Author Archives: kgovella

New Publication: Avoiding and Exploiting the Tragedy of the Commons: Fishing, Crime, and Conflict in the South China Sea

My article “Avoiding and Exploiting the Tragedy of the Commons: Fishing, Crime, and Conflict in the South China Sea” has been published in International Politics. What factors have driven the dramatic depletion of fishery resources in the South China Sea, … Continue reading

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New Publication: The Role of the United Nations in Japanese Foreign Policy and Security Architecture

My chapter “The Role of the United Nations in Japanese Foreign Policy and Security Architecture” was recently published in Non-Western Nations and the Liberal International Order: Responding to the Backlash in the West edited by Shin-Wha Lee and Jagannath Panda. … Continue reading

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New Publication: From Trade Laggard to Trade Leader: Japan’s Role in Countering the Backlash Against Globalization

My chapter “From Trade Laggard to Trade Leader: Japan’s Role in Countering the Backlash Against Globalization” was recently published in Non-Western Nations and the Liberal International Order: Responding to the Backlash in the West edited by Hiro Katsumata and Hiroki … Continue reading

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New Publication: Governing the Global Commons: Challenges and Opportunities for US-Japan Cooperation

I’m thrilled to announce that my new edited volume Governing the Global Commons: Challenges and Opportunities for US-Japan Cooperation has been published by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In recent years, the governance regimes of the global commons … Continue reading

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Talk: Promoting Good Governance in the Global Commons: The US, Japan, and Beyond

On November 15, The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an online event on “Promoting Good Governance in the Global Commons: The US, Japan, and Beyond.” The global commons – areas beyond the sovereign jurisdiction of any single … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview: How is the Quad Progressing?

I had a great time talking with Hayley Channer (Perth USAsia Centre) on her podcast 15 Minutes in Canberra about the evolution of the Quad and where the grouping is headed next. Our wide-ranging conversation drew upon my recent research, … Continue reading

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Talk: Trust Building in Asia in an Era of Great Power Competition

I was honored to address several hundred attendees of the Victoria Forum on August 30 as part of a panel on Trust Building in Asia in an Era of Great Power Competition. I was joined by Van Jackson (University of … Continue reading

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New Publication: Building a Quad-South Korea Partnership for Climate Action

I’m happy to announce that my new edited volume Building a Quad-South Korea Partnership for Climate Action has been published. The seven contributions to this volume explore the gains that could be achieved from integrating South Korea into Quad climate … Continue reading

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New Publication: Japan’s Defense Policy Faces a Critical Juncture

2022 was expected to be a defining year for Japanese security policy even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Public debates and internal negotiations have been ongoing for months over the country’s forthcoming National Security Strategy, National Defence Program Guidelines … Continue reading

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New Publication: Economic Rivals, Security Allies: The US-Japan Trade War

I’m pleased to share that my chapter “Economic Rivals, Security Allies: The US-Japan Trade War” has been published as part of the new Research Handbook on Trade Wars edited by Ka Zeng and Wei Laing. This edited volume provides an … Continue reading

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