The Security Nexus | Webinar became a pivotal platform on Monday, December 4th, as it unraveled the complexities shaping the Indo-Pacific region. Focused on exploring China’s evolving security posture, the webinar shed light on the profound geopolitical dynamics between China and the United States.
Bailey selected as the new deputy director at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
Honolulu – Russell Bailey has been selected as the new deputy director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. A seasoned professional, Bailey has extensive executive-level service at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the Joint Staff, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and the National Security Council staff at the White House, as well as tours on two U.S. Embassy country teams (in Indonesia and Singapore). “I am humbled by the opportunity to join Rear Adm. (Ret.) Gumataotao and the DKI APCSS ohana as they continue to forge relationships across the Indo-Pacific, addressing the complex security [...]
In the second episode of Ke Kumu, Dr. Sebastian “Bas” Kevany discusses global health security in the Indo-Pacific region. Originally from Ireland, Bas joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021.
"Politics by Numbers: Plato's Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope?" by James R. Sullivan is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. The paper examines how countries shape media narratives before military actions, focusing on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and potential China-Taiwan conflict. Sentiment analysis shows Russia's domestic media sentiment toward Ukraine fell significantly pre-invasion but returned to earlier levels afterward. This shift might signal Russia's negotiation strategy or a sustained, lower-intensity conflict. In contrast, China's media sentiment toward Taiwan remains positive, avoiding the dehumanizing rhetoric Russia used against Ukraine, indicating different strategic narratives in the China-Taiwan context. [...]
The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption webinar is now online
The Security Nexus | Webinar on "The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption," held on November 20, 2023, tackled the profound intersections between climate change, environmental crises, and global security. Hosted by Dr. James Minnich, a distinguished professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the webinar featured a lineup of esteemed experts: Dr. Ethan Allen, Dr. Srini Sitaraman, and Dr. Sebastian Kevany, offering unique perspectives on the intricate ties between environmental disruptions and security challenges.
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies held the sixth iteration of its DKI Speaker Series on November 19, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippine President’s discussion resonated with the series' goal of fostering discussions on regional stability and security. He spoke to an auditorium of over 200 participants focusing on regional security challenges, the Philippines’ security situation, and the Philippine-U.S. alliance. President Marcos Jr. presented a donation to Hawaii to aid in the Maui fire recovery effort. Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke accepted the gift. [...]
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.
Join Professors James Minnich and Lami Kim in a captivating dialogue as they unravel the crucial theme of the “Nuclear Indo-Paciﬁc,” a region marked by six nuclear armed states and several threshold nuclear powers. Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking conversation that navigates the intricate dynamics and challenges shaping the nuclear landscape in one of the world’s most critical geopolitical areas. Gain valuable insights into the complexities deﬁning various nuclear scenarios in the Indo-Paciﬁc region. Don't miss your chance to be part of this enlightening conversation—register now to secure your spot and delve into the intricate world of the Nuclear Indo-Paciﬁc! [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) Speaker Series returns this Sunday, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. He will discuss regional developments, the Philippines’ security challenges, and the critical role of the Philippine-U.S. alliance in addressing issues and concerns to advance mutual interests in promoting peace and ensuring resilient, sustainable, and inclusive growth for the Filipino people.
In a recent article titled “Irregular Warfare: Undermining the CCP’s Dangerous and Illegal Activities in the Indo-Pacific,” Dr. Jeremiah “Lumpy” Lumbaca proposes a comprehensive irregular warfare strategy that could allow the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to disrupt the Chinese Communist Party’s malign activities and the networks that support them. The proposed strategy defines Political Warfare as a non-violent means to achieve national objectives. In contrast, Irregular Warfare is the military component focused on influencing populations and affecting legitimacy. Lumbaca outlines four strategic focus areas: Shaping the environment: Initiatives include countering adversarial propaganda, developing military capacities, and building information operations. Denying sanctuary: [...]