Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange

By |2023-08-02T11:22:42-10:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: news, webinar|Tags: , , |

Join us for the 2023 Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange (IMSE) webinar! With the enduring theme of "Building Partnerships for Security, Stability and Prosperity", this year's virtual event will focus on "Ensuring Free Access to the Maritime Commons". IMSE's purpose is to provide a forum for senior leaders, subject matter experts, and interested members of the general public to engage in dialogue about maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. IMSE will explore the following areas:  Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Transnational Crime Enabling Effective Maritime Engagement and Partnerships Emerging Maritime Capability and Capacity Maritime Domain Awareness; Increasing Transparency on the High Seas Speakers and presenters will include [...]

Security Nexus article presents Germany’s Indo-Pacific strategy

By |2023-07-28T12:35:08-10:00July 28th, 2023|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Looking for Direction: Germany in the Indo-Pacific” is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. Its author, Sandra Meerwein, a former DKI APCSS Research Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, presents a comprehensive overview of the German government’s recently implemented Indo-Pacific strategy. The major European and NATO ally recognizes that the Indo-Pacific is a region of consequence but is still working to increase its regional involvement while balancing its trade and diplomatic interests and relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Read the informative article [...]

Maj. Afua Boahema-Lee publishes climate change article

By |2023-07-20T08:50:09-10:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

“Comparative Study on Climate Change in Thailand, Vietnam” is the latest article by U.S. Army Maj. Afua Boahema-Lee, published in Liaison, a journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations. Boahema-Lee presents a comprehensive, comparative study on climate change's impact in the Indo-Pacific region, exploring significant security challenges particularly in Thailand and Vietnam. It investigates various climate change-induced phenomena, including floods, droughts and rising sea levels, and their negative economic and health consequences. Thailand and Vietnam have implemented policies and strategies to combat these challenges, engaging stakeholders such as nongovernmental organizations and the military. The article underscores the need [...]

Global Security Perspectives: CSC 23-2 Graduates Fellows from Over 35 Nations

By |2023-07-07T16:33:25-10:00July 7th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Fellows from over 35 nations recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-2 course. Held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the program ran from May 24 to June 29, attracting mid-level military, government, and non-government professionals. Under the guidance of U.S. Navy Commander Liam Connel, who assumed the role of course manager, 104 fellows embarked on an educational journey designed to expand their knowledge and foster meaningful connections among the participants from diverse backgrounds. Commander Connel reflected on the course's achievements: "Our aim was to educate, connect, and empower, and I firmly [...]

Experts from Europe and Indo-Pacific Collaborate to Strengthen Whole-of-Society Resilience

By |2023-06-29T14:54:08-10:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Workshop, Alumni, news|Tags: , |

In collaboration with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held the Building Whole of Society Resilience workshop on June 12-15 in Garmisch, Germany. The event brought together 26 security practitioners from the European and Indo-Pacific theaters to discuss building whole-of-society resilience to hybrid threats in the two regions. Dr. Michael Chase Dr. Michael Chase, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, participated in the workshop and provided opening remarks. Said Chase, “We are here to exchange some lessons [...]

Security Nexus perspective paper on Unexplained Aerial Phenomena across The Indo-Pacific

By |2023-06-02T16:36:29-10:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Journal, news, Reiss|Tags: , |

“A Comparative Survey of Security Approaches toward Unexplained Aerial Phenomena across The Indo-Pacific” is the latest perspective paper for Security Nexus by John Reiss, the Center’s editor. The article details the recent rise in Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP) reports and takes a look at how different countries across the Indo-Pacific region approach the potential threats posed by them. Despite being regional rivals, countries like the United States, China, and Russia all seem to take similar approaches toward addressing individual UAP instances as well as how they analyze and study this intriguing mystery. Read the full article The views expressed [...]

Maluhia Workshop Convenes Senior Officials for Strategic Collaboration

By |2023-05-12T11:43:33-10:00May 12th, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , , |

The recent Maluhia 2023 workshop focused on building a better understanding of strategic policy in the region. Thirty-seven senior officials from countries within and outside the Indo-Pacific region gathered at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from April 25-27 to achieve this goal. According to workshop lead Lori Forman, the Maluhia workshop is the highest-ranking recurring event held at DKI APCSS. The workshop builds on the successes and experiences of the Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshops held by DKI APCSS since 2018. Said Forman, “[For Maluhia] we invite participants at the rank equivalent of [...]

A New Workshop Aims to Modernize the Indo-Pacific’s Security Architecture

By |2023-03-23T11:01:56-10:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

A new workshop, "Adapting Alliances, Partnerships, and Regional Security Architecture," hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), aims to modernize the security architecture in the Indo-Pacific. From February 6-10, 24 mid-level officials from 13 nations and three regional organizations participated in the workshop. The participants included the United States, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants represented a demographic of mid-level officials whose responsibilities included alliance management, regional affairs, defense policy and plans, and foreign affairs. At the program's start, a [...]

DoD and DoS Officials Present the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By |2022-05-05T16:29:11-10:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Conference, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

On April 25-27, DKI APCSS conducted the latest in its series of workshops focused on the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The new strategy, announced by the Biden administration in February, signals the United States’ identity as an Indo-Pacific nation and its commitment to the region through defense, diplomacy, development and economic initiatives. The Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop (IPSW) gathered 28 senior-leaders from the Indo-Pacific region to gain a greater perspective of the U.S. strategy as well as the strategies of other powers – resident and external to the region. In addition, two officials from the National Security Council delivered their remarks virtually. The [...]

Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?

By |2022-05-03T16:28:54-10:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, news, hemmings, featured|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new article in the latest Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs titled “Should the Quad Become a Formal Alliance?” According to Hemmings, “this article examines alignments and alliances before the First and Second World War and during the Cold War to shed light on the current Quad arrangement. Looking at the first two periods, we can see that under-balancing by democracies is not particularly unusual historically. It happens more often than not and often fails to deter aggression by other powers.” The end result is, as he states, “that not only are policy elites within the Quad [...]

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