Exploring vulnerabilities in Papua New Guinea’s national security

By |2023-09-20T17:24:38-10:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

A recent paper by Francis Hualupmomi, Ph.D., published in Security Nexus and titled “System Perspective,” explores vulnerabilities in Papua New Guinea’s national security. The paper contends that these weaknesses are rooted in a complex governance structure with multiple stakeholders. Hualupmomi argues for a complex adaptive system that can swiftly respond to unforeseen challenges in an unstable security landscape. Read the the paper The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government.

Security Nexus paper on Northeast Asia’s Military Tech & South Korean Defense Implications

By |2023-08-18T13:35:24-10:00August 17th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , |

A recent Security Nexus paper titled “Emerging New Military Technologies in Northeast Asia and Implications for South Korean Defense Strategy” by retired Navy Captain Sukjoon Yoon, ROKN, highlights the escalating pursuit of advanced military technologies in Northeast Asia amid growing military disparities. The implications of new military technologies in Northeast Asia are uncertain. While they might fuel an arms race, the high costs and demographic considerations could push some countries towards arms control. New military technologies are reshaping South Korea’s defense policies. Following the Biden-Moon Summit in 2021, the ROK-US alliance has expanded its focus from North Korea to the [...]

Security Nexus article presents Germany’s Indo-Pacific strategy

By |2023-07-28T12:35:08-10:00July 28th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Looking for Direction: Germany in the Indo-Pacific” is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. Its author, Sandra Meerwein, a former DKI APCSS Research Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, presents a comprehensive overview of the German government’s recently implemented Indo-Pacific strategy. The major European and NATO ally recognizes that the Indo-Pacific is a region of consequence but is still working to increase its regional involvement while balancing its trade and diplomatic interests and relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Read the informative article [...]

A New Nexus Paper Calls for Strategic Clarity in U.S.-China Relations

By |2023-06-25T15:21:58-10:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , |

A Security Nexus paper by Army War College Fellow, Lt. Col. Jeffery C. Higgins, argues for the urgent need for Strategic Clarity in the U.S.’s approach to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) amid intensifying global power competition. Titled "Strategic Clarity: An Argument for Effective Deterrence," the paper warns of a looming military conflict due to the United States' current policy of Strategic Ambiguity, which the author critiques as increasingly ineffective and counterproductive. Lt. Col. Higgins underlines that a lack of coherent communication in the U.S.'s deterrence strategy has led to the PRC's emboldened stance and generated uncertainty among U.S. allies [...]

Security Nexus perspective paper on Unexplained Aerial Phenomena across The Indo-Pacific

By |2023-06-02T16:36:29-10:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Journal, news, Reiss|Tags: , |

“A Comparative Survey of Security Approaches toward Unexplained Aerial Phenomena across The Indo-Pacific” is the latest perspective paper for Security Nexus by John Reiss, the Center’s editor. The article details the recent rise in Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP) reports and takes a look at how different countries across the Indo-Pacific region approach the potential threats posed by them. Despite being regional rivals, countries like the United States, China, and Russia all seem to take similar approaches toward addressing individual UAP instances as well as how they analyze and study this intriguing mystery. Read the full article The views expressed [...]

A Security Nexus Report Article Focusing on Artificial Intelligence for Security Practitioners

By |2023-05-09T09:49:55-10:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news, Feller|Tags: , |

Major Brent Feller, United States Air Force Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), published a new report article for Security Nexus that explores the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to assist security practitioners in the Indo-Pacific region. In his paper, Maj. Feller demonstrates ChatGPT’s ability to provide succinct information on key security-related topics in the Indo-Pacific, such as maritime security and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. While AI can be a valuable tool for increasing knowledge and providing insights, Major Feller emphasizes that users must verify information from [...]

New Paper Urges Southeast Asian States to Strengthen National Biodefense Strategies in the Face of Emergent Infectious Diseases

By |2023-05-09T09:42:06-10:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Carter, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

The threat of emergent infectious diseases to global health security is a constant concern, and Southeast Asian (SEA) countries have been particularly vulnerable to such diseases due to their geographic location, population density, and limited resources. With the recent outbreaks of COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), H1N1 influenza, avian influenza, and the Zika virus, the need for agile national biodefense and biosurveillance systems and strategies has become more apparent than ever before. To address this issue, Professor Deon Canyon of Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Clinical Associate Professor Ryan of Baylor University have published a [...]

Mainstreaming Zoonotic Spillover Prevention at Source in National Action Planning for Health Security in Line with the Core Focus of One Health

By |2023-03-21T15:42:48-10:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , , |

“Mainstreaming Zoonotic Spillover Prevention at Source in National Action Planning for Health Security in Line with the Core Focus of One Health” is the latest perspective piece for Security Nexus. The authors, Dr. Noel Lee J. Miranda, a veterinarian specializing in global health security, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth G. Miranda, CEO of the Field Epidemiology Training Program Alumni Foundation in the Philippines bring a unique regional perspective on health security. Zoonotic spillover – diseases that spread from animals to humans – is a major health security concern, as exemplified by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the paper, the authors propose [...]

Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security

By |2022-12-09T17:26:42-10:00December 9th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security” is the latest research paper for Security Nexus, DKI APCSS’ academic journal. The author, Dr. J. Scott Hauger, is an environmental expert and former faculty member at DKI APCSS. According to his research, although sand and dust storms are familiar phenomena in Northeast Asia, extreme storm events in recent years have a strong impact on issues related to human security, including food, health, and infrastructure. Because major sand and dust storms do not adhere to national boundaries, countries in the region need to cooperate in preparing for their impact and [...]

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 [...]

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