Publications

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“The ‘Pivot’ and Its Problems: American Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia,” Pacific Review, 27/3, 2014: forthcoming, http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpre20/current

“Three Hypotheses on Korea’s Intense Resentment of Japan,” The Diplomat, March 13, 2014, http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/three-hypotheses-on-koreas-intense-resentment-of-japan/

“Comparing China and the Kaiser’s Germany,” Lowy Interpreter, March 12-13, 2014, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2014/03/12/China-compared-with-pre-World-War-1-Germany-Similarities.aspx

“What Would Chinese Hegemony Look Like?” The Diplomat, February 10, 2014, http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/what-would-chinese-hegemony-look-like/

“Book Review: North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economics and Society,” Pacific Affairs, 86/4, 2013: 932-34, http://www.pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/current-issue-2/; available at: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/book-review-north-korea-in-transition-oh-wait-its-not-in-transition/

“Japan as a Unique Bulwark to Chinese Hegemony in Asia,” Newsweek Japan, December 24, 2013, http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/116246.php. English translation: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/my-december-newsweek-japan-essay-japan-as-a-unique-bulwark-to-chinese-hegemony-in-asia/

“US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate,” The Diplomat, December 11, 2013, http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/us-japan-alliance-sparks-korean-grand-strategy-debate/

“The Subtext of South Korea’s Dislike for Japan is Competition with North Korea,” Newsweek Japan, December 3, 2013, pp. 25-30: http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/114703.php; English translation: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/my-cover-story-for-newsweek-japan-the-subtext-of-s-koreas-dislike-for-japan-is-competition-with-n-korea/

“Thickening Russia-Korea Ties is a Good Move for South Korea,” Newsweek Korea, 1102, November 25, 2013: http://magazine.joins.com/newsweek/article_view.asp?aid=299626; English translation: https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/thickening-russia-korea-ties-is-a-good-move-for-south-korea/?preview=true

“North Korea – South Korea Relations,” Al Jazeera Center for Studies, November 12, 2013: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2013/11/2013116142136315994.htm

“US Power can Withstand some Washington Dysfunction,” The Diplomat, November 7, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/07/us-power-can-withstand-some-dysfunction/

“Is The Pivot Squeezing Korea between China and, the US and Japan? (Yes),” Newsweek Korea, 1098, October 28, 2013: http://magazine.joins.com/newsweek/article_view.asp?aid=299306; English translation: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/my-essay-for-newsweek-korea-on-the-current-korean-strategy-debate-in-the-media-k-caught-bt-the-us-and-china/

The Diplomat Interviews Robert E Kelly,” The Diplomat, October 10, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/author-spotlight/2013/10/10/the-diplomat-interviews-robert-e-kelly-2/

“Syria and the Capping of Executive War Powers,” The Diplomat, October 7, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/2013/10/07/syria-and-the-capping-of-executive-war-powers/

“Why the West should Relax about China,” The Diplomat, September 6, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/2013/09/06/why-the-west-should-relax-about-china/

“Book Review: The European Union and South Korea: The Legal Framework for
Strengthening Trade, Economic and Political Relations,” H-Net, August 2013: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39324

“South Korea: Who Should Have Wartime Command?,” The Diplomat, August 12, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/12/south-korea-who-should-have-wartime-command/2/?all=true

“In Defense of President Obama’s ‘Strategic Patience’ on North Korea,” Newsweek Korea, issue 1084, July 8, 2013: http://magazine.joins.com/newsweek/article_view.asp?aid=298125; English translation: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/my-newsweek-korea-cover-story-a-defense-of-obamas-strategic-patience-on-north-korea/

“Will These Youth Protests Spread to Asia’s Corrupted Democracies?,” The Diplomat, June 30, 2013: http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/30/will-these-youth-protests-spread-to-asias-corrupted-democracies/

The Diplomat Interviews Robert E Kelly,” The Diplomat, June 14, 2013, http://thediplomat.com/author-spotlight/2013/06/14/the-diplomat-interviews-robert-e-kelly/

“Abenomics is Not More Dangerous than North Korea,” The Diplomat, June 5, 2013, http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/abenomics-is-not-more-dangerous-than-north-korea/?allpages=yes

“Do Not Expect the US to Referee an Asia Insistent on Nationalism and Conflict,” Newsweek Korea, issue 1077, May 20, 2013: http://magazine.joinsmsn.com/newsweek/article_view.asp?aid=297512#; Co-published in Newsweek Japan, May 28, 2012: http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/101166.php;  English translation: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/my-joint-newsweek-koreajapan-story-do-us-alliances-create-moral-hazard-in-asian-conflicts/

“Do Not Fear Abenomics, Korea,” JoongAng Daily, May 14, 2013, http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2971490

“Don’t Sweat the Closure of Kaesong,” The Diplomat, May 10, 2013, http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/12/dont-sweat-the-closure-of-the-kaesong/

“North Korea is Another ‘Upper Volta with Nukes,’ so Ignore Them,” China Policy Institute Blog, April 21, 2013, http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2013/04/21/north-korea-is-another-upper-volta-with-nukes-so-ignore-them/

“North Korea is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There will be No War,” The Diplomat, April 10, 2013, http://thediplomat.com/2013/04/10/north-korea-is-the-boy-who-cried-wolf-there-will-be-no-war/?all=true

“Judging the Iraq Fiasco,” Joong Ang Daily, April 2, 2013, http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2969438

“Can President Park Liberalize Korea?,” Korea Times, March 29, 2013, http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/03/113_133018.html

“Why did the US Invade Iraq?,” Joong Ang Daily, March 26, 2013, http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2969119

“Rising Tension in Northeast Asia” and “Seoul’s Regional Balancing Act,” Newsweek Japan, January 16, 2013: 30-35; http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/91032.php, English translation of the first article here: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/my-newsweek-cover-story-on-the-post-1979-asian-peace-economic-miracle/; English translation of the second article here: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/my-newsweek-japan-story-on-koreas-regional-foreign-policy-its-tough-to-be-an-encircled-middle-power/

“Korea’s Post-Election Challenges,” Newsweek Japan, December 26, 2012: 28-31; http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/89906.php, English translation here: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/my-newsweek-japan-cover-story-on-the-agenda-for-koreas-next-prez/ 

“Parks’ Recreation,” Foreign Affairs, December 18, 2012; http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138553/robert-e-kelly/parks-recreation?page=show

“Book Review: American Culture of War by Adrian Lewis,” Cercles, December 15, 2012; http://www.cercles.com/review/r63/Lewis.html

“Don’t Forget President Lee’s Merits,” Joong Ang Daily, December 13, 2012: http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2963862

“Moving Korea’s Economy beyond ‘Developmentalism,’” Newsweek Japan, December 5, 2012: 27-35; http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/magazine/88204.php, English translation here: http://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/my-newsweek-japan-cover-story-on-koreas-economy-de-concentration-needed/

“The Battle for the ‘Seoul’ of South Korea’s Economy,” The Diplomat, November 16, 2012; http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/16/apple-samsung-and-s-koreas-growing-pains/2/?all=true

“How Asia Sees America’s Election,” The Diplomat, November 7, 2012; http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/07/how-asia-sees-americas-presidential-election-three-views/3/

“North Korea is Kim-Land,” JoongAng Daily, October 18, 2012; http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2960958

“A ‘Confucian Long Peace’ in Pre-Western East Asia?” European Journal of International Relations 18/3, 2012: 407-30; http://ejt.sagepub.com/content/18/3/407.abstract

“Kim Jong Un’s Balancing Act,” KNDU Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 22, September 2012: 1-4; http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684

“Is Korea Ready for Foreign Owners?” JoongAng Daily, September 13, 2012; http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2959346

“America’s ‘Exorbitant Privilege,’” JoongAng Daily and Real Clear World, August 27/28, 2012;http://www.realclearworld.com/2012/08/27/why_a_bankrupt_america_doesnt_retreat_139542.html

“Defining IR: Is it Asia’s Turn?” International Relations and Security Network, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, July 30, 2012; http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Special-Feature/Detail?lng=en&id=150816&tabid=1453260368&contextid774=150816&contextid775=150815

“Why South Korea doesn’t Respond,” CNN-GPS, April 16, 2012; http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/16/why-south-korea-doesnt-respond/

“How China could Counter Obama’s Asia ‘Pivot,’” CNN-GPS, April 5, 2012; http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/05/how-china-could-counter-obamas-asia-pivot/

“Why the US Won’t Pivot to Asia Anytime Soon,” CNN-GPS, March 29, 2012; http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/29/why-america-wont-pivot-to-asia-anytime-soon/

“The Future of EU-South Korea Relations after the FTA,” East Asia Forum, March 16, 2012; http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/03/16/the-future-of-eu-south-korean-relations-after-the-fta/

“Korea-EU Relations – Beyond the FTA,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 12/1, 2012: 101-32; http://irap.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/1/101.abstract

“Kim Jong Un’s Ascent is a Unique Negotiating Opportunity,” KNDU Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 20, March 2012: 1-5; http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684&mid3=&contents_seq=26353&b_mode=R

“The German-Korean Unification Parallel,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 23/4, 2011: 457-72; http://kida.re.kr/data/kjda/02_Robert%20Kelly.pdf

“Do Koreans Want to Go It Alone?,” Korean Herald, November 29, 2011: http://www.koreaherald.com/opinion/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20111128000723

“American Constraints on the US-South Korean Alliance,” East Asia Forum, November 11, 2011; http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/11/08/american-constraints-on-the-us-south-korea-alliance/

“Assessing the Impact of Nongovernmental Organizations on International Organizations: The World Bank and IMF,” International Political Science Review 32/3, 2011: 323-44; http://ips.sagepub.com/content/32/3/323.abstract?etoc

“For Consumers’ Sake, Let the Won Float,” JoongAng Daily, September 27, 2011; http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2941975

“9/11: The Apocalypse That Wasn’t,” JoongAng Daily, September 20, 2011; http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2941641

“The Impact of Arab Spring on North Korea,” KNDU Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 17, June 2011: 5-8; http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684

“South Korea Does Not Need Nuclear Weapons – Yet,” Korea Times, June 22, 2011;    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/06/137_89394.html

“Unleash the Animal Spirits of Smaller Firms,” Korea Times, June 17, 2011; http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/06/137_89098.html

“A Specious Argument over the IMF,” JoongAng Daily, June 11, 2011;            http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2937412

“Implication of US Budget Deficit for Korean Security,” Korea Times, June 10, 2011;       http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/06/137_88682.html

“Can an Asian become Chief of the IMF or World Bank?” Korea Times, May 26, 2011;   http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/05/137_87636.html

“Retrenchment is Coming,” Korea Times, May 16, 2011;            http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/05/137_87013.html

“Comparing North Korea to East Germany,” East Asia Forum, April 9, 2011; http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/04/09/comparing-north-korea-to-east-germany/

“American Dual Containment in Asia,” Geopolitics, 15/4, 2010: 705-725; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a929908160~frm=titlelink

“North Korea’s Shelling of Yeonpyeong Island: Interpretation and Response,” KNDU Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 15, November 2010: 1-5; http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684

“Forging Autonomy in a Tough Neighborhood: Korea’s Foreign Policy Struggle,” 21st Century Political Science Review, 19/3, 2009: 353-380; http://www.politics21.or.kr/paper4.php

“Book Review: Creating Credibility by David Brown,” Development and Practice, 19/8, 2009: 1079-1080; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a916013045

“Portrait of Global Civil Society at the Bretton Woods Institutions, 2000-09,” International Monetary Fund, August 10, 2009;            http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/cs/news/2011/CSO203.htm

“Death of a Korean Aid Worker,” Korea Times, June 26, 2009;            http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/07/137_47504.html

“Book Review: Globalization and Its Counter-Forces in Southeast Asia, ed. Terence Chong,” Development in Practice, 19/3, 2009: 431-432; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a910279353

“Book Review: International Water Security, eds. Nevelina Pachova, Mikiyasu Nakayama & Libor Jansky,” Development in Practice, 19/2, 2009: 267-269; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a908839226

“Portrait of Global Civil Society at the Bretton Woods Institutions: Civil Society Dialogue Participation, 2000-2007,” Korean Journal of International Relations, 48/5, 2008: 51-80; http://www.kaisnet.or.kr/html/sub03_04.asp

“Persistent Dependentist and Developmentalist Understandings of the State in Development Theory,” Development in Practice, 18/3, 2008: 319-332; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a793290077

“From Global War on Terror to Containment,” Perspectives on Terrorism, 2/4, 2008: 12-14; http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/34/html

“Book Review: International Governance of War-Torn Territories by Robert Caplan,” Journal of Conflict Studies, 28, 2008; http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/JCS/contents/contents08.html

“Stay the Course at the World Bank,” Rhode Island Providence Journal, December 13, 2007, A14; http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_kelly13_12-13-07_IM81P4J_v16.2a78726.html

“Security Theory in the ‘New Regionalism,’” International Studies Review, 9/2, 2007: 197-229; http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118523998/abstract

“From IR to Global Governance Theory: Conceptualizations of NGOs since Rio 1992,” Journal of Civil Society, 3/1, 2007: 81-99; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a779683721

“Is Terrorism Always Wrong?” Perspectives on Terrorism, 1/1, 2007: 1-7; http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/is-terrorism-always-wrong/html

“One Last Chance in Iraq,” OSU Journal of Politics and International Affairs, 1/1, 2007: 135-146; http://www.upsoatosu.org//Past_Issues_files/File%202%20of%202_FINAL%20DRAFT%20UPSO%20Journal%20%28Papers%29.pdf (see pp. 135-46)

“The Impact of NGOs on the Bretton Woods Institutions,” World Bank, Summer 2006; http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/CSO/0,,contentMDK:20127029~menuPK:277368~pagePK:220503~piPK:220476~theSitePK:228717,00.html

“A Micro-View of Global Governance: The Spring and Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions,” Transnational Associations 2003/4: 203-06; http://www.uia.be/sites/uia.be/db/db/x.php?dbcode=ta&sbmt=1&go=s&author=Kelly, Robert E

“Thucydides and Hegemony: Athens and the United States,” with Richard Ned Lebow, Review of International Studies 27/4 2001: 593-609; http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=90173&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0260210501005939

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