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.

Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 14: The Great Game of Digital Dominance

By |2024-05-07T15:40:04-10:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, hemmings, webinar, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

Technology is reshaping the global order. Nations no longer compete solely through military might but through technological dominance. From semiconductors to artificial intelligence, control of critical and emerging technologies (CET) translates into economic power, national security, and global influence. Join our webinar, “The Great Game of Digital Dominance,” featuring Professor John Hemmings and hosted by Professor James Minnich, for expert insights into the escalating tech rivalry and its profound implications for the future. Key Questions: How does the past shape the US-China tech conflict? • Where does China lead… and where does the US maintain an edge? Can China [...]

Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 13: Competing in the Gray Zone

By |2024-05-06T11:01:28-10:00April 24th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, Mullins, webinar, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

The world is changing. Are your strategies? Nations are vying for dominance in the Gray Zone – a shadowy realm of covert operations, cyber-attacks, and relentless disinformation campaigns waged below the level of open warfare. Join us for the Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 13: “Competing in the Gray Zone” to explore this evolving threat landscape and how it’s reshaping global power with Professor Sam Mullins and host Professor James Minnich Key questions we’ll address: Why are nations flocking to the Gray Zone? How has technology transformed these tactics into even greater threats? What are Russia’s and China’s distinct [...]

Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 12: Bolster Resilience and Restore Trust in the Information Environment

By |2024-04-10T13:48:05-10:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, Kunce, webinar, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

Confronting a Tumultuous Information Landscape In an era where falsehoods spread faster than the truth, Security Nexus Webinar Episode 12 addressed the urgent need for societal resilience and the restoration of trust within our Information Environment. Led by Colonel James Minnich (Retired) and featuring Professor Beth Kunce, the discussion offered practical strategies to counter misinformation, protect citizens, and build an ethical, trustworthy digital landscape. 

Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca Reviews “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre” by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna

By |2024-03-28T16:14:40-10:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

March 2024 – Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca provides an insightful review of “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International Community” by counterterrorism expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna. The book, published by Penguin Books, delves into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, analyzing the radicalization process and the resilience of the Sri Lankan people. Lumbaca, a retired US Army Green Beret professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, commends Gunaratna’s in-depth research and personalized narrative approach. The review highlights the book’s exploration of the Salafi-Wahhabism ideology, the attackers’ motivations, and the unity and courage shown [...]

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 11: North Korea: Beyond the Headlines – Unveil the Reality with Glyn Ford

By |2024-03-11T15:20:23-10:00March 11th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

In the latest episode of the Security Nexus Webinar, viewers were treated to an enlightening discussion that ventured deep into the heart of North Korea’s complex socio-political landscape. Episode 11, titled “North Korea beyond the Headlines, Unveiling the Reality with Glyn Ford,” was expertly navigated by host James Minnich, a retired Colonel of the United States Army and a distinguished professor at DKI APCSS. North Korea, often depicted through a lens of hostility and isolation, was dissected beyond its typical portrayal, revealing the intricacies that underpin its actions on the global stage. The webinar emphasized the importance of [...]

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 10: Australia’s First Female Commando: A Tale of Resilience

By |2024-03-13T16:47:24-10:00March 11th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

Discover Lt. Col. Robyn Fellowes' early life on a Queensland farm, her path to becoming the first Australian woman to earn the Commando Green Beret, and her extensive global operational experiences. We'll explore her pivotal role as a military gender adviser, her influence in shaping the role of women in the military, insights from her memoir "Wings of Change," and her invaluable advice for aspiring leaders. Lt Col Robyn Fellowes (Recommended on March 11, 2024) “Winning the Peace: Profiles of Australian Gender Advisors on Military Operations” by Group Captain (Dr) Deanne ‘Dee’ Gibbon, CSC OAM (Australian Defence Organisation, 2023) https://www.defence.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-10/Winning-the-Peace-Profiles-of-Australian-Gender-Advisors-on-Military-Operations.pdf [...]

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 9: Fishing for Security from Sea Slavery

By |2024-02-28T15:10:31-10:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

By James M. Minnich  The vast expanse of the Indo-Pacific conceals a dark secret: sea slavery, a human rights crisis entwined with unsustainable fishing practices. From idyllic coastlines to the open ocean, forced labor, abuse, and environmental destruction cast a long shadow. This issue is not just a humanitarian tragedy; it erodes global security, fueling instability, crime, and even regional conflict.  In Episode 9 of the Security Nexus Webinar, we embarked on a deep dive into this shadowy world with seasoned maritime expert Ms. Anny Barlow. Her journey from commercial fisher to passionate advocate shed light on the [...]

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 8: Myanmar: Three Years of Conflict, What’s Next?

By |2024-03-04T13:16:38-10:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: Byrd, Minnich, news, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: , |

By James M. Minnich Nestled in Southeast Asia, Myanmar’s story unfolds like a tapestry woven with threads of hope and resilience, yet darkened by the shadows of ongoing conflict. From the vibrant heart of Honolulu, Hawaii, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted the 8th episode of its Security Nexus | Webinar on February 12th, titled “Myanmar: Three Years of Conflict, What’s Next?” This episode, hosted by retired U.S. Army Colonel and Professor James Minnich, took a deep dive into Myanmar’s prolonged conflict and pondered the future paths the country might take. The webinar featured Professor [...]

New Insight on Maritime Domain Awareness Initiatives in ASEAN Region

By |2024-02-02T10:07:01-10:00February 2nd, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

Hoang Do, Research Official at the East Sea Institute, Vietnam, and CSC 22-1 DKI APCSS alumnus, has released a Security Nexus perspective paper titled "Popular MDA Initiatives and Implications for ASEAN." This paper examines the impact of increasing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) programs on ASEAN countries. The paper highlights the dual nature of MDA initiatives: while offering ASEAN an enhanced ability to combat maritime crimes and address "gray zone" challenges, they also raise concerns regarding national security, sovereignty, and technical compatibility. Hoang Do suggests a need for a strategic MDA approach within ASEAN, focusing on transparency, inclusivity, and long-term data-analysis [...]

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