Politics by Numbers: Counting Plato’s Shadows

By |2022-11-28T16:17:00-10:00November 26th, 2022|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

James Sullivan is currently a non-resident Visiting Scholar at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and is pursuing an ALM in International Relations from Harvard Extension School. His paper analyzes China's use of tone when addressing various security issues relevant to the Indo-Pacific region. His paper leverages Natural Language Processing techniques applied to the GDELT database to quantify tones expressed on a variety of topics, targeting a range of both internal and external audiences. His paper show four facts: 1) China only began telling a more negative narrative regarding the United States post the beginning of the [...]

DKI APCSS Collaborates with the Thai Strategic Studies Center on Senior Course

By |2022-07-27T13:12:06-10:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: Courses, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

Faculty and senior leadership from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies traveled to Thailand in July to participate in the Senior Security Studies Program hosted by the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center of the National Defence Studies Institute.  The intensive one-week course for senior Thai security sector leaders, held in Bangsaen, Chonburi, emphasized the impact of change in the region as well as the capacity to manage change for both leaders and institutions. Thirty participants from a variety of government organizations attended the course.  They represented various offices within Parliament; the Ministries of Defense, Justice, [...]

DoD and DoS Officials Present the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By |2022-05-05T16:29:11-10:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Conference, Workshop, news|Tags: , |

On April 25-27, DKI APCSS conducted the latest in its series of workshops focused on the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The new strategy, announced by the Biden administration in February, signals the United States’ identity as an Indo-Pacific nation and its commitment to the region through defense, diplomacy, development and economic initiatives. The Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop (IPSW) gathered 28 senior-leaders from the Indo-Pacific region to gain a greater perspective of the U.S. strategy as well as the strategies of other powers – resident and external to the region. In addition, two officials from the National Security Council delivered their remarks virtually. The [...]

Goldilocks Power and the Reform of Irregular Warfare in a Changing World

By |2021-05-18T11:55:40-10:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Canyon, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Goldilocks Power and the Reform of Irregular Warfare in a Changing World” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article defines how irregular warfare applies to strategic competition and the need for a “whole of government/society approach” in applying this capability. Summary The concepts underlying Goldilocks Power have been integral to human pursuits from the beginning of creative thought. Despite being a daily endeavor in every boardroom, political office, and diplomatic meeting, Goldilocks endeavors have been narrowly defined as “irregular warfare” by the military and run by special operations forces. In 2020, the [...]

Achieving Effective Herd Protection with SARS-CoV-2: A Strategy to Prevent Public Health and Economic Collapse

By |2020-09-24T15:05:54-10:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Achieving Effective Herd Protection with SARS-CoV-2: A Strategy to Prevent Public Health and Economic Collapse” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS alum Dr. Noel Lee J. Miranda for Security Nexus. This article discusses strategies to harness the collective utility of proven tools and approaches in achieving effective herd protection with SARS-CoV-2. Excerpt The main intention of lockdown, known in the Philippines as Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), is to reduce the reproductive rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to a point near virus elimination, as demonstrated in the lockdown in Wuhan, China, and in other relatively successful countries. Beyond [...]

Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns

By |2020-04-01T14:42:31-10:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Canyon, Journal|Tags: , , |

“Incremental Community-Based Exit Strategies for Initiating and Removing Covid-19 Lockdowns” is the latest Security Nexus Perspective published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Dr. Benjamin Ryan of Baylor University, Damon Coppola of Shoreline Risk LLC, and Dr. Deon Canyon of DKI APCSS, the paper discusses having community-based incremental approach to the easing of lockdowns, tailored to demographic and social stratifications of risk. Here is an excerpt from their paper: “ Social restrictions implemented during epidemics must strike a balance between cost and benefit. While disaster management is a discipline marked by uncertainty, and practitioners always [...]

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