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Activities Report - May 2011

Leveraging Security Cooperation Education



“Leveraging Security Cooperation Education and Maximizing the Alumni Network” workshop attendees participate in a plenary session in the APCSS Center Conference Room May 13.


The workshop held May 11-13 was designed for APCSS advocacy teams (US Embassy - Partner Nations – APCSS Alumni and non-governmental)  to gather during the Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC 11-1) course to develop a common definition of security and identify what constitutes a “Suitable Fellow” for the respective courses by experiencing a “Day in the Life” of resident Fellows. The workshop participants shared their model and processes for recruiting prospective participants best able to take advantage of APCSS program offerings. Attending the workshop were 24 participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Singapore.

Advanced Security Cooperation

ASC11-1 Fellows attend Memorial Day Services at Punchbowl.


APCSS kicked off the Advanced Security Cooperation Course on April 28 with 81 Fellows from the following locations: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam.

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Faculty Updates


Dean Lauren Kahea Moriarty attended the 25th Asia-Pacific Roundtable in Kuala Lumpur.


APCSS faculty have been elected to leadership roles in the Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Honor Society. Dr. James Campbell was elected President of the Hawaii State chapter of Sigma Xi hosted by the University of Hawaii, and Dr. Scott Hauger serves as Vice President. Sigma Xi is the premier research society in the United States, promoting science education and research in all 50 States, and through international chapters in several nations in Europe and Asia.


Faculty Publications & Interviews


Dr. Rouben Azizian discussed Russia-Pakistan relations with World Politics Review. That interview is online at:



Japan’s 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines: Coping with the “Grey Zones” is the latest paper written by Dr. David Fouse at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.


In this publication Dr. Fouse states that “Japan has placed new emphasis on developing its own capability to deter China in the ‘gray zones’ of disputed territories and waters near its southern island chain.


“Consensus across the Japanese security community on this new strategic outlook has lead to the abandonment of the Basic Defense Force concept and the adoption of a ‘Dynamic Defense Force’ concept as the underlying logic driving Japan’s defense policy.”


How they will implement this new concept and the ideological differences that continue to play out within the media are also discussed in this publication.


You can find “Japan’s 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines: Coping with the “Grey Zones” online at: (


Dr. Fouse also recently published “Japan Unlikely to Redirect Defense Policy” in the PacNet newsletter produced by Pacific Forum CSIS.

You can read this newsletter online at:


How has the crisis in Japan affected Japan’s global engagement?  That is the common theme of two articles recently published by APCSS’ Dr. Jeffrey Hornung.  ”When Disaster isn’t a Zero-Sum Game” appears in The Diplomat online magazine.   Dr. Hornung was also featured in the Pacific Forum CSIS’ PACNET newsletter with an article entitled “Amidst Cooperation, “Normalcy” Returns to Northeast Asia.”  His recent visit to Japan was covered in the Japan  Maritime Self-Defense Force Staff College Newsletter.

Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

Perspectives on the India-U.S. Strategic Interface: Towards an Improved Understanding of Aspirations, Goals, and Futures    

20-24 June 2011, Honolulu


The workshop aims to examine, through bi-lateral dialogs, the efficacy of the contemporary strategic relationship and examine India-U.S. thinking on optimizing it. The workshop, anticipated to be the first in a series of APCSS sponsored conversations between participants on the India-U.S. strategic partnership, will be a useful step in identifying areas of convergence in the relationship, as well as divergences that could potentially retard advancing the partnership. The aim is to enable a series of conversations that could facilitate a framework for further focused security cooperation.   The workshop, designed to address the traditional and non-traditional security issues of political, social and economic dimensions, through a candid exchange of perspectives will examine three key areas of intersection over the next 10-20 years: 1)Technology Sharing, 2) Geo-political Dynamics Impacting the India-U.S. Relationship, 3) Current & future security challenges in the Indian Ocean.


In this issue:

Leveraging Security Cooperation Education

Advanced Security Cooperation

More News

Upcoming Workshops & Outreach Events

APCSSLink Blogs

Annual Report


Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC)

Apr. 28 - Jun. 15


Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) 

Jul. 7 - Aug. 5


Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC)   

Aug. 22-26


See Full Course Calendar


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


- Lt. Gen. Mohan Verma, Director General for Military Operations (India)


- National Defense University International Fellows


- Mr. Richard Genaille, DSCA Deputy Director


- Capstone 11-3


- Deputy Consul General Kazunari Tanaka (Japan)

APCSSLink Blogs

The following are some of the latest blogs & stories to appear on our alumni portal - APCSSLink. Please note: you must have access to APCSSLink in order to view these files.



Missile Race in East Asia?



New Forces for Regional Order and Security



Effectiveness of Surgical strike in CT Operation - Lessons learnt


On Anti-Piracy and the Principal-Agent Dilemma



Linkage between Organizational Culture & Leadership and Innovation



Can public sector organizations be innovative?


Leaders and organizational change/innovation



Annual Report

The 2010 APCSS Annual Report is now available online. Click here to download a copy.

Previous Issues

You can find past issues of the APCSS Activities Report and the Military Construction newsletter online here.  


Copies are also posted on GlobalNet and APCSSLink.

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