Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca Reviews “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre” by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna

By |2024-03-28T16:14:40-10:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

March 2024 – Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca provides an insightful review of “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International Community” by counterterrorism expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna. The book, published by Penguin Books, delves into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, analyzing the radicalization process and the resilience of the Sri Lankan people. Lumbaca, a retired US Army Green Beret professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, commends Gunaratna’s in-depth research and personalized narrative approach. The review highlights the book’s exploration of the Salafi-Wahhabism ideology, the attackers’ motivations, and the unity and courage shown [...]

New Insight on Maritime Domain Awareness Initiatives in ASEAN Region

By |2024-02-02T10:07:01-10:00February 2nd, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

Hoang Do, Research Official at the East Sea Institute, Vietnam, and CSC 22-1 DKI APCSS alumnus, has released a Security Nexus perspective paper titled "Popular MDA Initiatives and Implications for ASEAN." This paper examines the impact of increasing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) programs on ASEAN countries. The paper highlights the dual nature of MDA initiatives: while offering ASEAN an enhanced ability to combat maritime crimes and address "gray zone" challenges, they also raise concerns regarding national security, sovereignty, and technical compatibility. Hoang Do suggests a need for a strategic MDA approach within ASEAN, focusing on transparency, inclusivity, and long-term data-analysis [...]

Solution for a Maritime Force Structure

By |2024-03-07T10:21:03-10:00November 30th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, news, Taylor|Tags: |

DKI APCSS’ Captain Joshua Taylor has a new article entitled “Citizen Sailors: The Missing Link in Maritime Force Structure” published by War on the Rocks. Co-authored with Col. Scott C. Humphrey, their article highlights a pressing challenge for the U.S. Navy—the growing gap between its force structure needs and available personnel. According to the authors, despite the Navy's focus on unmanned technology and projections indicating a need for 3,000 to 10,000 additional personnel in the next 30 years, the current recruiting efforts are falling short. The manpower shortage is exacerbated by the Navy's prioritization of high-intensity naval combat readiness over persistent engagement [...]

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 [...]

How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea’s Maritime Sanctions Evasion

By |2021-12-17T15:09:10-10:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: news, Media|Tags: , , , |

The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Secuirty Studies (DKI APCSS) recently joined forces to create a webinar on "How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea 's Maritime Sanctions Evasion" In the video, C4ADS experts unravel a new and complex scheme named vessel identity laundering that ships are using to create fraudulent ship registrations with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). They explain how vessel identity laundering is a significant evolution from vessel identity tampering, and how this new tactic facilitates illegal activity (to avoid sanctions or engage in smuggling). Law [...]

China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020

By |2021-06-14T13:00:47-10:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , , |

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled China’s quiet challenges at sea: explaining China’s maritime activities in the Yellow Sea, 2010–2020 Abstract The Chinese military activities in the Yellow Sea have visibly increased. Compared to the South or East China Sea, however, China has not escalated tensions to the strategic level by employing paramilitary and nonmilitary tools of influence. The “regional hegemony” thesis can partially explain the increase of China’s military activities at the operational level. But it does not explain why China refrains from posing strategic challenges in the Yellow Sea in the way it does in the South [...]

Maritime Challenges Conference Proceedings Now Online

By |2016-01-21T13:53:05-10:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Outreach, Conference, Workshop|Tags: |

Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) 2014, the 6th iteration of the successful MSC conference series, was held in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. The conference involved over 180 delegates from 22 nations, including 13 senior serving flag officers, as well as ambassadors, senators, members of parliament, and leading figures in the defence and security sectors. A report on conference proceedings authored by University of Calgary graduate students is now available online here In addition MSC14 presentations are available (click here to view) and videos of the conference proceedings are now available on the MSC YouTube channel. Maritime Security Challenges [...]

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