The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) rolled out a new virtual workshop called the Senior Fellow Workshop (SFW) 21-1, and was held from June 22-24.

The online workshop – using a “3×3” format  (three hours for three days) – convened 28 senior security practitioners representing 26 countries from the Indo-Pacific region and four international organizations including the ASEAN Secretariat, Interpol, the American Red Cross and the Bali Process.

According to Workshop Manager Dr. Virginia Watson, the intent of the workshop was to provide a virtual venue to a better understanding of pressing transnational security issues of common concern to countries in the Indo-Pacific region, and to provide an opportunity to find ways to enhance regional cooperation and collaboration.

The intensive, interactive engagement covered topics including the U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration, geopolitics, COVID-19, climate change, and the gray zone operations.