Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 23: China’s Strategic Culture: Confucianism or Realpolitik?

By |2024-07-19T09:03:39-10:00July 10th, 2024|Categories: Minnich, news, webinar, Media, Feller|Tags: , |

Embark on an illuminating journey into the heart of China’s Strategic Culture: Confucianism or Realpolitik? Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of how the ancient wisdom of Confucianism continues to weave its threads into China’s contemporary geopolitical strategies.

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 4: China’s Perspective of Indo-Pacific Security

By |2024-01-12T14:30:05-10:00December 8th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Sitaraman, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: , , , , |

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.

Politics by Numbers: Plato’s Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope

By |2023-11-29T17:17:57-10:00November 29th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

"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 Perspective: Rethinking Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By |2023-10-10T23:34:40-10:00October 10th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

"Rethinking the Approach to Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific,” by Col. Jonathan B. Warr, is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. This insightful piece delves into the complex security dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region, emphasizing the challenges posed by China's advanced anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and the imperative of reevaluating security cooperation strategies. Colonel Warr's article highlights the need for innovative approaches to enhance the deterrence capabilities of the Joint Force, especially in the context of potential conflicts with China. Notably, the article discusses the importance of building partner capacity to ensure the prompt deployment of U.S. forces and [...]

Every Taiwan Citizen a Resistance Member: Preparing for a Chinese Occupation

By |2023-09-15T12:53:12-10:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, External Publications, Lumbaca, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Jeremiah “Lumpy” Lumbaca, has a new article entitled “Every Taiwan Citizen a Resistance Member: Preparing for a Chinese Occupation” published by the Modern War Institute at West Point.  In the article, Lumbaca creates a scenario where the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has successfully invaded and occupied Taiwan, despite previous predictions that such an invasion would be too costly for China. The Chinese occupation is extensive, with forces present in all aspects of Taiwanese life. The situation is compared to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, highlighting the unpredictability of autocrats' actions. Lumbaca emphasizes the importance of preparing Taiwan's civilian population for potential resistance against [...]

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 [...]

New Policy Brief on China’s Nuclear Modernization and Northeast Asian Security

By |2023-07-31T15:56:49-10:00July 31st, 2023|Categories: Faculty Articles, Kim, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

In a new policy brief published in the ASIA-Pacific Leadership network, DKI APCSS Prof. Lami Kim examines the implications of China’s nuclear weapons build-up on Northeast Asian security. Kim argues that the threat lies less in direct nuclear risk to the US homeland and more in the potential impact on vital US interests in the region, including the increased risk of an emboldened invasion of Taiwan and possible nuclear arms pursuits by Japan and South Korea. Kim suggests strengthening deterrence measures, enhancing transparency, and establishing viable crisis management mechanisms to mitigate these risks. Read the Policy Brief The views [...]

Lukas Filler

By |2023-03-13T16:33:47-10:00March 13th, 2023|Tags: , |

Dr. Lukas Filler joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in December 2022. He brings to the center over fifteen years' experience leading and conducting research as well as advising USG senior leaders on the strategic logic and implications of PRC decisions and behavior. Dr. Filler was previously a Senior Advisor (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as well as the Acting Director, China Strategic Focus Group at the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) where he led a $125M program of record. Prior to this, he co-led the conceptualization and formation [...]

Has China’s Economic Development Led to the Democratization of China?

By |2023-01-06T14:27:10-10:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: Faculty Articles, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Dr.Sungmin Cho has published a new article titled “Does China’s Case Falsify Modernization Theory? Interim Assessment,” in the Journal of Contemporary China. Using the political science theory of modernization, Dr. Cho revisits the question of whether China's economic development has brought democratic changes in China or not. While the modernization theory suggests that economic development should lead to democratization, many analysts have claimed that China has not made democratic progress at all, despite its economic growth. By comparing these two competing perspectives and examining the evidence behind each assessment, Dr.Cho argues that there has been a certain degree of democratic [...]

Vietnam’s Approach to China: Bamboo Diplomacy with Neo-tributary Characteristics

By |2023-08-08T13:32:59-10:00December 3rd, 2022|Categories: Vuving, news|Tags: , , |

This article discusses China’s efforts in strengthening China-Vietnam relations and Vietnam’s use of bamboo diplomacy to keep China at arm’s length without coming across as an adversary. According to Vuving, Vietnam’s Communist Party chief, Nguyen Phu Trong, used bamboo as a metaphor to advocate for a foreign policy “that combines flexibility in tactics and firmness in principles, thus resulting in resilience.”

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