“Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security” is the latest research paper for Security Nexus, DKI APCSS’ academic journal. The author, Dr. J. Scott Hauger, is an environmental expert and former faculty member at DKI APCSS. According to his research, although sand and dust storms are familiar phenomena in Northeast Asia, extreme storm events in recent years have a strong impact on issues related to human security, including food, health, and infrastructure. Because major sand and dust storms do not adhere to national boundaries, countries in the region need to cooperate in preparing for their impact and [...]
There is a timely opportunity to initiate new projects between the U.S. and partner nations to prepare for and manage the impacts of climate change.
“U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea” is a new essay by DKI APCSS professors Dr. John Hemmings and Prof. Wade Turvold published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) in its special report, “Murky Waters in the East China Sea Chinese Gray-Zone Operations and U.S.-Japan Alliance Coordination.” The essay examines the role of the U.S. in gray-zone contingencies in the East China Sea in the context of alliance coordination with Japan. Executive Summary: The U.S. and Japan produced the New Defense Guidelines in 2015 that created the alliance coordination mechanism [...]
“China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article details how China, through the use of irregular warfare tactics and outright deception, continues in their leading role of producing greenhouse gas emissions that exceed the emissions of all developed nations combined. Summary China’s initial reductions in emissions and rapidly growing renewable energy activities have cast it as a global leader in climate change. However, its manipulative economic climate strategy has taken advantage of other well-meaning nations even as it has progressively extended its lead as the worst global [...]
“Effects of Climate Change on Volcanic Emissions and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050” is the latest paper by Dr. Deon V. Canyon and Dr. James R. Campbell. According to the authors, not only will climate change modify the weather, it is also predicted to influence volcanic emissions directly. This change impacts air quality in Hawaii as well as quality of health for those who are sensitive to vog and/or allergens. “While the rate of vog production in Hawaii is natural, unavoidable and unmodifiable, weather-related climate changes do impact on vog distribution,” states Canyon. “Decreasing trade winds have already been reported [...]