The day-to-day functioning of interstate relations occurs through diplomatic practitioners. Diplomatic studies brings together the study and practice of international relations, finding its strength in the variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds from which its research emerges. My interest lies in diplomatic practice, diplomatic style and reputation, the interaction between diplomacy and foreign policy, and the evolution and futures of diplomacy. Please contact me if you wish to collaborate.
The analysis of foreign policy focuses on the processes, causes, effects, and results of foreign policy decision-making. Like diplomatic studies, foreign policy analysis includes both the study and practice of international relations, and finds its strength in the diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. My interest lies in foreign policy management and communication, foreign policy narratives, and the interaction between diplomacy and foreign policy. Please contact me if you wish to collaborate.
North Asia and the Korean Peninsula
South Korea is a state, which struggled through war, post-war poverty, authoritarianism, and economic collapse. Today, it balances relations with North Korea, China, and the US, while it positions itself as a globally relevant middle-power. My interest lies in South Korea's relationships with bilateral and regional partners; and the historical evolution and contemporary nature of South Korea's foreign policy and diplomatic practice - and of course South Korea itself. Please contact me if you wish to collaborate.