The US-North Korea Accord in 2018 Explained

In the essay series “The Scenery of East Asia: through the window of the IR theories,” I have analyzed the rise of China and the Senkaku Island disputes. In this last essay of this series, I study North Korea nuclear crisis drawing on the brinkmanship theory. The theoretical analysis of this crisis enables us to … Continue reading The US-North Korea Accord in 2018 Explained

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The Balance of Resolve and the Senkaku Island Dispute

This is the third essay from “the Scenery of East Asia” series. In the previous essay, I analyzed the rise of China with the realist point of view. This time examine the Senkaku Island dispute drawing on game theoretical analysis. First, I outline the framework of game theoretical analysis, and then apply it to the … Continue reading The Balance of Resolve and the Senkaku Island Dispute

The Rise of China: Does It End the U.S.-led International Order?

This is the second article of the essay series: "The Scenery of East Asia". In this essay, I analyze the rise of China and its impact on the current international order. Since the end of the Second World War, the U.S.-led international order has somewhat stabilized the world. What has underpinned this international order is … Continue reading The Rise of China: Does It End the U.S.-led International Order?

The Scenery of East Asia: Through the window of IR theories

From this post, the new series of essay starts, the theme of which is "the Scenery of East Asia: Through the window of IR theories". This series consists of four essays. The first one (this post) is an introduction, and this is going to be followed by three distinctive essays analyzing topics related to East … Continue reading The Scenery of East Asia: Through the window of IR theories

The Adamant World Order: Is Populism a Threat to the World Order?

Today, I'm very pleasure to anounce that my paper, whose title is "The Adamant World Order: Is Populism a Threat to the World Order?", is now published on the Geopolitics. As the tittle suggests, this paper examines the affect of populsim toward the world order.  In this paper I show that although populism does not … Continue reading The Adamant World Order: Is Populism a Threat to the World Order?

“The Anarchical Society” in a Nutshell

“The Anarchical Society” is considered as one of the most important books among the English School of International Relations. Written by Hadley Bull, this book has been listed in a graduate reading list since the publication. Today I shall write a brief summary and review of this insightful book. As the subtitle of the book … Continue reading “The Anarchical Society” in a Nutshell

Lovers And Enemies Are What Your Mind Makes of Them

  True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. -Saint Exupery Bobby and Toby Friends, best friends, lovers, rivals, enemies, and archenemies … we have many kinds of relationships with people surrounding us, and these relationships constrain and endorse a certain kind of behavior. These relationships often look like what it … Continue reading Lovers And Enemies Are What Your Mind Makes of Them