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.


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Webinar Book Recommendations

Episode 15: “The Philippines Builds Security, Faces Challenges”

  • Professor Virginia Bacay Watson (Recommended on May 25, 2024)
    1521: Rediscovering the History of the Philippines by Judy Robinson (New Degree Press, 2022)
    Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century by Christopher Capozzola (Basic Books, 2020).

Episode 14: “The Great Game of Digital Dominance”

  • Professor John Hemmings (Recommended on May 6, 2024)
    “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology” by Chris Miller (Scribner, 2022)

Episode 13: “Competing in the Gray Zone

  • Professor Sam Mullins (Recommended on April 9, 2024)
    “Braw, Elisabeth. “The Defender’s Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Gray-Zone Aggression.” AEI Press, 2022.
    Galeotti, Mark. “The Weaponisation of Everything: A Field Guide to the New Way of War.” Yale University Press, 2022.
    Jonsson, Oscar. “The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace.” Georgetown University Press, 2019.
    Rid, Thomas. “Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
    Weiner, Tim. “The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020.” Henry Holt and Co., 2020.

Episode 12: “Bolster Resilience and Restore Trust in the Information Environment

  • Professor Beth Kunce (Recommended on April 9, 2024)
    Sharot, Tali. The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others. Henry Holt and Co., 2017.
    Kahane, Adam. Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017.
    Brown, Brené. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Random House Publishing, 2018.

Episode 11: “North Korea Beyond the Headlines, Unveiling the Reality with Glyn Ford”

  • “Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program” by Siegfried S Hecker (Stanford University Press, 2023)
    “Black Girl from Pyongyang: In Search of My Identity” by Monica Macias (Duckworth, 2023)
    “Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator” by Jung H. Pak (Ballantine Books, 2020)
    “North Koreans In Japan: Language, Ideology, and Identity” by Sonia Ryang (Routledge, 1997)

Episode 10: “Australia’s First Female Commando: A Tale of Resilience”

Episode 9: “Fishing for Security from Sea Slavery”

  • Ms. Anny Barlow (Recommended on February 25, 2024)
    “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier” by Ian Urbina (Deckle Edge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, August 20, 2019)

Episode 8: “Myanmar: Three Years of Conflict, What’s Next”

  • Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd (Recommended on February 12, 2024)
    “An Unlikely Prisoner: How an Eternal Optimist Found Hope in Myanmar’s Most Notorious Jail,” by Sean Turnell (Penguin Random House in November 2023)

Webinar Episode 7: Taiwan’s Post-election Strategic Future

  • Prof. Mike Burgoyne (Recommended on March 25, 2024)
    “Unofficial Diplomacy: The American Institute of Taiwan: A Memoir” by David Dean (Xlibris, 2014)

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)