On April 1, 2022, DKI APCSS hosted 40 international officers from the U.S Army War College’s International Fellows Program. Ranging from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, the Fellows were hand-selected from the Chief of Staff of the Army to participate in a 10-month, in-resident course at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For the last seven months, the Fellows have studied the role of land power, as part of a unified, joint or combined force, in support of the U.S. national military strategy. Their visit to Hawaii provided an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various Indo-Pacific organizations who are available to partner with their militaries and countries. In addition to DKI APCSS, the Fellows visited the Indo-Pacific Command, the U.S. Army Pacific Command, and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management.
“Media and the Security Practitioner” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani for Security Nexus. This article makes recommendations for the security practitioner and news consumer to overcome the hazards of diminishing trust in mainstream media and the resulting widespread outrage against journalism. Excerpt It is impossible to overstate the supreme importance of seeking information from diverse sources for a balanced understanding of our world. Relying largely on social media is as much an impediment to the effectiveness of a security practitioner as is seeking news to fit one’s views. It’s as important for professional [...]
This week Dr. Saira Yamin does a keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Initiator of the precursor decision leading to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as the Security Council President in March 2000. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is a former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. His legacy and leadership in advancing the interests of the global community are imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly. Of particular relevance is his initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved the political and conceptual breakthrough leading to the [...]
Since the start of the CTGo! newsletter and Facebook group, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Counter Terrorism Team has produced a number of podcasts. While these were originally available only in their closed Facebook group, they are now available to all via the DKI APCSS YouTube Channel. View CTGO! interviews on Youtube Past Podcasts include: Opportunities and challenges that COVID provides to terrorism and counterterrorism with Prof. Shyam Tekwani and Dr. Kumar Ramakrishna Thailand's Southern Insurgency in 2020: Observations with Mr. Don Pathan and Prof. Lumpy [...]
View/Download Edited Transcript Recently, Dr. Sam Mullins interviewed retired FBI Special Agent Tom O’Connor as part of a new CTGO! podcast. In it they discussed the growing problem of right-wing terrorism. Their discussion covered the growth and history of these groups, what motivates them, and what next steps they recommend the US government take to help fight it. The interview took place on May 15th, 2020 (just a few days before the world’s first incel terrorism charge in Canada, and an incel-inspired shooting took place at an Arizona mall). CTGo! is led by a group of counter terrorism [...]
We are very saddened by the news of the passing of retired U.S. Marine Corp Lt. Gen. Henry “Hank” C. Stackpole. He served as the President of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (1998-2005) and most recently as a Chair of the Foundation for the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Before his time at the Center, Lt. Gen. Stackpole honorably served in the Marine Corps for 37 years and was the recipient of many distinguished awards to include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit and the Defense Superior Service [...]
“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]