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APCSS Activities Report - December 2013
China Workshops and Outreach
Recently, a delegation of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies traveled to China to conduct two workshops in the region. The first event was held in Beijing entitled, “US-China: Building Strategic Trust,” co-sponsored with the Institute of American Studies (IAS) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The second workshop, held in Lanzhou, examined regional impacts of climate change and resulting security implications, and was conducted in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI) and the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  Read more… 
TSC 13-2 Course Concludes
Twenty-nine senior executives from 27 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation 13-2 course on December 13 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Read more…
APCSS in the News
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves' article, "China's Unraveling Engagement Strategy," discusses relations between China and Mongolia and was featured in CSIS' The Washington Quarterly.
APCSS' Dr. Mohan Malik was quoted in an article by former APCSS adjunct professor Richard Halloran. "Friends or Allies," appeared on Air Force Magazine online.  
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung authored "China's War on International Norms." Additionally, he was quoted in an article for USA Today, “USA upgrading in Asia, but 'pivot' questioned,” in the news blog entry, “U.S. Forces Get Better, Not Bigger, in China Contest,” and provided input for the December 25th edition of the Asahi Shimbun (Japanese version), in the article, “Koukou no Jiyuu Kotonaru Omowaku” (Freedom of Navigation, Differing Expectations).
Dr. Steven Kim spoke at the Korean Economic Institute of America on the topic of cyber conflict within the Korean Peninsula. Read more...
APCSS Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf, and Professor Jessica Ear participated in panel sessions at the TechNet Asia-Pacific 2013 expo held in Honolulu.
Alumni in the News
Ms. Zenonida Brosas (EC 03-3, SSD 10-2) was appointed as deputy director general for the National Security Council (NSC), Republic of the Philippines. Read more…
Retired Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (EC 00-2) authored, “Gen Sharif’s earned his stripes, spots yet to show,” in a guest column for The Tribune India.
A distinguished alumnus of APCSS, Mr. Cyril P. Cusi (ASC 09-1) returned as a guest speaker to the TSC 13-2 course, held in Honolulu December 9-13. See more...
U.S. Congresswoman Hanabusa visits APCSS
Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa returned to the Center for another visit on December 17, receiving a detailed tour of from APCSS Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf. 
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Senior Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (SEAPOC) 14-1
January 15-17, 2014 
Comprehensive Security Response to Terrorism (CSRT) 14-1
February 24 - March 19, 2014
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March 24-28, 2014
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