A recent paper by Francis Hualupmomi, Ph.D., published in Security Nexus and titled “System Perspective,” explores vulnerabilities in Papua New Guinea’s national security. The paper contends that these weaknesses are rooted in a complex governance structure with multiple stakeholders. Hualupmomi argues for a complex adaptive system that can swiftly respond to unforeseen challenges in an unstable security landscape. Read the the paper The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government.
A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security
“A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security,” is the title of a paper by Michael Baker, Jacob Baker, Deon Canyon, and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This paper discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the need to establish a BioDefense Fusion Center to enhance coordination and to protect national security. Exerpt Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe at a faster pace. This process is exacerbated by demographic, political, and climate change pressures on populations that push humanity into habitats that were once wilderness [...]
“Strategic Competition, National Security and the Need for ‘Competitive Intelligence’” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article illustrates how Competitive intelligence lies at the center of any strategy to maintain political, economic and security posture in the Indo-Pacific region. Excerpt We live in an age in which technology is rapidly transforming every aspect of our lives. Since these advances bestow upon nations considerable advantages, they are coveted and sought after with increasing criminally-motivated avarice. This has increased tensions and competition between the great powers, which forces us to [...]