Addressing the Diversity of Water Challenges in the Indo-Pacific: Need for Broad Cooperative Approaches

By |2024-03-14T13:23:26-10:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: External Publications, news, Allen|Tags: , |

Water security is a pressing issue in the Indo-Pacific region, impacting everything from individual survival to national and international stability. In his latest article, “Addressing the Diversity of Water Challenges in the Indo-Pacific: Need for Broad Cooperative Approaches,” published in the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Dr. Ethan Allen examines the diverse water challenges arising from climate change, geography, population growth, and other factors across the region. The article highlights that collaborative, cooperative approaches combining technological/scientific and political/governmental perspectives are crucial to addressing threats to water security and resilience at various scales. Key Takeaways: Water challenges manifest along axes like scale, time, causation, quantity, and quality, giving rise to internal tensions within nations and [...]

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.

Ke Kumu Ep. 2: Dr. Sebastian Kevany discusses Global Health Security in the Indo-Pacific

By |2023-11-30T15:38:02-10:00November 30th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, kevany, Media|Tags: , , |

In the second episode of Ke Kumu, Dr. Sebastian “Bas” Kevany discusses global health security in the Indo-Pacific region. Originally from Ireland, Bas joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021.

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 | Webinar Episode 3: The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption

By |2024-01-12T10:04:13-10:00November 29th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Sitaraman, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: , , |

The Security Nexus | Webinar on "The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption," held on November 20, 2023, tackled the profound intersections between climate change, environmental crises, and global security. Hosted by Dr. James Minnich, a distinguished professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the webinar featured a lineup of esteemed experts: Dr. Ethan Allen, Dr. Srini Sitaraman, and Dr. Sebastian Kevany, offering unique perspectives on the intricate ties between environmental disruptions and security challenges.

DKI APCSS hosts its largest in-person course with 157 Fellows

By |2023-11-20T12:07:09-10:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Courses, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies recently concluded its Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 23-3, from Nov. 13-17. This event marked a milestone in the center’s history as its largest in-person course, with 157 Fellows participating. Holding the course entirely in person, moving away from previous virtual formats due to COVID-19, contributed to this record attendance.

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 2: Beyond Borders: Indo-Pacific Health Security Cooperation

By |2024-01-12T14:29:31-10:00November 18th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, kevany, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: , , |

In this episode, Dr. James Minnich hosts Dr. Sebastian Kevany, a prominent health security expert with extensive experience in global missions. They discuss current health security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, highlighting the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing interconnected health and security issues. The conversation covers global success stories in health security, the significance of international cooperation, and the role of technology and innovation in strengthening health security.

Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca Advocates for a New Irregular Warfare Approach in the Indo-Pacific

By |2023-11-17T13:36:45-10:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, External Publications, Lumbaca, news|Tags: , |

In a recent article titled “Irregular Warfare: Undermining the CCP’s Dangerous and Illegal Activities in the Indo-Pacific,” Dr. Jeremiah “Lumpy” Lumbaca proposes a comprehensive irregular warfare strategy that could allow the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to disrupt the Chinese Communist Party’s malign activities and the networks that support them. The proposed strategy defines Political Warfare as a non-violent means to achieve national objectives. In contrast, Irregular Warfare is the military component focused on influencing populations and affecting legitimacy. Lumbaca outlines four strategic focus areas: Shaping the environment: Initiatives include countering adversarial propaganda, developing military capacities, and building information operations. Denying sanctuary: [...]

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 1: US-Korea-Japan Trilateral on China’s Maritime Strategy and Allies’ Responses

By |2024-01-12T11:46:06-10:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Sitaraman, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy (KIMS), and the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), hosted a trilateral Security Nexus webinar on China's Maritime Strategy on October 31, 2023.

CSC 23-3: Fellows navigate uncertainty with courage 

By |2023-10-30T09:04:48-10:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , , , |

In a world marked by evolving geopolitical security challenges, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-3 in Honolulu, bringing together 108 Fellows from over 30 countries in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.According to course manager Dr. Sungmin Cho, the course was not just a platform for academic learning but a testament to the courage of its participants, who braved uncertainty with the looming threat of a possible government shutdown. “Even compared to [previous] Fellows, you are truly special and impressive because you survived the potential government shutdown,” said Cho [...]

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