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Department of International Relations
- 2017 Ph.D. - National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
- 2013 M.A. - KDI School of Public Policy and Management
- 2011 B.A. - La Salle University/Kyung Hee University
Teaching and Research Interests:
Maritime security in Asia, US Asia policy, US Alliances in Asia, Southeast Asian International Relations, Regionalism
Academic Appointments/Professional Experience
Director of Maritime Programs (Non-resident), Pacific Forum
Assistant Professor, Tokyo International University
Adm Lloyd Vasey Research Fellow, Pacific Forum
Adm Lloyd Vasey Research Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Fellowship & Grants
Rule of Law and Maritime Security in Southeast Asia, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS/Kakenhi),
Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Expert Working Group, US Department of State
Strategic Trends Initiatives – Applied Research on US-Vietnam Security Relations, DTRA-US Department of Defense
Strategic Trends Initiatives – Applied Research on US-Indonesia Security Relations, DTRA-US Department of Defense
Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Expert Working Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Dissertation Research on the South China Sea, Panasonic Kokosuke Matsushita Memorial Research Grant
Selected Publications/Conference Papers
The Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia in the South China Sea: Coping with China Threat (London: Routledge, 2021)
“Deference and Defiance: Malaysia and ‘China Threat’ in the South China Sea, 1988-2015.” Tun Abdul Razak Occasional Paper Series No. 2. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2017.
“Balancing National Interest and National Pride: Korea’s Dokdo-Related Public Diplomacy, 2008-2015,” in Korea’s Public Diplomacy, edited by Kadir Ayhan. Seoul: Seoul National. University Press, 2016.
“Internationalization, Legalization and Deterrence: The United States and Japan in the South China Sea,” International Studies Review, 16, no. 2 (December 2015): 93-119.
“South China Sea: The Southeast Asian Perspective,” in Territorial Disputes and International Cooperation in East Asia, edited by Chung Kyung-young. Seoul: Northeast Asia Community. Studies Institute, 2014, 264-269. (In Korean).