North Korea is Ultimately China’s Problem,” with Isaac Fish, Foreign Affairs, June 8, 2018


Trump’s North Korean Nuclear Theatrics,” New York Review of Books, June 5, 2018


History Wars in 2018? (Japan-Korea),” Debate with Jennifer Lind, Asan Institute, February 19-April 19, 2018


Terrorism’s Place in South Korean Grand Strategy,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 29/3, 2017: 409-428


An Agenda for South Korea’s New Leader,” The New York Times, May 9, 2017


Using Analytical Eclecticism for Improved Policy Relevance: Is There a Case for South Korean Support of Abenomics?,” Pacific Focus, 31/1, 2016: 99-124


The Optimism of Classical Realism: Thucydides, Clausewitz, Morgenthau,” 21st Century Political Science Review, 25/4, 2015: 249-269


North Korea should Dominate South Korean Foreign Policy,” The Lowy Interpreter, four-part debate with Van Jackson on ROK Grand Strategy, July 29, 2015


Korea, Japan, and ‘Korea Fatigue’,” Real Clear Defense, two parts, May 19 & June 6, 2015


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

Interest, May 11, 2015


Why Invading North Korea is a Really Bad Idea,” The National Interest, January 30, 2015


China’s Interests in Korean Unification: How Much Longer is the ‘Buffer’ Worth It?Korean Journal of Security Affairs 19/2, 2014: 4-21


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


Russia: Between Empire and Modernity,” The Diplomat, October 9, 2014


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

27/3, 2014: 479-503


Should the US Retrench from South Korea?,” The Lowy Interpreter, August 20, 22 & October 17, 2014


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


Comparing China and the Kaiser’s Germany,” The Lowy Interpreter, March 12-13, 2014


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

Korea (joint edition), May 2013


North Korea is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There will be No War,” The Diplomat, April 10,

2013; AND Response to my Critics: North Korea is Another ‘Upper Volta with Nukes,’ so Ignore Them,” China Policy Institute Blog, April 21, 2013


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


A ‘Confucian Long Peace’ in Pre-Western East Asia?European Journal of International

Relations 18/3, 2012: 407-30


Kim Jong Un’s Balancing Act,” Korean National Defense University, Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 22, September 2012: 1-4


Defining IR: Is it Asia’s Turn?” International Relations and Security Network, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, July 30, 2012

Korea-EU Relations – Beyond the FTA,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 12/1, 2012: 101-32


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


The German-Korean Unification Parallel,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 23/4, 2011:



Assessing the Impact of Nongovernmental Organizations on International Organizations: The World Bank and IMF,” International Political Science Review 32/3, 2011: 323-44


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


American Dual Containment in Asia,” Geopolitics, 15/4, 2010: 705-725


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


Forging Autonomy in a Tough Neighborhood: Korea’s Foreign Policy Struggle,” 21st Century Political Science Review, 19/3, 2009: 353-380


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


Persistent Dependentist and Developmentalist Understandings of the State in Development

Theory,” Development in Practice, 18/3, 2008: 319-332


From Global War on Terror to Containment,” Perspectives on Terrorism, 2/4, 2008: 12-14


Is Terrorism Always Wrong?Perspectives on Terrorism, 1/1, 2007: 1-7


Security Theory in the ‘New Regionalism,’International Studies Rev., 9/2, 2007: 197-229


One Last Chance in Iraq,” OSU Journal of Politics and International Affairs, 1/1, 2007: 135-146


From IR to Global Governance Theory: Conceptualizations of NGOs since Rio 1992,” Journal of Civil Society, 3/1, 2007: 81-99


A Micro-View of Global Governance: The Spring and Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions,” Transnational Associations 2003/4: 203-06


Thucydides and Hegemony: Athens and the United States,” with Richard Ned Lebow, Review of International Studies 27/4 2001: 593-609

4 thoughts on “Publications

    • i often thought that we do so much non dialogue stuff, cause many agencies are responsible for – or used to – making adds for europe and hence avoid the innenveniocce of people talking.

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