DKI APCSS Releases Book on Oceania Security

By |2022-10-25T09:03:06-10:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Canyon, publication, news, kevany, Long|Tags: , |

“Strategic Competition & Security Cooperation in the Blue Pacific” is the latest publication from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book explores the dynamic geopolitical pressures in the region and addresses how these pressures impact security architecture, relationships, and policy. Multidimensional security challenges, such as COVID-19, climate change, water and food, piracy, and maritime challenge, are deliberated upon and given policy recommendations. Its 17 contributors represent high-ranking individuals and experts who have geared the content for policymakers, security practitioners, and researchers. This book represents the third DKI APCSS publication on Oceania security. Previous publications on the topic [...]

Strategic Competition & Security Cooperation in the Blue Pacific

By |2022-09-30T13:30:57-10:00September 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , |

Table of Contents PDF Download DKI APCSS Publications Summary: The book explores the dynamic geopolitical pressures in the region and addresses how these pressures impact security architecture, relationships, and policy. Multidimensional security challenges, such as COVID-19, climate change, water and food, piracy, and maritime challenge, are deliberated upon and given policy recommendations.  It’s 17 contributors represent high-ranking individuals and experts who have geared the content for policymakers, security practitioners, and researchers. This book represents the third DKI APCSS publication on Oceania security. Previous publications on the topic include “Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” and “Security [...]

CSC 22-2 Features Tracks in Strategic Studies, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Management

By |2022-07-08T14:47:35-10:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: Courses, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies completed its second iteration of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course, graduating 82 Fellows from 29 countries. The 5-week, intensive program, took place from May 25- June 20. Through plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the Fellows examined the geostrategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific region. While they critically assessed the region’s most pressing security challenges, they also discussed ways to build capacity and enhance cooperation with other nations. Dr. Deon Canyon, course manager, welcomed the opportunity to educate security professionals from across the region and beyond. To reach Honolulu, the Fellows [...]

The Education Agenda: Enabling Meaningful Participation of Women in Peace and Security

By |2022-02-03T14:48:25-10:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“The Education Agenda: Enabling Meaningful Participation of Women in Peace and Security” is the latest Security Nexus paper by Dr. Saira Yamin. This paper brings the importance of women's meaningful participation in building peace and security into sharp focus.   Acknowledging global trends in security sectors where gender inclusion is steadily advancing, it calls for increased and dedicated efforts to build women's capacities. “Integrating education agendas in National Action Plans aligned with UNSCR 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace, and Security offers a way forward,” says Yamin in her paper. “Ideally, capacity-building efforts would focus on the following objectives: (i) Building a critical [...]

Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation Module

By |2021-06-24T17:01:45-10:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Courses, College, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies completed the virtual Comprehensive Maritime Security Cooperation (CMSC) 21-1 module held June 14-17, 2021. For 80 Fellows from 20 countries, this module was an opportunity to refresh regional awareness of the importance of maritime security. The event focused on maritime security in Southeast Asia, and looked at two challenges in the region. The first was the challenge to the rules-based international order in the South China Sea, and the second was the emerging security threat that climate change poses to the maritime environment of the region. Two keynote speakers opened the [...]

SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:14:39-10:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , , , |

“SARS-COV-2 Mutations, Variants, and National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article explains how COVID-19 mutations emerge, and how governments would be potentially remiss in turning away from health security protocols and issues, including funding for variant testing, even after the acute phase of the global pandemic is over. Summary Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward leaning posture and a proactive response to dangerous new variants. More [...]

An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security

By |2021-05-07T14:35:32-10:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , , |

“An International Public Health and Virus Surveillance Network for National Security,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon, Dr. Sebastian Kevany and retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker for Security Nexus. This article highlights the necessity for the United States to increase national sequence-based surveillance and provide more support for the public health infrastructure to gain control of COVID-19 variants. Summary Infectious diseases continue to evolve and disrupt nations around the globe. Placing a priority on the surveillance of Covid mutations by investing in routine genomic sequencing is vital to ensuring a forward-leaning posture and a proactive [...]

Anti-Vaccine Sentiment – an Existential Disrupter of National and International Security

By |2021-03-31T15:17:39-10:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news, kevany|Tags: , , |

“Anti-Vaccine Sentiment - an Existential Disrupter of National and International Security” is the title of a paper by Drs. Deon Canyon and Sebastian Kevany for Security Nexus. This paper suggests that taking a harder line against “anti-vaxxers” while balancing personal rights of individuals may be a solution in flattening the COVID-19 curve. Summary Vaccines brought many benefits and advances to the global community, but their production, dissemination and use have never been exceptional for a variety of reasons. The existential threat to individuals, communities and even national security posed by SARS-CoV-2 and its expected continuation in our world make it [...]

Webinar highlights the Indo-Pacific Region through Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight

By |2020-10-27T15:59:01-10:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , , , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted a special webinar in September to commemorate our 25th anniversary under the theme -- "Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Celebrating a Legacy to Educate, Connect and Empower." The webinar titled “Bridging the Past with the Future” was hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kunce and Dr. John Hemmings.  The event included two panels featuring expert speakers from within the DKI APCSS alumni network and beyond with dialogue that covered the region's collective achievements, current challenges, and imagined future of security in the region across the next 25 years.  The discussions were largely shaped by [...]

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