critical [...]

Bangladesh at 50: The Rise of A Bangladesh That Can Say No  

By |2022-01-06T16:23:16-10:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: |

“Bangladesh at 50: The Rise of a Bangladesh that can say no” is a new Security Nexus article written by DKI APCSS alumna Dr. Lailufar Yasmin, a professor at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.     Abstract: Bangladesh celebrated its 50 years of independence in 2021. Since October 2020, as Bangladesh’s per capita income increased beyond that of India, it has gained international attention about its success and has become a center of analysis as to why. This article argues that the existing analyses misses the notion that Bangladesh’s internal economic success is very much connected with its foreign policy choices. Gradually, within 50 years of its existence, Bangladesh [...]

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