Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca Reviews “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre” by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna

By |2024-03-28T16:14:40-10:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

March 2024 – Dr. Lumpy Lumbaca provides an insightful review of “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International Community” by counterterrorism expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna. The book, published by Penguin Books, delves into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, analyzing the radicalization process and the resilience of the Sri Lankan people. Lumbaca, a retired US Army Green Beret professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, commends Gunaratna’s in-depth research and personalized narrative approach. The review highlights the book’s exploration of the Salafi-Wahhabism ideology, the attackers’ motivations, and the unity and courage shown [...]

New Insight on Maritime Domain Awareness Initiatives in ASEAN Region

By |2024-02-02T10:07:01-10:00February 2nd, 2024|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

Hoang Do, Research Official at the East Sea Institute, Vietnam, and CSC 22-1 DKI APCSS alumnus, has released a Security Nexus perspective paper titled "Popular MDA Initiatives and Implications for ASEAN." This paper examines the impact of increasing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) programs on ASEAN countries. The paper highlights the dual nature of MDA initiatives: while offering ASEAN an enhanced ability to combat maritime crimes and address "gray zone" challenges, they also raise concerns regarding national security, sovereignty, and technical compatibility. Hoang Do suggests a need for a strategic MDA approach within ASEAN, focusing on transparency, inclusivity, and long-term data-analysis [...]

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 [...]

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