The Security Nexus | Webinar became a pivotal platform on Monday, December 4th, as it unraveled the complexities shaping the Indo-Pacific region. Focused on exploring China’s evolving security posture, the webinar shed light on the profound geopolitical dynamics between China and the United States.
"Politics by Numbers: Plato's Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope?" by James R. Sullivan is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. The paper examines how countries shape media narratives before military actions, focusing on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and potential China-Taiwan conflict. Sentiment analysis shows Russia's domestic media sentiment toward Ukraine fell significantly pre-invasion but returned to earlier levels afterward. This shift might signal Russia's negotiation strategy or a sustained, lower-intensity conflict. In contrast, China's media sentiment toward Taiwan remains positive, avoiding the dehumanizing rhetoric Russia used against Ukraine, indicating different strategic narratives in the China-Taiwan context. [...]
In a world marked by evolving geopolitical security challenges, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-3 in Honolulu, bringing together 108 Fellows from over 30 countries in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.According to course manager Dr. Sungmin Cho, the course was not just a platform for academic learning but a testament to the courage of its participants, who braved uncertainty with the looming threat of a possible government shutdown. “Even compared to [previous] Fellows, you are truly special and impressive because you survived the potential government shutdown,” said Cho [...]
"Rethinking the Approach to Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific,” by Col. Jonathan B. Warr, is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. This insightful piece delves into the complex security dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region, emphasizing the challenges posed by China's advanced anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and the imperative of reevaluating security cooperation strategies. Colonel Warr's article highlights the need for innovative approaches to enhance the deterrence capabilities of the Joint Force, especially in the context of potential conflicts with China. Notably, the article discusses the importance of building partner capacity to ensure the prompt deployment of U.S. forces and [...]
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) brought together senior-level security practitioners from more than 20 countries to explore transnational security issues and emerging challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. DKI APCSS professor Dr. Jeremiah Lumbaca and U.S. Navy Capt. Henry Saito led the group from June 23-28. The 27 participants engaged in discussions on topics such as economics, strategic competition, maritime security, space security, and cybersecurity. A tabletop exercise simulated a real-world crisis, allowing the Fellows to apply their knowledge strategically and engage in role-playing. Brian Finlay, president and CEO of the Stimson Center [...]
Fellows from over 35 nations recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-2 course. Held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the program ran from May 24 to June 29, attracting mid-level military, government, and non-government professionals. Under the guidance of U.S. Navy Commander Liam Connel, who assumed the role of course manager, 104 fellows embarked on an educational journey designed to expand their knowledge and foster meaningful connections among the participants from diverse backgrounds. Commander Connel reflected on the course's achievements: "Our aim was to educate, connect, and empower, and I firmly [...]
Panel presentation Two DKI APCSS faculty recently participated in the U.S. Naval War College’s 9th Annual Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security which was held there April 26-28, 2023. Dr. James Minnich contributed with a book chapter and panel presentation on "Politics of Belonging: Men as Allies in the Meaningful Inclusion of Women in the Security Sector." During his talk, he discussed how women’s inclusion in the security sector is increasingly being seen as a matter of national security as nations struggle to fill ranks. Minnich further stated that “To address this security dilemma, many more women must [...]
Major Brent Feller, United States Air Force Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), published a new report article for Security Nexus that explores the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to assist security practitioners in the Indo-Pacific region. In his paper, Maj. Feller demonstrates ChatGPT’s ability to provide succinct information on key security-related topics in the Indo-Pacific, such as maritime security and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. While AI can be a valuable tool for increasing knowledge and providing insights, Major Feller emphasizes that users must verify information from [...]
Alumnus Col. Mendee Jargalsaikhan is the Deputy Director for Mongolia's Institute for Strategic Studies of the National Security Council. He is a graduate of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation 23-1 course and the Executive Course 01-2.
Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League's 2023 Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition in Washington. The DSCA serves as an executive agent for six regional security centers, central to national security. The panel focused on the crucial role that these centers play in intellectual security cooperation, fostering relationships with allies and partners, and building future leaders. Turvold highlighted the center's unique mission to maintain relationships with allies, [...]