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 […]

A Role for Japan in the Fight Against Ebola

On November 4, 2014, in College, External Publications, Faculty, Hornung, Independent Faculty Articles, by APCSS Editor

Editorial: Dr. Jeffrey Hornung has a new OpEd in the Wall Street Journal on Japan’s HADR support capabilities with Paul Midford. Here’s an excerpt from the article. Following criticism of the global response to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, countries around the world have increased their support. The U.S. is deploying 4,000 troops to Liberia to […]

109 Fellows Complete Advanced Security Cooperation Course 14-3

On October 29, 2014, in Alumni, College, Courses, Faculty, by APCSS Editor

(HONOLULU) – Security practitioners from 34 nations and territories graduated from the Advanced Security Cooperation Course 14-3 today at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. One hundred nine military and civilian Fellows attended the nearly five-week course Sep. 25 – Oct. 29. ASC is an executive education program in which course Fellows’ develop a shared […]

Maritime Security Challenges 2014 Presentations

On October 20, 2014, in Courses, by PAO

Maritime Security Challenges 2014, the 6th iteration of the MSC conference series, took place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. Over 190 delegates from 22 nations came together to discuss important naval issues in an open, frank and intimate environment. Among the conference delegates were 13 […]

Senior Executive Orientation Course Concludes

On October 9, 2014, in College, by PAO

Thirty-eight Fellows completed the Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 14-2 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Oct. 9. The course is comprised of senior military members and civilians serving in security-related positions, to include diplomatic or defense roles.  The October iteration featured Fellows from the United States, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea; all […]

Mongolia’s Counter-Terrorism Architecture: Implications for Domestic Development and Foreign Partnership

On October 6, 2014, in Reeves, by PAO

Why would a counter terrorism policy matter in a country where terrorism isn’t a major threat?  Dr. Jeffrey Reeves looks at the long-term benefits of Mongolia’s counter terrorism law in his latest paper: “Mongolia’s Counter-Terrorism Architecture: Implications for Domestic Development and Foreign Partnership.” “For Mongolia, counter-terrorism is as much about fostering inter-agency cooperation and facilitating […]

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