The Interface of Science, Technology & Security
“The Interface of Science, Technology & Security” edited Virginia Watson, Ph.D., is the latest publication produced by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The eBook includes updated papers from an APCSS science & technology (S&T) workshop which identified and assessed the most significant current and emerging scientific and technological developments, evaluated their impact on international security, and recommended priority S&T and security policy agenda items based on Asia-Pacific perspectives. Click here to access the book in its entirety & by chapter.
Faculty News & Publications
New Zealand Defense Force Command and Staff College-APCSS Joint Seminar
Nov. 5-8 in Honolulu
In November, APCSS co-hosted a four-day seminar with the New Zealand Defense Force Command and Staff College entitled "Understanding, Shaping & Adapting to the Asia-Pacific Regional Security Architecture." The seminar was developed to help participants understand and apply the concept of regional security architecture to analyze the complex sub-regional security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific and address key transnational security issues in the Asia-Pacific Region. This multi-national event included participation by 52 military and civilian representatives, primarily at O4-O6 levels, as well as warrant officers. While the majority were New Zealanders, participants included officers from Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. In addition, a special half-day NZ/U.S. Senior Enlisted Leader forum was held with on-island U.S. Senior Enlisted Leaders.
Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defense
A number of Chiefs of Defense who attended the annual U.S. Pacific Command Chiefs of Defense Conference are also graduates of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Pictured here with PACOM Commander Admiral Samuel J. Locklear (center) are: Brigadier General Francis Agwi (TSC10-2) of Papua New Guinea; General Eth Sarath (SEC08-2) of Cambodia; General Tserendejidiin Byambajav (TSC12-2) of Mongolia; Major General Ahmed Shiyam (TSC12-1 and EC99-3) of the Maldives; and, Brigadier General Tau'aika Uta'atu (SEC05-3) of Tonga. Missing from photo are General Gaurav S.J.B. Rana (EC99-1) of Nepal and Australia Chief of Defense and conference host Gen. David Hurley (SEC01-2).
Transnational Security Cooperation(TSC)
Twenty-five senior executives from 24 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course December 7 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. They included military and civilian leaders from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.
Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (M-APOC)
Congratulations to the Fellows of the mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course. Sixty-seven Fellows from the U.S., Canada, Japan and Korea complete the course which was held at Joint Base Ft. Lewis-McChord in December.
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 13-1
Jan. 28 – Feb. 1
Senior Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 13-1
Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) Course 13-1
Feb. 21-Mar. 22
See APCSS Calendar
Recently, APCSS was pleased to host orientation visits by a number of distinguished visitors/groups including:
His Excellency Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the U.S.
Her Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the U.S.
Amb. Walter North, U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, & Vanuatu
Rear Admiral NG, Chee Peng, Singapore Chief of Navy
Mr. Secretary Enkhtuvshin Tsagaandari, Mongolia National Security Council
Ms. Sharon Burke, ASD for Operational Energy Plans/Programs
Ms. Teresa M. Takai, DoD Chief Information Officer
Mr. James Hursch, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration
Brig. Gen. Burt Thompson, Deputy Commander, 25th ID(L)
Rear Admiral Russel S. Penniman, Reserve Deputy Commander & Chief of Staff, USPACFLT
Dr. Anna Oldmeadow, Senior Analyst, Strategic Analysis Branch, Office of National Assessments, Australia.