Selected Older Research & Commentary

Peer Reviewed

"Australia between China and the United States", in Kyuroon Kim (Ed), Harmonious Diplomacy between China and the United States: Domestic and International Case Studies (Korean), Korean Institute for National Unification (KINU), Seoul, 2014.

"One era ends, another begins: Australian Federal Election 2013", Election Studies, December 2013.

"Korean Peninsula Unification: Opportunities and Challenges to the Asia-Pacific Economies" in Jae-Jeok Park and Kyuroon Kim (Eds.), Korean Peninsula Division/Unification from the International Perspective, Korean Institute for National Unification (KINU), Seoul, 2012.

"Australia and South Korea as middle-powers: Similar but different" in Heejin Lee (Ed), Understanding Australia (Korean), Yonsei University Press, Seoul, 2012.

"Patterns of negotiation outside a Korean cultural context", Asian Survey, Vol. 52(3), July-August 2012.

"Middle powers and Korean normalization: An Australian perspective revisited", Policy Forum Online, Nautilus Institute, 30 April 2008.

Mid to long term economic strategy for Oceania (Korean), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, December 2007.

"Position vacant: middle power coordinator on the Korean peninsula", IFES Forum, September 2007.

"South Korea as a middle power: capacity, behaviour and now opportunity", International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, June 2007.

"Anti-Americanism in South Korea and the Future of the US Presence", Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol. 10 (2), 2002.

Parliamentary Research

2011 Lessons in political change from North Africa

2011 Australia-Korea Year of Friendship

2010 Free Trade Agreement negotiations with North Asia

2009 Beyond the nuclear issue: North Korea and non-traditional security challenges

2008 Political change in North Korea

2007 North Korean nuclear issues and the role of parliamentary diplomacy

2006 North Korea: diplomatic efforts

2006 Time for an Australia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)?

2006 A North Korean nuclear test: possible or probable?

2006 South Korea and the East Asia Summit: collective identity, balance of power or domestic politics?

2005 Cancun to Hong Kong: prospects for the WTO

2005 Regional telecommunications: an overview

2005 Foreign ownership in the telecommunications sector

2005 Global ageing: economic implications for Australia

2003 Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

2003 Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Crisis—Options and Constraints

2003 North Korea Nuclear Crisis—Issues and Implications

2003 Conflict in Iraq and Australian Trade

2003 The Economic Costs of Infectious Diseases

2003 A North Korean Nuclear Test?

2003 After Iraq: A Military Solution in North Korea?

2002 Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO

2002 North Korean Crisis—Implications for Australian Trade

2002 ASEAN Plus Three: Towards the World's Largest Free Trade Agreement?


"Avoiding leftover mud in relations between Korea and Indonesia", Korea Herald, 22 July 2014.

"Seoul’s middle-power turn in Samarkand?", The Diplomat, 8 July 2014.

"Australia-Korea: Going forward, looking backward", The Diplomat, 4 July 2013.

"Middlepowerism and continuity in South Korean foreign policy", The Diplomat, 29 May 2013.

"South Korea takes growing role as middle power", Korea Herald, 17 April 2013.

"The potential for early political risks in the Park administration", The Peninsula, Korea Economic Institute (KEI), 31 January 2013.

"ROK presidential showdown: Forgotten issues of foreign policy", The Diplomat, 27 October 2012.

"North Korea: What’s next is off the plan", Asia Times, 21 September 2012.

"Korean unification talks: More than just six parties", Korea Herald, 17 July 2012.

"Time to start debate on Korea’s role as middle-power", Korea Herald, 22 March 2012.

"Korea and Australia: A healthy level of disinterest no more", Korea Herald, 17 December 2009.

"Time to go", FDi Magazine (FT Group), 5 October 2006.

"Korean xenophobia faces new challenges", Asia Times, 13 June 2006.

"Extremist Australia", YEN Magazine, June-July 2006.

"A lasting net legacy – South Korean anti-Americanism", Asia Times, 1 June 2006.

"Reds under the bed", YEN Magazine, Feb-Mar 2006.

"Love the money, hate the people", FDi Magazine, Feb-Mar 2006.

"Kimchi politics” YEN Magazine, Dec-Jan 2005-06.

"Getting bombed over cocktails", Asia Times, 29 July 2005.

"Economics of nuclear proliferation", Asia Times, 28 July 2005.

"The price of free trade", Asia Times, 12 July 2005.

"Young North Korea could save old South", Asia Times, 2 Mar 2005.

"Korean agricultural reforms go against the grain", Asia Times, 8 Dec 2004.

"Korean FTAs - Taking the easy way out", Asia Times, 7 Dec 2004.

"China’s hunger for energy outweighs diplomacy", Asia Times, 1 Nov 2004.

"Security Cart Before the Horse", Asia Times, 22 Oct 2004.