Date: Jan. 16, 2024 South Asia, a region of profound significance with its intricate geopolitical dynamics, took center stage in the Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 6, titled “Power Play in South Asia,” held on January 16th, 2024. Hosted by Professor James Minnich and featuring esteemed guest Professor Shyam Tekwani, this webinar delved into the complexities of a region on the cusp of pivotal elections. South Asia is at a critical juncture, with recent or upcoming national elections in several countries, including Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India. These elections bear substantial importance not only for the [...]
DKI APCSS’ Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd recently briefed the Members of Japan’s Upper House on the current situation in Myanmar. The meeting was convened and hosted by MP Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee to Support Myanmar Democracy; Chair of the General Meeting of Democratic Party Diet Members; a former Minister of Finance; and Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science & Technology. The meeting was held at the Diet on Dec. 9, 2023. She also briefed the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau/ Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Byrd provided [...]
From DKI APCSS in Honolulu, Hawaii, we bring you the latest Security Nexus | Webinar highlights! Hosted by Professor James Minnich, the webinar delved into the intricate nuclear landscape of the Indo-Pacific, featuring Dr. Lami Kim, an esteemed expert in nuclear proliferation and Northeast Asian security.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 3: The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption
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. [...]