Security in Southeast Asia is shaped by several dynamics. Chief among them are the struggle over international order and the challenges of and responses to non-traditional security issues. This panel will focus on these security dynamics. We will discuss the struggle between a rules-based and a hierarchy-based international order, especially as it plays out in the South China Sea and in relations between Southeast Asian countries and China; the challenges of and societal responses to climate change, trafficking crimes, cyber security issues, IUU fishing, and terrorism. We will also discuss the implications of these dynamics for human, national, and regional security.
Examine causes, trends, challenges and opportunities of major security challenges in the sub-region.
Examine nature and extent of U.S. engagement in the sub-region.
Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2007. Dr. Byrd researches, teaches, and publishes in the areas of U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations; security dynamics in Southeast Asia; economics and security linkages; rising inequality and its implication on security; the roles of private-sector, women, and education in socioeconomic development; civil-military operations; leadership; organizational development & innovation; and transformational learning & adult education.
Dr. Alexander L. Vuving came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2008 from Tulane University, where he taught courses on International Relations, International Security, China and the World, and a field seminar in International Politics. Dr. Vuving’s research interests cut across International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Historical Sociology. His major areas of research range from functional topics such as the Sources of State Behavior, the Making of Grand Strategic Change, and the Workings of Soft Power.