Bridging Knowledge and Practice in Global Security. This captivating webinar series features insightful discussions with distinguished individuals on comprehensive security issues affecting the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This series delves into the complexities of global security, exploring various facets that shape the current geopolitical landscape.

Our host, Dr. James M. Minnich, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a distinguished professor at DKI APCSS. With an impressive 37 years of military experience, his expertise is primarily in U.S. security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Minnich spent 15 years in Korea, notably serving as the 37th Secretary of the UN Command Military Armistice Commission, earning recognition as a Koreanologist. His academic credentials include a doctorate from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from Harvard University. Known for his extensive scholarly work on regional security issues, Dr. Minnich brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the Security Nexus | Webinar.


Upcoming Webinars

Episode 9: Featuring Anny Barlow and host Professor James Minnich. This episode delves into the complex world of maritime security, highlighting the pressing issues of forced labor and illegal fishing practices. Anny Barlow, with her unique combination of expertise in physical oceanography and direct experience in commercial fishing and business consulting, offers a deep understanding of the challenges and solutions in this field. Key discussion points will include the impact of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on global security, innovative strategies to combat forced labor in the fishing industry, and the role of multinational corporations in fostering ethical and sustainable ocean use. This webinar is essential viewing for those passionate about the nexus of human rights, environmental sustainability, and maritime security.

Episode 11: Featuring Glyn Ford, a world-renowned expert on North Korea, as he peels back the layers of sensational headlines to reveal the complex dynamics shaping the future of the DPRK. With nearly 50 visits to North Korea, Mr. Ford brings unparalleled insights into the regime’s motivations, challenges, and potential paths.
In this exclusive webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
• Delve into the nuanced political, social, and economic landscape of North Korea beyond the nuclear rhetoric.
• Unpack recent developments, including the implications of the “main enemy” designation.
• Explore innovative solutions through Mr. Ford’s experiences with Track2Asia diplomacy and soft power initiatives.

Featuring esteemed guest Professor Michael Burgoyne alongside host Professor James Minnich. Engage in enlightening discussions that navigate Taiwan’s post-election trajectory, unravel geopolitical tensions, and explore defense strategies. Gain valuable insights into Taiwan’s evolving landscape post-election, encompassing economic resilience, diplomatic initiatives, and security measures. Don’t miss this opportunity to grasp pivotal strategic decisions shaping Taiwan’s future. It’s an unmissable chance to immerse yourself in this enriching discourse.

  • The podcast has been postponed to Monday, 25 March, from 3 pm to 4 pm (HST). We apologize for any inconvenience caused. January 30, 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm HST
  • Advance Registration

Featuring Lieutenant Colonel Robyn Fellowes. Host Professor James Minnich guides us through Robyn’s transformative journey in the Australian Army. Discover her early life on a Queensland farm, her path to becoming the first Australian woman to earn the Commando Green Beret and her extensive global operational experiences. We’ll explore her pivotal role as a Military Gender Advisor, her influence in shaping the role of women in the military, insights from her memoir “Wings of Change,” and her invaluable advice for aspiring leaders. This episode is a unique opportunity to learn from a groundbreaking military leader.

Webinar Book Recommendations

Security Nexus | Webinar Episode 6: Power Play in South Asia

Episode 6: “Power Play in South Asia”

  • Prof. Shyam Tekwani (Recommended on January 16, 2024)
    “India Is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today” by Ashoka Mody (Stanford University Press, February 2023)

Episode 5: “Nuclear Indo-Pacific” 

  • Dr. Lami Kim (Recommended on December 18, 2023)
    “Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation” by Alexandre Debs and Nuno P. Monteiro (Cambridge Studies in International Relations, Series Number 142, December 2016)

EPISODE 4: “China’s Perspective of Indo-Pacific Security”

  • Yun Sun (Recommended on December 4, 2023)
    “U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Will China’s Challenge Lead to a Crisis?” by Ryan Hass, Bonnie Glaser, and Richard Bush (Brookings Institution Press, April 2023)

EPISODE 3: “The Changing Nature of Security in the Face of Climate and Environmental Disruption”

  • Srini Sitaraman (Recommended on November 20, 2023)
    “The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security” by Marwa Daoudy (Cambridge University Press, March 2020)
  • Ethan Allen(Recommended on November 20, 2023)
    “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2013, Paperback)
  • Sebastian Kevany(Recommended on November 20, 2023)
    “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century” by George Friedman (Blackstone Publishing, January 2009)

EPISODE 2: “Beyond Borders: Indo-Pacific Health Security Cooperation”

  • Dr. Sebastian Kevany (Recommended on November 6, 2023)
    “Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future” by Lawrence O. Gostin
    (Harvard University Press, September 2021)