Another record-breaking APOC graduates

admin On July 25, 2014, in College, Courses, by admin

By far the largest course ever run by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 14-1 concluded in Honolulu today, July 25. This was the first of two planned, resident iterations of this course to be offered this year, in addition to two mobile versions, one already held in Tacoma, Wash., […]

Editorial: Dr. Hornung Co-authors Article Entitled ‘In Japan’s defense change, context is everything’

admin On July 18, 2014, in Faculty, Faculty Articles, Hornung, Opinions/Editorials, by admin

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies professor Dr. Jeffrey Hornung coauthored an editorial entitled ‘In Japan’s defense change, context is everything‘ in The Japan Times. Here is a summary of the editorial: “The announcement by Japan’s government that it will reinterpret the country’s constitution and permit a greater range of military activity has evoked reactions across […]

APCSS Professor Malik Published in The Diplomat entitled ‘China and Strategic Imbalance’

admin On July 18, 2014, in College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik, by admin

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) professor Dr. Mohan Malik had an article published in The Diplomat entitled “China and Strategic Imbalance” July 14. Here is an excerpt from the article: “The recent Shangri-la meeting in Singapore saw some sharp exchanges between Chinese and other participants. Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig protected by more […]

Editorial: Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change

admin On July 11, 2014, in College, Faculty, Hornung, Opinions/Editorials, by admin

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) professer Dr. Jeffrey Hornung  co-authored an editorial entitled “Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change,” which was released July 10 in The Diplomat. Summary: On July 1, the Japanese Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a proposal to reinterpret Japan’s constitution to end the ban on allowing its […]

CCM 14-1 Concludes with 100 new Alumni

admin On July 1, 2014, in Alumni, College, Courses, by admin

One hundred fellows representing 31 different nations and territories, and one international organization, graduated July 1 from the Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course 14-1 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. This diverse group of security practitioners was comprised of senior leaders and officials from across various military services, government ministries, law-enforcement agencies, […]

Dr. Hornung published in Asian Security Journal

PAO On June 30, 2014, in College, Hornung, by PAO

Dr. Jeffrey Hornung’s paper “ Japan’s Growning Hard Hedge Against China” is featured in the latest edition of  “Asian Security.” Summary:  As China accumulates more power, Japan is often overlooked as being capable of affecting China’s continued trajectory because of material differences and narratives of Japan being a reactive state. Yet, Beijing’s strategic planning cannot ignore Tokyo […]

APCSS graduates 101 for Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
14-1

admin On June 27, 2014, in Courses, Faculty, Workshop, by admin

This year’s first mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (MAPOC 14-1) was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) June 16 – 22 upon the request of 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) stationed at JBLM. The intensive one-week course included 12 lectures, two panel discussions on the territorial disputes and regional security architecture, 14 elective options, and daily […]

Director’s Vector: Recognizing our Enlisted Personnel

admin On June 26, 2014, in Director's Vector, by admin

Today I was pleased and proud to preside over the frocking of Logistics Specialist (LS) 1st Class Copernick Louis. I’m very proud of our enlisted personnel here at the Center. They spend many hours providing exceptional support for our courses and workshops. These highly dedicated professionals are a great example of the best that our military […]

Stakes Are High in Asia’s Changing Geopolitical Landscape

admin On June 26, 2014, in College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik, by admin

“America and China’s Dangerous Game of Geopolitical Poker” is Dr. Mohan Malik’s latest article for The National Interest . In it he discusses key reasons for China’s aggressive posturing and outlines major strategic shifts that are occurring in Asia’s geopolitical landscape. According to Malik, “…China is behaving just as other rising powers have behaved in […]

CFE-DMHA, APCSS partner to maximize disaster preparedness knowledge in the Asia-Pacific

admin On June 25, 2014, in Courses, by admin

HONOLULU, Hawaii – In the world of natural disasters, knowledge is power. As a means of building the knowledge base in the Asia-Pacific, two U.S. Pacific Command organizations – the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA) and Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) – have partnered together to provide officials from […]

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