Security Nexus Webinar | Episode 15: The Philippines Builds Security, Faces Challenges

By |2024-05-22T15:32:33-10:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Watson, Minnich, news, webinar, Media, Security Nexus Webinar|Tags: |

In a rapidly changing Indo-Pacific, understanding the Philippines’ strategic decisions is critical for policymakers, military leaders, and anyone invested in regional stability. The Philippines, a crucial player, faces a dynamic security landscape shaped by historical alliances and modern partnerships like the recent trilateral summit. As the nation navigates complex regional shifts, including China’s assertiveness, it leans on partners like Japan.

Philippines and Vietnam Track 2 experts discuss shared challenges

By |2024-04-23T16:22:46-10:00April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Increasingly sophisticated competition in the Indo-Pacific requires countries to harness whole-of-society efforts to protect their interests and enhance resilience. The Philippines and Vietnam are two countries heavily exposed to coercive activities, particularly in the maritime, economic, and cognitive domains.

Approval for the Acquisition of a Readily Deployable Survey Boat and Skiff: A Key to Enhance the Hydrographic Capability of the Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Center

By |2024-02-01T14:06:39-10:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Fellow Projects|Tags: , |

Analyn Antonio Director, Intel Research & Analysis Center, HW Naval Intelligence Security Force, Navy CSC 22-3 Approval for the Acquisition of a Readily Deployable Survey Boat and Skiff: A Key to Enhance the Hydrographic Capability of the Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Center Project timeline:10/26/2022 – 3/13/2023 Lieutenant Commander Analyn Antonio identified several opportunities to advance hydrographic capabilities within the Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Center. She produced a position paper arguing for new equipment to understand the maritime environment better. Acquiring a survey boat and skiff, LCDR Antonio was responsible for this enhanced capability [...]

DKI Speaker Series with Philippine President Marcos this Sunday

By |2023-11-17T18:09:01-10:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: speakers, news, Distinguished Visitors, Dialogue|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) Speaker Series returns this Sunday, featuring His Excellency Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines. He will discuss regional developments, the Philippines’ security challenges, and the critical role of the Philippine-U.S. alliance in addressing issues and concerns to advance mutual interests in promoting peace and ensuring resilient, sustainable, and inclusive growth for the Filipino people.

Philippines must stand up for its rights at South China Sea shoal

By |2023-08-23T14:37:08-10:00August 23rd, 2023|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alex Vuving’s most recent article for Nikkei Asia comments on the latest activity in the South China Sea. China has been involved in various incidents claiming territory in the South China Sea that falls within the exclusive economic zones of neighboring countries like the Philippines and Vietnam. In August, China called for the Philippines to remove the BRP Sierra Madre, a grounded naval vessel, from Second Thomas Shoal, a submerged reef located within the Philippine exclusive economic zone. The China Coast Guard ship fired water cannons to turn away Philippine boats on a resupply mission. These actions have sparked [...]

A curriculum to address the role of women in countering extremism in the Maldives

By |2024-01-23T15:46:21-10:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Fellow Projects|Tags: |

Ms. Hawwa Abdul Raheem Expert Lecturer, Ministry of Defense and National Security ASC 17-2 Your Content Goes Here Project timeline: 10/25/2017- 2/14/2023Ms. Hawwa Abdul Raheem is an expert lecturer at the College of Defense and Security Studies. Recognizing the significance of violent extremism in the Maldives, she developed a curriculum on the role of women in countering extremism. She sought to design and conduct awareness programs that would ensure household women knew of the extremists’ threats in the Maldives. Her project equipped women with the media literacy necessary to differentiate between harmful sites and informational [...]

Working Group for Indonesian Cyber Crisis Management

By |2024-01-23T16:11:02-10:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Fellow Projects|Tags: |

Ms. Ruri Prabaswari Senior Data Analyst, Indonesia National Cyber and Crypto Agency CSC 22-2 Your Content Goes Here Project timeline: 6/17/2021- 1/1/2022 In 2022, Indonesia experienced several massive cyberattacks, with the number of potential attacks increasing. Ms. Ruri Prabaswari knew that two things were necessary to anticipate and overcome this situation: national regulations regarding cyber crisis management and a national cyber crisis team. As a result, she formulated a plan to protect her nation's critical infrastructure sectors. Ms. Prabaswari recommended the creation of a National Cyber Crisis Management Team, which will form the blueprint for [...]

Climate Change and National Security Training Program

By |2024-02-29T13:10:42-10:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Fellow Projects|Tags: |

Ms. Amparo Pamela Fabe Professor, National Police College CMSC 21-1 Your Content Goes Here Project timeline: 6/17/2021- 1/1/2022 Ms. Amparo Pamela Fabe designed a program to address climate change issues within national security discussions. She prepared a training program on Climate Change and National Security for the National Police College. Following her success, Ms. Fabe briefed the Philippine National Security Adviser on the impact of Climate Change on National Security, including senior officers of the Coast Guard, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management, Bureau of Corrections, and the Bureau of Fire Protection. [...]

Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve – in the Philippines

By |2020-06-03T14:40:52-10:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Alumni Perspectives, Journal, news|Tags: , |

“Resumption of Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Period and an Approach to Attaining Herd Immunity While Suppressing the EPI Curve- in the Philippines” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS alumni Noel Miranda for Security Nexus. In this paper, Miranda details the steps taken in the Philippines to decrease the EPI-Curve, while implementing a strategy to obtain herd immunity, and urges decision makers to implement the use of the identified pharmaceutical/biological approaches to COVID-19. Excerpt: The duration of this COVID-19 epidemic could last up to 2022. This means we should be constantly suppressing and flattening the curve for that entire [...]

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