2023 Royal Jordanian National Defense College Strategic Leadership Seminar

From 21–30 August 2023, the NESA Center conducted the “Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar” with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. Seminar content and instruction was led by NESA Center Associate Dean Charles Marks and...

2024 Excellence in Federal Government Awards

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security honored four individuals and one team at the 2024 Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Awards ceremony at the 68th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program held May 10, 2024, at Hickam Air Force Base. This year’s DKI APCSS...

Col. Gillis Assumes Command
637th Training Group Assumption of Command

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - Col. Jason Janaros, Commander, 37th Training Wing (left), passed the 637th Training Group guidon to Col. Kouji P. Gillis (right), who assumed command of the 637th TRG & DLIELC effective 10 July 2019. Prior to assuming command, Colonel Gillis was the...

Emile Ouedraogo
A Conversation with Emile Ouedraogo on Military Professionalism in Africa

Longtime friend of the Africa Center, Dr. Emile Ouedraogo spoke to us recently about military professionalism. Dr. Ouedraogo retired in 2012 as a colonel in the Burkina Faso Army and then served as a member of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. He was...

Bailey Selected as the New Deputy Director at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Honolulu – Russell Bailey has been selected as the new deputy director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. A seasoned professional, Bailey has extensive executive-level service at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the Joint Staff, U.S....

Cambodia’s Aspirations for a Successful ASEAN Chairmanship, 2022: The Socio-Cultural Community

The Asian Vision Institute (AVI) & DKI APCSS are hosting a webinar on “Cambodia’s Aspirations for a Successful ASEAN Chairmanship, 2022: The Socio-Cultural Community” on Friday, 10 September from 8-11 am (Cambodia Time) or 3-5 pm (Honolulu Time) via Zoom. The webinar will focus on “What...

DKI APCSS Alumni at Chiefs of Defense Conference
Chiefs of Defense Conference 2016

Reposted from Defense.mil Story by Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity MANILA, Philippines , Sept. 6, 2016 — Addressing military leaders from 29 Pacific nations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today voiced concern over North Korea's recent missile activity and...

CSWG holds 20th Annual Meeting
CSWG holds 20th Annual Meeting

Kosiče, Slovakia, September 27- October 1, 2021 -The PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes held the 20th Annual Conference of the Conflict Studies Working Group. Organized by the Institute of Military History of the Slovak Ministry of Defense together with the...

Defense Security Cooperation University Military Officer NESA Center Orientation

On Thursday, 27 July 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies welcomed three U.S. military officers who attended the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) seven-week training and education program, which includes the Fundamentals and Application of Security...

Director Leaf
Director Leaf to Depart DKI APCSS at End of Term

HONOLULU–Retired U.S. Air Force Lt.Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf, Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, has announced that he will be departing the Center at the end of his current term in in January 2017. His last day in the office will be October 31th. “I have...

Capt. Camilo A. Bonilla Bernal, Colombian Army and Senior Chief Petty Officer Kwi Seong Lee, South Korean Navy
DLI Colombian student performs an act of honesty and integrity

Photo and Story By Spencer Berry DLI Public Affairs “All I could think about was the person who lost it.” Capt. Camilo A. Bonilla Bernal, Colombian Army DLI student, Capt. Camilo A. Bonilla Bernal, Colombian Army, had finished a late lunch off base and was driving back to the...

Col Cooper presents the Challenge Coin to Lt Gen (Ret) Hata
DLIELC unveils Wall Of Fame inductees

By Senior Airman Warburton JBSA-Lackland, TX The DLIELC unveiled their wall of fame inductees Aug. 21, at the DLIELC on JBSA Lackland. “In the 61 years since DLI’s English Language Center has been established, there have been many students who have made significant contributions in...

Drs. Luis Bitencourt (L) and Abraham Lowenthal (R)
Dr. Lowenthal Visits the Perry Center

Dr. Abraham F. Lowenthal visited the Perry Center last month to discuss his book, Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders (co-edited with Sergio Bitar). Dr. Lowenthal met with the faculty and recorded a “Diálogo” with Dr. Luis Bitencourt. Dr. Lowenthal is Professor Emeritus of...

Dr. Sungmin Cho Presents at the 22nd Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea

On July 14, DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho joined a panel of experts to discuss North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war. In his remarks Dr. Cho presentedhis analyses on (1) the Chinese view of North Korea’s military provocations in 2022, (2) the...

Flo Rapozo Paves the Way for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

In recognition of a stellar career in Federal service, Deaf in Government (DIG), a 501(c)(3) organization, has selected Flo Rapozo as a chairperson for the upcoming events: the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity (Honolulu, March 2023), and the Deaf in Government...

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 close...

Iraq National Defence College Discussion

31 March 2021 – The NESA Center conducted a virtual private event for the National Defence College of Iraq to address the challenges and obstacles ahead of U.S.-Iraq relations under the new Biden Administration. The discussion was led by Mr. Daniel Curfiss, with a welcome by NESA’s Academic...

Jennifer Keys with Dean Cramer
Jennifer Key (ASC17-2) selected as Alumna of the Year for 2018

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018! The Center receives many nominations each year. She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy....

Lebanese Armed Forces
Lebanon Fouad Shehab Command & Staff College Program

6 April – 9 April 2021 – Events in Lebanon and the United States over the last 10 months have conclusively demonstrated that leaders do not have the luxury of responding to crises one at a time. Whether grappling with global pandemics, national disasters, or violent extremism, states must...

Lithuania Alumni Explore Russian Strategic Thinking

On Thursday, 16 June 2016, Lithuanian Marshall Center Alumni met to discuss Vladimir Putin's strategy and policymaking process. Marshall Center Professor Graeme Herd led the group through a thought-provoking presentation on Russia's national security decisionmaking. Former Marshall Center...


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FALL 2014
Strengthening of Reaction Capability of European Union. Challenges and Perspectives of Western Balkans. FALL 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Connections presents ideas on the strengthening of the rapid reaction capability of the European Union and ways and means by which regional alliances may effectively confront hostile regional powers. It provides insight into the challenges and perspectives of the economic...

Currents Winter 2020
Currents: Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Currents is now available to download. Take a look to learn about what we've been working on, and how we stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. CHECK IT OUT

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Report: "Women in Multilateral Peace Operations 2023: What is the State of Play?"

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual update on the state of women’s participation in multilateral peace operations, titled "Women in Multilateral Peace Operations 2023: What is the State of Play?" ABSTRACT: In the year 2000, United Nations Security...

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