A Security Nexus Perspective on The Strength of Allyship

Dr. James M. Minnich, Colonel U.S. Army retired and professor at DKI APCSS, has released a Security Nexus perspective paper titled “The Strength of Allyship: Cultivating Belonging for Team Success.” This paper originates from a speech delivered at the 10th Annual Women, Peace, and Security...

A Security Nexus Report Article Focusing on Artificial Intelligence for Security Practitioners

Major Brent Feller, United States Air Force Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), published a new report article for Security Nexus that explores the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to assist security...

Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES): “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region”

From 22–26 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region,” held at National Defense University in...

CSC 22-2 Features Tracks in Strategic Studies, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Management

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies completed its second iteration of the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course, graduating 82 Fellows from 29 countries. The 5-week, intensive program, took place from May 25- June 20. Through plenary lectures and small-group...

CSC 22-3 Fellows Achieve Security Cooperation in the ‘Aloha Sea’

In an exercise that embodied the security dynamics of the ever-evolving Indo-Pacific region, 103 Fellows participated in the Center’s Great Game. The full-day exercise, created by DKI APCSS professor Deon Canyon, took place on October 13 during week 4 of the Comprehensive Security...

CSC 23-3: Fellows Navigate Uncertainty with Courage

In a world marked by evolving geopolitical security challenges, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course 23-3 in Honolulu, bringing together 108 Fellows from over 30 countries in the Indo-Pacific region...

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DKI APCSS Faculty Participate in Women, Peace & Security Symposium

Two DKI APCSS faculty recently participated in the U.S. Naval War College’s 9th Annual Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security which was held there April 26-28, 2023. Dr. James Minnich contributed with a book chapter and panel presentation on “Politics of Belonging: Men as Allies in the...

Engaging Transnational Security in the Heart of the Pacific

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) brought together senior-level security practitioners from more than 20 countries to explore transnational security issues and emerging challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. DKI APCSS professor Dr. Jeremiah Lumbaca...

Inaugural Indo-Pacific Senior Enlisted Leaders SMEE Empowers Collaboration, Sets Stage for Stronger Regional Security

Honolulu, Hawaii – May 2024  “The knowledge and connections we built here strengthen our region against the complex security challenges we face together,” remarked a participant as the inaugural Indo-Pacific Senior Enlisted Leaders Subject Matter Expert Exchange (IPSEL SMEE) drew to a...

Middle East 2025 Workshop

From 25–26 March 2024, experts from the Qatar Armed Forces Strategic Studies Centre (QAFSSC) and the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies convened in Istanbul, Türkiye, for a series of comprehensive discussions. The discussions centered on defense, security, and the...

NESA Center Conducts Executive Seminar on Technology and Security

From 25 July to 5 August 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar that focused on how the security sector is informed by technological advances. The event’s topics included Autonomous/Unmanned Systems, Space, Cybersecurity, Artificial...

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NESA IOR Digital Series With Dr. Christopher Colley

23 March 2021 – This iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series features comments from Dr. Christopher Colley of the UAE National Defence College. His research on China-India relations is discussed, as well as what he sees as the nature of competition among major powers and how smaller...

New Paper Urges Southeast Asian States to Strengthen National Biodefense Strategies in the Face of Emergent Infectious Diseases

The threat of emergent infectious diseases to global health security is a constant concern, and Southeast Asian (SEA) countries have been particularly vulnerable to such diseases due to their geographic location, population density, and limited resources. With the recent outbreaks of COVID-19...

Politics by Numbers: Plato’s Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope

“Politics by Numbers: Plato’s Shadows Provide a Ray of Hope?” by James R. Sullivan is the latest perspective article for Security Nexus. The paper examines how countries shape media narratives before military actions, focusing on the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and potential China-...

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Security & Energy In The Mediterranean Sea Roundtable

March 22, 2021 – The NESA Center held a roundtable discussion on the Mediterranean Sea. Scholars from universities and think-tanks from Libya, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey were invited. The first panel focused on recent developments in Libya and the interim government’s efforts to...

Senior Leaders Gain a New View of the Region at TSC 23-2

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security recently graduated 27 Fellows from the Transnational Security Course (TSC) 23-2, closing out the Center’s slate of course offerings for the 2023 calendar year. From December 3-9, the senior leaders received lectures on crucial security...

The Indo-Pacific And Security Challenges With Mr. Blake Herzinger

In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, NESA’s Jeff Payne is honored to speak with Mr. Blake Herzinger, a Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow with the Pacific Forum and President of the Singapore chapter of CIMSEC. Mr. Herzinger’s expertise in security assistance, maritime security, and...

Tunisian National Defense Institute Security Seminar (Phase I of II)

In partnership with U.S. Africa Command, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted Phase I/II of the Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) Security Seminar in Tunis, Tunisia, on 9 January 2024. Professor Anne Moisan covered a Strategic Policy Approach...

U.S. Army War College Strategic Staff Ride Seminar

On 15 May 2024, fifteen U.S. Army War College students and accompanying faculty attended a two-hour seminar hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. The students and faculty were in Washington, D.C. as part of the Army War College’s annual Strategic Staff Ride,...

Wade Turvold Participates in DSCA/Regional Centers Panel at Sea Air Space Conference

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2023 — Wade Turvold, Dean of Admissions and Business Operations at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), took part in a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)/Regional Centers panel during the Navy League’s 2023 Sea-Air-...

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The South Caucasus: A playground between NATO and Russia?

In this article, the challenges and prospects of cooperation between the South Caucasus countries and NATO have been analyzed. The geo-economic, geopolitical and geostrategic importance of the region for both NATO and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (Russia particularly) and reciprocal...

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The Prospects of Azerbaijan to Enhance Military Interoperability with NATO

After the end of the Cold War, NATO recognized the importance of extending far beyond its traditional borders in order to maintain peace and stability throughout Europe. The incorporation of new members into the Alliance came to the fore. In the light of this approach, cooperation with partner...

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Alumni Publication: "In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 21 March 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D’Souza's article titled "In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP." "The Taliban are neither demonstrably capable of weakening ISKP, nor are they willing to accept any capacity enhancing external...

Alumni Publication: "The Taliban’s Unsustainable War on Drugs" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 27 June, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D’Souza's latest Op-Ed "The Taliban’s Unsustainable War on Drugs." "Afghanistan’s opiate economy is unlikely to be disrupted by a one-off campaign of crop destruction in a handful of provinces." Read the full...

Alumni Publication: "Whistleblowers: The Unsung Heroes" by Charani Patabendige

On 31 July 2023, Modern Diplomacy published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's latest Op-Ed "Whistleblowers: The Unsung Heroes." "Whistleblowers play an indispensable role in combatting bribery and corruption, acting as a highly effective strategy to preserve the security of any...

Alumni Publication: "Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Beijing Visit an Invitation for Chinese Strategic Expansion" by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

On 2 April 2024, Global Strat View published NESA Center alum Asanga Abeyagoonasekera's latest Op-Ed, "Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Beijing Visit an Invitation for Chinese Strategic Expansion." "Six months before the presidential elections, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh...

Regional Security Architecture - Dr. Rouben Azizian

Understanding regional security architecture, requires that we first understand the terms used to define it.  The word regional may refer to the Asia-Pacific, or Indo-Asia-Pacific.  It may also include the countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in Central and South America. ...

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