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DKI APCSS Activities Report - Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018

12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on HADR
12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (ADMM-PLUS EWG on HADR) photo
Seventy participants from 17 nations attended the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group (EWG) on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) which was held in Honolulu Jan. 31 - Feb. 2. In this second of three annual meetings co-hosted by Malaysia and the United States, Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command provided opening remarks. Co-hosted by Malaysia and the United States at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies,  this meeting included one and a half days of formal sessions and a day of information meetings. Attending the meeting were representatives from nine ASEAN countries and eight “plus" countries including Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the  United States. The meetings focused on improving civil-military coordination mechanisms during HA/DR Operations. For photos of this workshop, click here to go to our Facebook page.
DKI APCSS supports United Nations workshop on disaster risk reduction in India
DKI APCSS supports United Nations workshop on disaster risk reduction in India photo
 
In December 2017, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) supported the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in delivering a workshop in New Delhi, India. The workshop was opened by Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India, and hosted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
DKI APCSS Facutly members participate in US Mission to ASEAN and USPACOM forum

 
In partnership with U.S. Mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  and U. S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), DKI APCSS faculty members participated in the fifth of a series of multilateral workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam entitled "Gulf of Thailand Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative 5TH Commander's Forum." The 3-day workshop ran Dec. 13-15, and was intended to enhance stability by promoting maritime safety and security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. It will work to promote a stable, rules-based and prosperous international order, and expand inclusion in principled security networks. The Commander’s Forum is intended to provide a regular venue for strategic coordination among the region’s Maritime Law Enforcement organizations, and serve as a platform to design combined operational exercises and operations, as well as identify priority areas for tactical training events. The DKI APCSS Director led a team of five from the Center to join with forty-two workshop participants from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, and the United States. Workshop speakers came from the Japan Coast Guard Academy, INTERPOL, and JIATF-W. Ms. Jane Bocklage, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Permanent Representative to ASEAN, was the senior U.S. representative at the workshop.

Latest publications
New papers, articles and/or OpEds by DKI APCSS faculty members: 
 
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves recently contributed a chapter on Northeast Asia to The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies entitled “Origins, Intentions, and Security Implications of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.”
 
Military Professor Jonathan G. Odom, published a new article in the Ocean Development and International Law Journal, entitled “Navigating Between Treaties and Tweets: How to Ensure Discourse about Maritime Freedom Is Meaningful.”

 
Dr. Mohan Malik  recently published an article entitled “Myanmar’s Role in China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative” in the Journal of Contemporary China.
 
Dr. Bill Wieninger recently co-authored an OpEd on N. Korea for Time magazine with Rep. Ted Lieu entitled: “President Trump’s Threats Against North Korea Put the World in Danger.” The OpEd was published in the Ideas section of Time magazine’s website.
 
Professor Kerry Lynn Nankivell has a new article that explains why Japan’s institutional and political contexts deter unilateralism and militarism, even as Japan expands its maritime security capacity to deal with the new strategic realities. “Japanese Maritime Assistance: A Status Quo Plus” was published by the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Maritime Awareness Project.
 
“Forthcoming Asia Strategy Should Avoid Second-handed Pitfalls” is a new OpEd published by DKI APCSS military professor and U.S. Marine Corp Lt. Col. Scott D. McDonald by The National Interest.
 
Senior Military Professor Col. James M. Minnich recently published an article entitled “North Korea Solution, Changed Regime” in Military Review.
 
In October 2017, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies co-hosted a workshop on
ASEAN @50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?” The result of the two days of Australia-
Singapore-U.S. policy trialogue is a new publication outlining the group’s recommendations.
Faculty News
Dr. Jim Campbell participated in a Pacific Area Special Operations (PASOC) conference where he moderated a panel discussion on “Lessons Learned on Insurgency through the Lens of Malaysia, Colombia and the Philippines.”
 
Dr. Saira Yamin was recently selected to the be a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy.


Dr. Virginia B. Watson presented a paper at the Symposium “Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia: Tenth Anniversary of the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation” in Tokyo, Japan in December 2017.  The title of her paper is “Australia and Japan in Philippine Foreign Policy”.
 
In This Issue:
12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on HADR
 
DKI APCSS supports United Nations workshop on disaster risk reduction in India
 
DKI APCSS Facutly members participate in US Mission to ASEAN and USPACOM forum
Upcoming Events
Courses
 
Comprehensive Crisis Management Course 18-1 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 4)
 
Advanced Security Cooperation Course (ASC) 18-1 (Mar. 29 - May 2)
 
Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) Course 18-1 (May 20 – May 25)
 
 
Workshops: 
 
Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia (CT) II Manila,Philippines (Mar. 13 - 15, 2018)

 
U. S. Strategy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific (Apr. 4 - 8)
 
Maritime Shared Awareness (MSA) in Southeast Asia IV (May 14 - 17)
  
Notable visitors
Simon Lee, U.S. Foreign Service, Chief of Political-External Affairs
 
Executive Leadership Development Program Group (ELDP)
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
Hawai’i Pacific University Leadership and Faculty
 
Guido Weiss, Military Legislative Assistant, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
 
Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
 
Vice Adm. KRIENGKRAI, Anantasan
Director General of Naval Operations Department
 
Air Force Strategic Policy Fellows
 
Lt. Gen. Steve Bowes (TSC 13-1) Department of National Defence / Government of Canada
 
Susan Niblock, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
 
Kurt Tong, Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau
 
Attorneys and Paralegals from the U.S. Army Pacific Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
 
Vice Adm. G. Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and the Head of Delegation for the Indian Navy
 
Defense Orientation Conference Association
 
Rear Admiral ASM Abdul Baten
 
Ray Shirkhodai, Pacific Disaster Center
 
 
 
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