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 [...]

Wade Turvold Participates in DSCA/Regional Centers Panel at Sea Air Space Conference

By |2023-04-11T12:40:57-10:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Turvold|Tags: , , , , |

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League's 2023 Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition in Washington. The DSCA serves as an executive agent for six regional security centers, central to national security. The panel focused on the crucial role that these centers play in intellectual security cooperation, fostering relationships with allies and partners, and building future leaders. Turvold highlighted the center's unique mission to maintain relationships with allies, [...]

New Vuving OpEd on China’s role as a peacemaker 

By |2023-04-04T14:54:52-10:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

“Ukraine shows how China will not get far posing as a peacemaker” is a new OpEd by Alexander Vuving for Nikkei Asia. According to Vuving: “In offering its Ukraine peace initiative, China is capitalizing on the world's hopes for bringing the conflict to an end and restoring stability to global food and energy markets. On the surface at least, Chinese President Xi Jinping has more leverage than virtually anyone to bring to bear on Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. “Thus, when Xi traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian leader last week, there were high hopes that [...]

Is Vietnam Torn Between Land and Sea in Its Defense?

By |2023-01-06T13:05:19-10:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

“Is Vietnam Torn Between Land and Sea in Its Defense?” is a new OpEd written by Dr. Alex Vuving for The Diplomat. According to Vuving, “The choice between maritime and continental orientations is a key question for Vietnam’s grand strategy, but it is misleading when the question is about Vietnam’s defense strategy.” In the article, he elaborates on these two orientations and states that: “Land and sea define the geography and history of Vietnam, but the land-sea binary does not define real strategic choices in Vietnam’s national defense, nor does it pose a genuine dilemma for Vietnam’s strategists. There is [...]

How South Korea Can Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan

By |2022-10-24T15:22:36-10:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new co-authored paper titled “How South Korea can contribute to the defense of Taiwan” published in the Washington Quarterly. According to Cho, “It remains unclear what South Korea can and should do in a Taiwan contingency. US-China competition is currently fiercest over this issue—it is the most likely potential cause of a great-power war between the two sides. Preventing this outcome through enhanced deterrence depends on the policies of US allies like South Korea. What can South Korea do to support US-led efforts, and what are the major hurdles in attaining deeper bilateral cooperation on [...]

Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization

By |2020-04-27T12:19:21-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Dorman|Tags: , , , , , |

“Making the Most of It, Part II: Xi Jinping Leverages Coronavirus ‘War Without Smoke’ to Spur Digital Transformation, Test National Defense Mobilization” is a new paper authored by Dr. David Dorman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dorman states that “Despite being tied to the pandemic or “economic restart,” current Chinese domestic propaganda efforts on topics ranging from “crisis management” to “digital transformation” and “defense mobilization” did not originate with the coronavirus. Instead, each represents an agile repackaging of Communist Party guidance and propaganda messaging that was already months or years old. Facing a crisis of confidence following its muddled response to [...]

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