C.V.

 Robert E. Kelly

 

Associate Professor

Department Political Science and Diplomacy, Pusan National University

Busan, 46241, KOREA

 

robertkelly260@hotmail.com;

Website: www.AsianSecurityBlog.wordpress.com

Twitter: @Robert_E_Kelly (21,000 followers)

 

 

Contributor, The National Interest, http://nationalinterest.org/profile/robert-e-kelly

Contributor, Lowy Interpreter, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/author/Robert%20E%20Kelly.aspx

Contributor, Economist Intelligence Unit – Asia Group, http://www.eiu.com

Contributor, Newsweek Japan, http://www.newsweekjapan.jp/

 

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

 

International Relations Theory in East Asia

U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia

Korean Foreign Policy

International Financial Institutions (especially the World Bank and IMF)

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Ohio State University, March 2005 (M.A., 2002)

Major: International Relations

Second Major: Political Theory

Dissertation: The Impact of Non-Governmental Organizations on the Bretton Woods Institutions: http://etd.ohiolink.edu/view.cgi?osu1110364714

            Committee: Chadwick Alger, William Liddle, Alex Thompson, Richard Ned Lebow

B.A., History and Political Science, Miami University of Ohio, May 1994, Phi Beta Kappa

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

“Using Analytical Eclecticism for Improved Policy Relevance: Is There a Case for South Korean Support of Abenomics?,” Pacific Focus, 31/1, 2016: 99-124;  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pafo.12067/abstract

 

“The Optimism of Classical Realism: Thucydides, Clausewitz, Morgenthau,” 21st Century Political Science Review, 25/4, 2015: 249-269; http://www.politics21.or.kr/paper4.php

 

“North Korea should Dominate South Korean Foreign Policy,” Lowy Interpreter, four-part debate with Van Jackson on ROK Grand Strategy, July 29, 2015: http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/07/29/North-Korea-should-dominate-South-Korean-foreign-policy-and-theres-no-way-around-that.aspx

“Korea, Japan, and ‘Korea Fatigue’ (two parts),” Real Clear Defense, May 19 & June 6, 2015: http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2015/06/04/why_south_korea_is_so_obsessed_with_japan_108014.html

 

“The Real Reason Asia Should Fear North Korea’s Sub-Launched Missiles,” The National

Interest, May 11, 2015: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-real-reason-asia-should-fear-north-koreas-sub-launched-12857

 

“Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually?,” The Diplomat, March 6, 2015:

http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/will-south-korea-have-to-bomb-the-north-eventually/

 

“Why Invading North Korea is a Really Bad Idea,” The National Interest, January 30, 2015: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-ultimate-nightmare-why-invading-the-north-korea-really-12157

 

“China’s Interests in Korean Unification: How Much Longer is the ‘Buffer’ Worth It?” Korean Journal of Security Affairs 19/2, 2014: 4-21: https://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp

 

“Korea’s Dokdo Claim is about more than just Territory – It’s Identity,” China Policy Institute Blog, East Asian Territorial Disputes Symposium, October 13, 2014: http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2014/10/13/koreas-dokdo-claim-is-about-more-than-just-territory-its-identity/

 

“Russia: Between Empire and Modernity,” The Diplomat, October 9, 2014: http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/russia-between-empire-and-modernity/

 

“The ‘Pivot’ and Its Problems: American Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia,” Pacific Review,

27/3, 2014: 479-503; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/.U3CJ6HmKDcs#.U55p63mKDcs

 

“Should the US Retrench from South Korea? (three parts),” Lowy Interpreter, August 20, 22 & October 17, 2014; http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2014/10/17/US-retrenchment-from-Korea-(part-3)-A-response-to-my-critics.aspx

 

“Unintended Consequences of US Alliances in Asia,” CSIS, PacNet #32A, April 23, 2014;

http://csis.org/publication/pacnet-32a-unintended-consequences-us-alliances-asia

 

“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

 

“Do US Alliances Create Moral Hazard in Asian Conflicts?,” Newsweek Japan & Newsweek

Korea (joint edition), May 2013: https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/my-joint-newsweek-koreajapan-story-do-us-alliances-create-moral-hazard-in-asian-conflicts/

 

“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/ AND

“Response to my Critics: 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/

 

 “Park’s Recreation,” Foreign Affairs, December 18, 2012;

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138553/robert-e-kelly/parks-recreation

 

“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,” Korean National Defense University – Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 22, September 2012: 1-4;

http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684

 

“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/Digital-Library/Articles/Special-Feature/Detail/?lng=en&id=150816&tabid=1453260368&contextid774=150816&contextid775=150815

 

“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,” Korean National Defense

University – Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 20, March 2012: 1-5: https://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp

 

“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

 

“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

 

“The Impact of Arab Spring on North Korea,” Korean National Defense University – Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 17, June 2011: 5-8;

http://www.kndu.ac.kr/rinsa/index.jsp?mid1=00000135&mid2=00000684

 

“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,” Korean National Defense University – 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

“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

 

“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

 

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

 

“One Last Chance in Iraq,” OSU Journal of Politics and International Affairs, 1/1, 2007: 135-146: https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/final-iraq-post-from-the-archives-my-2007-essay-in-support-of-the-iraq-surge/; https://osujpia.wordpress.com/

 

“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

 

“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

 

Book Reviews:

 

The End of the American World Order, by Amitav Acharya, H-Net, October 2014: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=42206

 

North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economics and Society, eds. Kyung-Ae Park and Scott

Snyder, Pacific Affairs, 86/4, 2013: 932-34; https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/book-review-north-korea-in-transition-oh-wait-its-not-in-transition/

 

The European Union and South Korea: The Legal Framework for Strengthening Trade,

Economic and Political Relations, ed. James Harrison, H-Net, August 2013;

https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39324

 

American Culture of War: A History of US Military Force from World War II to Operation

Enduring Freedom, by Adrian Lewis, Cercles, December 15, 2012; http://www.cercles.com/review/r63/Lewis.html

 

Creating Credibility: Legitimacy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society, by David Brown, Development and Practice, 19/8, 2009: 1079-1080;

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a916013045

 

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

 

International Water Security: Domestic Threats and Opportunities, 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

 

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

 

 

World Bank / International Monetary Fund Commissions:

 

“Portrait of Global Civil Society at the Bretton Woods Institutions, 2000-09,” IMF, 2009;

http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/cs/news/2011/CSO203.htm

“The Impact of NGOs on the Bretton Woods Institutions,” World Bank, 2006;

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/CSO/0,,contentMDK:20127029~menuPK:277368~pagePK:220503~piPK:220476~theSitePK:228717,00.html

 

 

IR Blogging – Editorials – Popular Essays:

 

Duck of Minerva: http://duckofminerva.dreamhosters.com/author/rekelly

 

The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/authors/robert-e-kelly/

 

The National Interest: http://nationalinterest.org/profile/robert-e-kelly

 

East Asia Forum: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/author/robertedwinkelly/

 

Newsweek Japan & Newsweek Korea: https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/?s=newsweek

 

CNN-GPS: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/tag/robert-e-kelly/

 

JoongAng Daily (International Herald Tribune partner in Korea): https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/category/joongang-daily/

 

Korea Times & Korea Herald, multiple op-eds, selected examples:

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

 

Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Teacher’s Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, June 5-9, 2017

US-Korea NextGen Scholars Program, CSIS & Univ. of Southern California, 2015-2016

 

Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, Columbia University, July 6-20, 2014

 

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Syracuse University, June 17-30, 2012

 

Summer Workshop on Teaching about Terrorism, Oklahoma University, July 10-18, 2007

 

Academic Fellowship on Terrorism, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies & Tel Aviv

University, Israel, May 26-June 6, 2007

 

Two Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (Russian), US Dept of Education, 1999, 2000

 

University Fellow, Ohio State University, 1997-1998

 

Bundestag Internship Program, University of Bonn & German Parliament, Germany (1994-95)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Courses Taught:

  • East Asian Security
  • Introduction to International Relations Theory
  • Globalization/International Political Economy
  • International Organization
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Terrorism
  • US Politics
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Middle East politics

 

Pusan National University Recognition:

  • Selected for Faculty Excellence coverage in university magazine, August 2013

 

Ohio State University Recognition:

  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching Nominee, Ohio State University, 2007
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Nominee, Ohio State University, 2006

 

 

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

 

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Global Security Studies

 

Invited Article & Book Reviewer:

International Studies Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, European Journal of International Relations, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Pacific Affairs, Rowman & Littlefield, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, European Political Science Review, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Routledge, Geopolitics, International Political Science Review, Sage, Korean Journal of Security Affairs, Études Internationales, Prentice Hall

 

 

Consulting:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Glenview Capital Management
  • Securitas Korea

 

TV Interviews, 2012 – present

 

Regular Radio commentary on BBC, ABC, VoA, and Korean English-language radio, 2010-

 

Visited North Korea, summer 2012; travelogue impressions:

https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/against-dogmatic-bourgeois-flunkeyism-or-what-i-learned-in-nk-1/

 

Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis, 2013 – present

 

 

U.S. Army Educator Tour, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, April 18-22, 2006

 

Field Representative, Martin R. Hoke, M.C. (Member of the US House of Representatives, 10th district Ohio), 1996-97

 

Internships:

  • Christian Schmidt, MdB (Member of the German Bundestag), Bonn 1995-96
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich, Germany, Spring 1993
  • Cowen & Company (brokerage firm), Cleveland, Ohio, Summer 1992
  • John Boehner, M.C. (House of Representatives, 8-OH), Wash., D.C. Summer 1991
  • State of Ohio, Washington Office, Washington, D.C., Summer 1991

 

Institutional Affiliations:

  • International Studies Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Korean Association of International Studies
  • Korean Political Science Association

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

German: Excellent: Accredited by the German-American Chamber of Commerce, April 23, 1994

 

French: Very Good: Transcript available from Laval University (Quebec, Canada), August 1997

 

Russian: Average: Certificate in Advanced Russian from Moscow State Univ., August 31, 2000

 

Korean: Basic: intensive sabbatical year training, Pusan National University, 2015 – 2016

 

Latin: Basic

 

Classical Greek: Basic

 

Language Study Abroad:

 

  • Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, June 2015 – August 2016
  • Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Summer 2000
  • Nevsky Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, Summer 1999
  • Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, Summer 1997
  • Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, Summer 1995
  • Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany, Winter 1994
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, 1992-1993
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, Summer 1992

 

 

 

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