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APCSS Activities Report - April 2014
Nepal Chief of the Army Returns to APCSS
On April 28, Gen. Gaurav Rana, Chief of the Army of Nepal and alumnus of the Executive Course 99-1, returned to visit the Center and spoke to the Fellows of ASC 14-2. See more...
APCSS Wishes 'Mahalo' to AMB Salmon
On April 7, APCSS held a ceremony to commemorate the departure of retired U.S. Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, after many faithful years of service and countless contributions. AMB Salmon was one of the founding members of the Center, serving as the Foreign Policy Adviser and adjunct faculty member during courses and workshops. Picture above with the current and each previous Director of the Center. See more...

APCSS in the News
Dr. Miemie Byrd was interviewed for, "Burma's Big Break" appearing in the latest Asia-Pacific Defense Forum.
Dr. Mohan Malik was interviewed for an article on the "Geopolitics of Energy" in Forbes.
Dr. Lora Saalman spoke on "China's Hypersonic Weapons Development" at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, while on travel to support the capstone planning exercise for the USMC Command and Staff College. Additionally, she authored a related, independent research paper, "Prompt Global Strike: China and the Spear."
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung authored a special Op-Ed, available here, and penned an editorial, "Tokyo's View of the U.S. Rebalance." While traveling in region, he gave several presentations on the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific area at the National Institute for Defense Studies, the Tokyo Foundation, and Japan's Maritime Staff College. See more...

Dr. Rouben Azizian and fellow faculty member, Lt. Nicholas Matcheck (USN), co-authored an Op-Ed, "Colombia at the Crossroads: Rebels, Drugs and Democratic Policies."
"Weak Power Bargaining with China: Mongolia and North Korea in comparative perspective" was co-authored by Dr. Jeffrey Reeves and published by The Journal of Contemporary China.
Maj. Chris Kuchma co-authored an Op-Ed on the South China Sea with former APCSS visiting intern, Michael Daniels. Read more...
In his latest paper, Dr. Justin Nankivell discusses how Chile serves as a good model for Asia-Pacific nations on security sector reform, "Best Practices Crossing the Pacific: Security Sector Development from the Andes to Asia."  
On April 30, Dr. Rouben Azizian and resident intern, Ms. Bourjana Lubura-Winchester, gave a lunchtime presentation to the Fellows of ASC 14-2 on the, "Ukraine Crisis and its implications on the Asia-Pacific," available to view, here.   
"Becoming a Strategic Leader" BBL & Webinar
On April 23, APCSS' Director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf, gave a brown bag lunch session presentation to a large audience of ASC 14-2 Fellows and APCSS faculty and staff, which was simultaneously broadcasted to APCSS Alumni online. The topic, "Becoming a Strategic Leader" included several anecdotes from his experiences during 30+ years of military service. See presentation video...
Foreign Ambassadors Visit APCSS

During April, APCSS hosted visits from two, distinguished foreign ambassadors. The Singapore Ambassador to the U.S., AMB Ashok Mirpuri (above center), visited APCSS on April 3, and, on April 9, the Center welcomed India's Ambassador to the U.S., AMB Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (below right).

In this issue:
Upcoming Events
May 29 - July 1

July 21-25
APCSS Publishes WPS Strategy

In late April, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies unveiled a new strategic policy statement in support of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). Click here to access and view this policy statement.  
Notable Visits
April 1: Lt. Gen. Nipat Thonglek (SE 08-2), Permanent Secretary of the Thailand Ministry of Defense.
April 3: Maj.  Gen. Vanna Chea (EC 06-2), Cambodia Ministry of National Defense. 
April 16: Rear Adm. Meredith Austin (SP 13-1).
April 16: Adm. Harry B Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. See more...
April 17: Mr. Tom Kelly, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
April 24: Mr. Atul Keshap, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State. See more...
April 25: Mr. David Helvey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia.

Alumni in the News
Retired Col. Ratindra Khatri (ASC 09-1) had another Op-Ed published, entitled, "Thoroughbreds."
APCSS hosts a number of Communities of Interest on APCSSLink. These communities are open to all APCSS Alumni. Please note you must be logged onto APCSSLink to access the Communities of Interest forum pages. 
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