1. ‘Explaining Escalation in U.S.-China Trade Wars: China’s Response to US Protectionist Pressures’ (Selected for publication in Special Issue on U.S.-China Trade War, Journal of Chinese Political Science. Publication expected in December 2018)
  2. ‘Energy Contest in the Gulf: The Role of the State in East Asian Oil Consumption in post-ISIS Iraq’ (Selected for publication in Special Issue on Iraq-Gulf Relations, Middle East Policy
  3. ‘Unmaking the Creative Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: South Korean Chaebols and SMEs in Patent Litigation’ (Under review, Asia Policy)
  4. ‘Trump’s America First Policy in Global and Historical Perspectives: Implications for U.S.-East Asian Trade,’ with Troy Stangarone (Under review, Asian Perspective)
  5. ‘Gaining Leverage on Energy: East Asia’s Collective Action in a Buyer’s Market in the Global Gas Game’ (Under review, Energy Policy


  • (For submission to Journal of International Dispute Settlement) ‘The Institutional Limits of the WTO in Resolving Cyber Theft: Addressing Method of Innovation and Extraterritoriality in the US-China Intellectual Property Conflict’
  • (For submission to KEI Academic Paper Series – On Korea) ‘The Race to the Bottom on Solar in Trade: Global Competition and Domestic Interests in the US Safeguard on Panels and Cells from China and South Korea’
  • (For submission to Geopolitics) ‘South Korea’s Military and Nuclear Engagements in the Middle East,’ via the Pacific Forum CSIS
  • (For submission to Asia Policy) ‘China’s Expansion in the Middle East: Power Vacuum, Engagement and Contest in the Divided Region’
  • (For submission to Renewable Energy) ‘Clean Energy Risks in the US and South Korea,’ with Hiba Baroud and Charles J. Doktycz
  • (For submission to Energy Policy) ‘The Limits of Transregional Transactions: Northeast Asia’s Nuclear Energy Exports to the Middle East,’ with Ali Ahmad


This edited book volume is an outcome of the Gulf Research Meeting held at the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 1-4, 2017.PDF download
  • China and JapanA Cautionary Tale of Market Power and Foreign Policy: Beyond the Geoeconomics of Renminbi Internationalization, in Tomoo Kikuchi and Masaya Sakuragawa eds., China and Japan in the Global Economy. Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, March 2018.
This book is an outcome of the JSPS-NUS Joint Research Project 'The Asian Century and China-Japan Cooperation' via the CAG-GSEC Workshop held at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, January 16-17, 2017.
This book is an outcome of the ‘China’s Role in Global & Regional Governance’ conference, The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 10-11, 2011.PDF download


    This research project is an outcome of my dissertation fieldwork at the Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan from February to October, 2011.
    • Implications of the Bilateral Swap Agreements in Northeast Asia: Korea’s Role in Regional Financial Cooperation in the era of a New Critical Juncture’Korea Policy Review, Vol. IV, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, July 2009. PDF download


    This policy brief is an outcome of 'Strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance For Job Creation and Sustainable Development', an NBR Workshop held in Seoul, October 30, 2017.





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