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Activities Report - February 2011

Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course Begins

On February 24, the latest class of the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) Course kicked off with 86 Fellows from 46 countries and territories.


APCSS' approach to the course is to look at ways to reduce the benefits and raise the costs of using terrorism to make it an unattractive option to disaffected groups.  Methods include: enhance governance through better strategic thinking, create a deeper understanding of the role of strategic communication, and encourage whole of government and inter-government cooperation and collaboration. 


APCSS Director Lt. Gen. Smith discussing the course objectives with CSRT Fellows.

Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

Asia-Pacific Security and U.S.-Sino Relationships

Mar. 24-29, 2011 in Beijing & Shanghai, China


An APCSS Team will travel to China to engage Chinese academics in discussion of security challenges of mutual concern to both the United States and China. Two days of discussion will be conducted in Beijing in concert with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. An additional two days of discussion will be conducted in Shanghai with Tongji University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.


Security Sector Development: National Priorities and Regional Approaches
Apr. 4-8, 2011 in Honolulu


Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Nepal will be the focus of the third Security Sector Development workshop. The 5-day workshop is designed to promote a common and better understanding of a security sector, its management and supervision, as well as evolving roles and responsibilities of security institutions. It will specifically address the following areas: 1) Composition of the security sector: national characteristics and international practice, 2) Security sector governance: challenges and opportunities, 3) Interfaces and engagements with and between security sector organizations, 4) Mechanisms of effectively developing security systems.


Faculty Updates

Dr. Rouben Azizian is on temporary duty at the Near East South Asia Center to contibute to their executive seminar on Central Asia.



Dr. Scott Hauger and Dr. Virginia Watson led a panel discussion on Security and the Environment at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) 2011 Annual Meeting February 17-21. The panel was covered by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


Dr. Jeffrey Hornung published two papers this month.  The first “With a Left Like This, Who Needs the Right?”  discusses Japan’s political structure and its impact on national defense.  The second article entitled “Glum & Glummer in Japan” was publish in the East West Center's Asia Pacific Bulletin.  The article focuses on Japan’s political parties and what’s next for Japan.


Alumni News

Joint Alumni Events in Africa

In support of the Africa Center's Topical Outreach Program Series (TOPS), our alumni office coordinated between ACSS and APCSS alumni from Comoros, Tanzania and Kenya to share information about these special programs. A number of APCSS alumni attended these events held in February.

Wing C Updates

Get the latest updates on our military construction project by clicking here.

Previous Issues

You can find past issues of the APCSS Activities Report and the Military Construction newsletter online at:


Copies are also posted on GlobalNet and APCSSLink.

In this issue:

Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course Begins

Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

Faculty Updates

Alumni News

APCSSLink Blogs



Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT)

Feb. 24 - Mar. 25



Asia-Pacific Security and U.S.-Sino Relationships

Mar. 24-29, 2011



Security Sector Development: National Priorities and Regional Approaches
Apr. 4-8, 2011


Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC)

Apr. 28 - Jun. 15



See Full Course Calendar





Recently, APCSS was pleased to host orientation visits by a number of distinguished visitors/groups. 


- Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (East Asia Pacific) Joseph Yun


- Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence (Counternarcotics and Global Threats) William Weschler


- Republic of Korea Ministry of Defence (Human Resources) representatives

APCSSLink Blogs

The storm of public protest and modern dictators   


Tahrir Square - A political land mark of this decade !! 


The impulsive acts of right and left wing extremists and their day dreams


The spreading waves of opposition and violence

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