Category Archives: Updates

Keynote Address: The Quad and Public Goods in an Era of Minilateralism

On March 27, 2024, I had the honor of delivering a keynote address on “The Quad and Public Goods in an Era of Minilateralism: Opportunities and Challenges” at an event hosted by the Institute of South Asian Studies at the … Continue reading

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Talk: Deepening Canada-Japan-US Relations in the Indo-Pacific

On March 12, 2024, I was invited by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Simon Fraser University to speak at an event on “Deepening Canada-Japan-US Relations in the Indo-Pacific” in Vancouver, Canada. My comments provided a scene setter for … Continue reading

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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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Talk: South Korea’s Engagement in Regional Space Institutions

It was a pleasure to be able to visit the University of Hawa‘i at Hilo on September 7–8, 2023 to participate in a conference on the rise of South Korea in the international relations of space. The conference gathered together … Continue reading

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US-Japan Leadership Program

I was honored to be selected as a first-year delegate for the US-Japan Leadership Program by the United States Japan Foundation. The program brought together 45 delegates for a trip to Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo over July 23-30, 2023, and … 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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