As we enter a new year, I am pleased to introduce Volume 25 of Security Nexus. Over the years, Security Nexus has provided an invaluable platform for rigorous discourse, insightful analysis, and the exchange of ideas among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. Last year, we started the Security Nexus webinar series, where the subject matter experts at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies present their expertise on all matters related to regional security. You can look forward to more insight from the Center’s faculty through this ongoing series, as well as research reports, perspective papers, and other comments from our faculty, alumni, and security experts across the Indo-Pacific region.

In this ever-evolving global landscape, where challenges and opportunities are intricately interconnected, it becomes imperative to adapt and anticipate emerging security paradigms. Authors who meet the journal’s qualifications for submission are encouraged to send their papers. Submissions may encompass any aspect related to Indo-Pacific security studies, including but not limited to:

  • Geopolitical Dynamics: Assessments of regional power balances, evolving alliances, and the impact of global actors on the Indo-Pacific security landscape.
  • Technology and Security: Exploration of the role of emerging technologies, cyber threats, and the implications of advancements in artificial intelligence and space exploration.
  • Transnational Challenges: Analyses of non-traditional security threats, such as climate change, pandemics, and terrorism, and their implications for regional stability.
  • Human Security: Examining issues affecting human well-being, including health security, humanitarian crises, and the intersection of security and development.

Security Nexus is not only a platform for disseminating knowledge but also a space for fostering dialogue and collaboration. We encourage readers to actively engage with the content and contribute to the ongoing discussions on our social media platforms.

We look forward to another year of thought-provoking analysis, robust debate, and meaningful contributions to the field of international security. Together, let us navigate the challenges and opportunities that define the ever-evolving landscape of the Indo-Pacific.

Thank you for your continued support.

John E. Reiss
Editor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies