Expert on South Asia Joins APCSS Faculty

APCSS Editor On September 19, 2014, in College, Faculty, by APCSS Editor

(Honolulu) – Dr. Christopher Snedden, an expert on South Asia, recently joined the staff of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as a professor. As part of the faculty, Snedden delivers lectures and guides discussions for international Fellows taking part in the Center’s many education programs. APCSS is a Department of Defense institute that addresses […]

APCSS Director Leaf Extended 2 Years

APCSS Editor On September 18, 2014, in Faculty, Staff, by APCSS Editor

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf  will continue to serve as the Director of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies January 2017 after recently being approved for an extension. In a memo to Center staff he stated: “I’m honored to have another two years to work with all of you, changing the […]

Global Terrorism Expert Joins APCSS Faculty

APCSS Editor On September 18, 2014, in College, Faculty, by APCSS Editor

(Honolulu) – Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, an expert in global terrorism, recently joined the staff of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as a professor. As part of the faculty, Harmon will deliver lectures and guide discussions for international Fellows taking part in the Center’s many education programs. APCSS is a Department of Defense institute […]

141 Fellows Complete APOC 14-2

APCSS Editor On September 12, 2014, in Courses, by APCSS Editor

(Honolulu) – Security practitioners from nine locations completed the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC 14-2) today at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). One hundred forty-one military and civilian Fellows attended the five-day course led by international doctorate-level faculty. Among the 141 Fellows, were eight APCSS staff, including Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf. The […]

Comprehensive Security Sector Development in Myanmar

APCSS Editor On September 5, 2014, in College, Conference, Faculty, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

The recent democratic changes in Myanmar have ushered its reevaluation of its comprehensive security needs in terms of national, transnational, and human security. In the run up to the 2015 election, Myanmar’s security sector is transforming to meet the new security and political priorities of the nation. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in […]

APCSS Signs MOU with Korean National Defense University

APCSS Editor On September 5, 2014, in College, by APCSS Editor

On September 2, 2014, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Daniel Leaf and Korea National Defense University President Park Sam Deuk signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve cooperation between the two organizations. The intent of the Memorandum is to advance security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region by fostering closer relations between […]

Enhancing Maritime Resource Security in the Gulf of Thailand

APCSS Editor On August 21, 2014, in Alumni, College, Conference, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

Maritime Security is one of several focus areas for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  APCSS partnered with the World Ocean Council to conduct a multi-national workshop on preserving the Gulf of Thailand’s maritime assets, held August 12-14 in Singapore. Titled “Enhancing Maritime Resource Security: A Cross-sectoral Dialogue for the Gulf of Thailand Initiative,” the […]

Advancing Pacific Islands Regional Security Cooperation

APCSS Editor On August 19, 2014, in Conference, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

(PORT VILA, VANUATU) – Examining the effectiveness of regional security cooperation and the broader regional security architectures that exist in the Pacific Islands region was the focus of a recent workshop held in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP) hosted the workshop titled […]

United States Helps Advance Pacific Islands Regional Security Cooperation

APCSS Editor On August 4, 2014, in College, Conference, Courses, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

On August 4 through 8, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PIPP) and the U.S. Pacific Command, will host a workshop in Port Vila, Vanuatu titled “Regional Security Governance and Architecture in the Pacific Islands Region: Priorities for a Resilient Future.” Security practitioners from 20 […]

Time for Japan’s Abe to Go Slow

PAO On July 28, 2014, in Faculty Articles, Hornung, Opinions/Editorials, by PAO

Editorial:   By Jeffrey W. Hornung Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reflecting with Foreign Affairs (July/August 2013) on his short, first tenure as premier, remarked “when I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure.” The dominant […]

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