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DKI APCSS Activities Report - August 2016
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Fellows build counterterror collaboration in CSRT 16-1
Recent deadly attacks in Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as Germany and France, are according to Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, “harsh reminders” why the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies conducts an extensive course in counterterrorism strategies.  Roughly four weeks long, the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism program provides U.S. and international Fellows from the Asia-Pacific region and other select nations with the skills needed to combat terrorism and associated transnational threats.  The Center promotes a multi-dimensional, whole-of-society approach to the issue.  One hundred seven security practitioners from 48 locations took part in the latest iteration, CSRT 16-1, July 14 to Aug. 10.  To read more, click here.
Workshop furthers Myanmar effort to build inclusiveness
As the nation of Myanmar transitions from military rule to an emerging democracy, its government has embarked on a peaceful political, economic and social transformation.  The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is supporting that transformation through a series of engagements and workshops, the latest held Aug. 15 to 19 in the nation’s capital Naypyitaw. DKI APCSS conducted the workshop titled “Building an Inclusive Security Sector in Myanmar” in partnership with that nation’s National Defence College (NDC).  Workshop coordinator Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd said the August event was one of several steps in Myanmar’s building a more transparent, inclusive government.  Pictured above left, participants address inclusion issues during  a workshop seminar session.  To read more, click here.
Workshop focuses on increasing women's role in security
As part of an ongoing international effort to increase women’s participation in the security sector, security professionals from the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for an Aug. 23 to 25 workshop.  The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Mongolian Institute for Strategic Studies co-hosted the event.  Fifty-five participants from the Indo-Asia-Pacific region represented military, law enforcement, and civilian government agencies.  Titled “Addressing Institutional Impediments to Inclusion in the Security Sector,” the workshop enabled participants to evaluate case studies from the region, analyze remaining hurdles to inclusion and craft recommended courses of action.  To read more, click here.
Nations explore maritime security logistics cooperation
The U.S. Department of Defense, Southeast Asian maritime nations, and key regional allies participated in the first in a new series of multilateral engagements Aug. 15 to 19 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  The “Maritime Security Logistics Workshop” enabled 48 security practitioners from the participating nations to discuss opportunities to cooperate in strengthening regional logistics capabilities and capacity.  "Nations are building a common understanding of maritime threats and recognize the need to work together to counter them effectively,” said DKI APCSS workshop lead U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom.  Pictured at left is participant Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, with Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  To read more, click here.
Faculty publications and media
The Diplomat has published Kerry Lynn Nankivell’s latest article “South China Sea: Fishing in Troubled Waters.”    Nankivell discusses the concept of a U.S.-Philippines fisheries pact as a counter to China’s aggression in the South China Sea.  Despite a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration denying China’s claim to sovereignty over much of the region, that nation continues to expand its military and commercial exploitation of islands and resources in contested waters.  Nankivell writes that a U.S.-Philippines partnership to enforce fishing rights in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone could offer a “natural, non-escalatory” means to ensure rule of law in Southeast Asian waters.
DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon recently published an article entitled “The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit Report Card: Both Failing Marks and Substantive Gains for an Increasingly Globalized Humanitarian Landscape”  on the PLOS Currents website.  In the article, he reports on the recent World Humanitarian Summit and its impact.  Canyon states, “Outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit were mixed with some refreshing new directions being endorsed and a lack of systemic reform. The selective agenda and OCHA's lack of success in engaging pre-meeting political participation not only hampered the Summit’s ability to deal with global issues and institutional reform, but also alienated it from leading aid agencies and governments.”
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In this issue
Upcoming events
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
Sept 12 to 16

Advanced Security Cooperation Course
Sept. 22 to Oct. 26
Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific Workshop (London)
Sept. 21 to 23
Maritime Security Challenge 2016
(Victoria, Canada)
Oct. 3 to 6
Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
Oct. 4 to 6

Notable visitors
Aug. 1: Maj. Gen. Nguyen Quan Dam, Commander, Vietnam Coast Guard

Aug. 1: Mr. Heru Hanindyo, Deputy Chief Judge, Indonesia Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Aug. 3: Ms. Jane Coombs, Director, North Asia Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Aug. 3: Amb. Amanda Ellis, Special Advisor, Office of President, East West Center

Aug. 3: Amb. Daniel Clune, U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Aug. 12: Ms. Susan Thornton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. State Department
Aug. 12: Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Aug. 25: Dr. Beomchul Shin, Director General for Policy Planning, Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Aug. 26:  Amb. Robert Riley, U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia
Aug. 29: Mr. Nicholas Dean, Director of the Office of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Affairs, U.S. State Department
Aug. 29: Ms. Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Aug. 31: Maj. Gen. Kevin Schneider, Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Command
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