International relations theory, security studies, causes of war, international politics of the Asia-Pacific, and US foreign policy.
Presently, Fellow in International Conflict in Asia, East-West Center Washington. Former Fellow in the Program on International Security Policy and Grodzins Prize Lecturer, the University of Chicago.
Recent publications: “Committing Suicide for Fear of Death: Power Shifts and Preventive War,” Ph.D. dissertation (The University of Chicago, 2004). “Committing Suicide for Fear of Death,” a journal article under review.
Professional Service: Panelist at the annual conferences of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Midwest Political Science Association.
Ongoing research: Power shifts and preventive war in East Asia; Military strategy and conflict resolution; North Korean nuclear crisis