Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Scholarly Publications

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'

Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent

Building Strategic Leverage in the Indian Ocean Region

The United States and its likeminded partners, particularly India — if four constraints are more realistically accounted for — and other members of the Quad, can more effectively mitigate the risks...

Other Publications

News

Would the United States Come to Taiwan's Defense?

October 2021

On CNN's GPS with Fareed Zakaria, APARC Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro shares insights about China's aspirations to take Taiwan by force and the United States' role, should a...

Balance of Power: Surprise China Missile Test

October 2021

APARC Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro shares insights about China's hypersonic missile capabilities, and the implications of further military buildup.

In Defense of AUKUS

October 2021

This is not only about nuclear-powered submarines; it is about a strengthened US commitment to Australia.

Events

Book Launch: The North Korean Conundrum

October 13, 2021

This is a joint event with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the event. The link will be unique to you, please save it and do not share with others.

Projects

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
English

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

Multimedia

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses China's Naval Capacity on the BBC World Service

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined BBC World Service's The Real Story host Ritula Shah and a panel of experts to discuss China's naval might and its military modernization program (the interview with Mastro starts at 24:00)  China has...

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses the Australia-UK-US Security Pact on the BBC Newshour

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined the BBC Newshour to discuss the significance of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States trilateral security pact.

The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

August 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to travel to Southeast Asia, where the reaction to the Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul is amazement, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson tells NPR's Southeast Asia Correspondent Julie...

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Visiting Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Russ Corwin Russell Corwin Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Randon Storms Randon L. Storms Visiting Scholar at APARC