Editorial: Onaga’s Victory Means More Delays for the Futenma Replacement Facility

On December 18, 2014, in Faculty, Fouse, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Editorial by David Fouse, Ph.D. The long and winding road to building a replacement facility for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture has hit another substantial obstacle with victory of Former Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga in the recent Okinawa governor’s election. Onaga won a convincing victory over incumbent Hirokazu […]

Cooperation in problem-solving core of Transnational Security Cooperation course

On December 15, 2014, in Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty, by APCSS Editor

In a news conference-like setting this week, six panels of senior multi-agency representatives briefed planned responses to a devastating Ebola outbreak and multiple damaging cyber attacks within Asia-Pacific nations. This conceptual exercise, featuring 28 international military and civilian security practitioners, was a key element in the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Theater Security Cooperation Course […]

Alumni Perspectives: Developing the Human Resource Potential of South Asia

On December 10, 2014, in Alumni Perspectives, by PAO

While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new “Alumni Perspectives” publications. A recent graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC 14-3), Ms. Fozia Fayyaz is Director […]

Renewable Energy Project at Ft. DeRussy Begins

On December 8, 2014, in College, by APCSS Editor

Work begins this week to install Photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of two buildings at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Ft. DeRussy.  This project to generate renewable energy supports of both the U.S. Department of Defense and State of Hawaii renewable energy goals. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the $2.19 […]

Director Leaf addresses ‘Smart Power’ symposium

On December 5, 2014, in Outreach, Women Peace and Security, by APCSS Editor

“If you leave anyone in the organization on the sidelines, if you don’t leverage what they can contribute, your unit is less effective,” advised Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf to an audience of students, officials, NGOs and diplomats at Georgetown University. Director Leaf was in Washington D.C. to […]

Workshop enhances Southeast Asia Biosecurity Preparedness

On December 3, 2014, in Courses, Faculty, Outreach, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

Reducing Southeast Asia’s biothreat vulnerability was the focus of an international workshop held in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 3-7. The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted the event, titled “Biosecurity in Southeast Asia,” along with the Philippines Department of Health and National Defense College of the Philippines. The workshop brought together 43 health and security professionals […]

APCSS takes APOC on-the-road to Arlington

On December 2, 2014, in Alumni, College, Courses, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

  A course to introduce security practitioners to issues impacting the Asia-Pacific recently took place in Arlington, Va. The four-day Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation course, held Nov. 18-21, gave 73 U.S. and international security practitioners the chance to discuss and share knowledge on political, military, environmental, and socio-economic issues and how they impact U.S. national interests. […]

Maritime Challenges Conference Proceedings Now Online

On November 19, 2014, in Conference, Outreach, Workshop, by APCSS Editor

Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) 2014, the 6th iteration of the successful MSC conference series, was held in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. The conference involved over 180 delegates from 22 nations, including 13 senior serving flag officers, as well as ambassadors, senators, members of parliament, and leading figures in the defence and […]

Japan Chair Platform: Japan Matters for South Korea’s Security

On November 13, 2014, in College, External Publications, Faculty, Hornung, by APCSS Editor

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ (APCSS) Dr. Jeffrey Hornung published an article titled “Japan Chair Platform: Japan Matters for South Korea’s Security” on Center for Strategic and International Studies website Nov. 10. Here is an excerpt from the article: A few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan raised concerns in South Korea when […]

Vietnam, the United States, and Japan in the South China Sea

On November 13, 2014, in Courses, Faculty, Vuving, by APCSS Editor

Between May and July this year, China deployed a drilling rig in South China Sea waters claimed by Vietnam as part of its exclusive economic zone. The move heightened tensions between the two nations and caused several states to weigh in on the side of Vietnam; the United States and Japan among them.   In […]

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