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Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo

Nicholas Khoo 2022 thumbnailBA(California, Irvine) MA(Johns Hopkins) MPhil PhD(Columbia)

Associate Professor Khoo’s research interests pertain to Chinese foreign policy; Asian security; international relations theory; and cold war studies.

Nicholas is author of China’s Foreign Policy Since 1978: Return to Power (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020); author of Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011); co-author of China’s Foreign Policy Since 1949: The Emergence of a Great Power (Routledge, 2022) ; co-author of Security at a Price: The International Politics of U.S. Missile Defense (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and co-author of Asian Security and the Rise of China: International Relations in an Age of Volatility (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013).

Teaching

Contact details

Room 4N4, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 5783
Email nicholas.khoo@otago.ac.nz

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Selected books

Image of Asian security and the rise of China book cover

Asian Security and the Rise of China

ISBN: 978-1-78100-461-6

Edward Elgar Publishing

China's Foreign Policy since 1987 book cover image

China’s Foreign Policy since 1978

ISBN: 978-1-83910-304-9

Edward Elgar Publishing

China's Foreign Policy The Emergence of a Great Power book cover image

China's Foreign Policy: The Emergence of a Great Power

ISBN: 9780367542375

Routledge

Image of collateral damage book cover

Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance

ISBN: 978-0231150781

Columbia University Press

Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance - Review

Image of Security at a Price book cover

Security at a Price: The International Politics of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense

ISBN: 978-1-4422-5457-2

Rowman and Littlefield

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Publications

Eng, R., Young, J., Takahashi, S., & Khoo, N. (moderator) (2022). [A roundtable book review of These islands are ours: The social construction of territorial disputes in Northeast Asia]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 24(1), 113-120. [Book Review].

Khoo, N. (2022). European powers are back in NZ's strategic calculations. Stuff, (22 January). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/127501656/european-powers-are-back-in-nzs-strategic-calculations

Khoo, N. (2022). The power of geography: What the Ukraine crisis teaches us. Jakarta Post, (15 February). Retrieved from https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2022/02/14/the-power-of-geography-what-the-ukraine-crisis-teaches-us.html

Khoo, N. (2022). Nato fails to understand Moscow's strategy in escalating tensions. Stuff, (17 February). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/127790437/nato-fails-to-understand-moscows-strategy-in-escalating-tensions

Khoo, N. (2022). Russian invasion of Ukraine shatters conventional wisdom. New Zealand Herald, (4 March). Retrieved from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/nicholas-khoo-russian-invasion-of-ukraine-shatters-conventional-wisdom/TKGN3FNL7SQXMFPSA7GK7MXBT4/

Benvenuti, A., Chung, C.-P., Khoo, N., & Tan, A. (2022). China's foreign policy: The emergence of a great power. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 220p. doi: 10.4324/9781003088288

Authored Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2020). China's foreign policy since 1978: Return to power. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 192p. doi: 10.4337/9781839103056

Authored Book - Research

Khoo, N., & Steff, R. (2017). Security at a price: The international politics of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 163p.

Authored Book - Research

Jones, D. M., Khoo, N., & Smith, M. L. R. (2013). Asian security and the rise of China: International relations in the age of volatility. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Elgar, 291p.

Authored Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2011). Collateral damage: Sino-Soviet rivalry and the termination of the Sino-Vietnamese alliance. New York: Columbia University Press, 267p.

Authored Book - Research

Khoo, N., & Qingmin, Z. (2021). 'Mirror, mirror on the wall': China and the concept of multipolarity in the post Cold War era. In B. Zala (Ed.), National perspectives on a multipolar order: Interrogating the global power transition. (pp. 21-41). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. doi: 10.7765/9781526159380.00009

Chapter in Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2018). Interstate rivalry in East Asia. In D. S. Reveron, N. K. Gvosdev & J. A. Cloud (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of U.S. national security. (pp. 573-590). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190680015.013.30

Chapter in Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2015). China's East Asia policy since 2009. In A. T. H. Tan (Ed.), Security and conflict in East Asia. (pp. 51-59). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2013). The false promise of economic interdependence: Chinese foreign policy in North-East Asia. In A. T. H. Tan (Ed.), East and South-East Asia: International relations and security perspectives. (pp. 47-55). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Khoo, N., & Bailey, J. (2013). Fear and China's rise: Responses from Northeast Asia. In X. Huang & R. Patman (Eds.), China and the international system: Becoming a world power. (pp. 154-168). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Khoo, N. (2009). Deconstructing the ASEAN security community: A review essay [Reprint from International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 2004, 4(1), 35-46]. In S. S. Tan (Ed.), International relations theory and ASEAN. (pp. 328-338). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Other

Khoo, N. (2021). Retooling great power nonproliferation theory: Explaining China's North Korea nuclear weapons policy. The Pacific Review, 34(4), 523-546. doi: 10.1080/09512748.2019.1689287

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2021). The Trump administration and the United States' China engagement policy. National Security Journal, 31(1). doi: 10.36878/nsj20210317.01

Journal - Research Article

Jones, D. M., & Khoo, N. (2017). Donald Trump and the new Jacksonians. Policy, 33(1), 42-49.

Journal - Research Article

Southgate, L., & Khoo, N. (2016). Enter the vanguard state: Reinterpreting ASEAN's response to the South China Sea issue. Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs, 3(2), 221-244. doi: 10.1177/2347797016645454

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2015). The ASEAN security community: A misplaced consensus. Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs, 2(2), 180-199. doi: 10.1177/2347797015586126

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2014). China's policy toward Japan: Looking for a great power peace in the wrong places. Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, 1(1), 49-76. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/georgetownsfs/docs/gjaa_1.1_electronic/133

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2014). Is realism dead? Academic myths and Asia's international politics. Orbis, 58(2), 182-197. doi: 10.1016/j.orbis.2014.02.007

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N., & Steff, R. (2014). "This program will not be a threat to them": Ballistic Missile Defense and US relations with Russia and China. Defense & Security Analysis, 30(1), 17-28. doi: 10.1080/14751798.2013.864869

Journal - Research Article

Steff, R., & Khoo, N. (2014). Hard balancing in the age of American unipolarity: The Russian response to US Ballistic Missile Defense during the Bush Administration (2001-2008). Journal of Strategic Studies, 37(2), 222-258. doi: 10.1080/01402390.2013.866556

Journal - Research Article

Jones, D. M., & Khoo, N. (2013). The delusions of Asian engagement. Quadrant, 57(1/2), 26-29.

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2011). Fear factor: Northeast Asian responses to China's rise. Asian Security, 7(2), 95-118. doi: 10.1080/14799855.2011.581601

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2010). Breaking the ring of encirclement: The Sino-Soviet rift and Chinese policy toward Vietnam, 1964-1968. Journal of Cold War Studies, 12(1), 3-42.

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2010). Revisiting the termination of the Sino-Vietnamese alliance, 1975-1979. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 9(2), 321-361. doi: 10.1163/156805810X548784

Journal - Research Article

Khoo, N. (2022). [Review of the book These islands are ours: The social construction of territorial disputes in Northeast Asia]. Asian Studies Review, 46(3), 554-555. doi: 10.1080/10357823.2022.2040080

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N., & Tan, A. (2021). Editors foreword: Indo-Pacific special issue. National Security Journal, 3(2), 1-2. [Editorial].

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2019). [Review of the book China under Mao: A revolution derailed]. Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs, 6(2), 217-219. doi: 10.1177/2347797019842704

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N., Szalontai, B., & Radchenko, S. (2018). The USSR, Asia, and the end of the Cold War: Perspectives on Unwanted visionaries [Forum]. Journal of Cold War Studies, 20(4), 212-226. doi: 10.1162/jcws_c_00842

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2015). [Review of the book Return of the dragon: Rising China and regional security]. Asian Politics & Policy, 7(1), 157-158. doi: 10.1111/aspp.12159

Journal - Research Other

Tan, A. C., & Khoo, N. (2015). Reconceptualizing Asian international relations. Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs, 2(2), 129-132. doi: 10.1177/2347797015586114

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2014). [Review of the book War, conflict and security in Japan and Asia-Pacific, 1941-52: The writings of Louis Allen]. Journal of Cold War Studies, 16(3), 220-221. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2014). Southeast Asia and the rise of China: The search for security. Asian Politics & Policy, 6(3), 482-483. doi: 10.1111/aspp.12126

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2013). [Review of the book China and Coexistence: Beijing's National Security Strategy for the Twenty-First Century]. Political Science Quarterly, 128(3), 543-544. doi: 10.1002/polq.12088

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2013). [Review of the book Strong society, smart state: The rise of public opinion in China's Japan Policy]. Asian Politics & Policy, 5(3), 469-470. doi: 10.1111/aspp.12044

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2012). [Review of the book China among unequals: Asymmetric foreign relationships in Asia]. Pacific Affairs, 85(4), 801-803. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2012). [Review of the book Worse than a monolith: Alliance politics and problems of coercive diplomacy in Asia]. International Affairs, 88(2), 447-448. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N. (2011). [Review of the book Chinese strategic thought toward Asia]. International Affairs, 87(3), 756-757. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2011.00999.x

Journal - Research Other

Khoo, N., & Smith, M. L. R. (2011). What the WikiLeaks documents tell us about Asian security. Yale Journal of International Affairs, 6(2), 133-136.

Journal - Research Other

Eng, R., Young, J., Takahashi, S., & Khoo, N. (moderator) (2022). [A roundtable book review of These islands are ours: The social construction of territorial disputes in Northeast Asia]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 24(1), 113-120. [Book Review].

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). A sanctions hammer for New Zealand foreign policy? Stuff, (17 March). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/128082775/a-sanctions-hammer-for-new-zealand-foreign-policy

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). Arms control at the mercy of great power politics. Newsroom: Ideasroom, (20 April). Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/arms-control-at-the-mercy-of-great-power-politics

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). Can the Anzac alliance meet increasing geopolitical challenges? Stuff, (10 August). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/129520670/can-the-anzac-alliance-meet-increasing-geopolitical-challenges

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). Defining what victory in Ukraine looks like vital to the future world order. Stuff, (7 June). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/128875737/defining-what-victory-in-ukraine-looks-like-vital-to-the-future-world-order

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). European powers are back in NZ's strategic calculations. Stuff, (22 January). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/127501656/european-powers-are-back-in-nzs-strategic-calculations

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). Nato fails to understand Moscow's strategy in escalating tensions. Stuff, (17 February). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/127790437/nato-fails-to-understand-moscows-strategy-in-escalating-tensions

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). New Zealand must lead the response to China's agreement with the Solomon Islands. Stuff, (3 May). Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/128489174/new-zealand-must-lead-the-response-to-chinas-agreement-with-the-solomon-islands

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). New Zealand will not join the US coalition against China anytime soon. The Diplomat, (6 July). Retrieved from https://thediplomat.com/2022/07/new-zealand-will-not-join-the-us-coalition-against-china-anytime-soon/

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). NZ must formulate response to US national Security Strategy. National Business Review, (15 October). Retrieved from https://www.nbr.co.nz/guest-opinion/kiwi-response-to-biden

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). NZ needs to rethink its nuclear diplomacy: Wholesale elimination of nuclear weapons now simply implausible. National Business Review, (10 September). Retrieved from https://www.nbr.co.nz/guest-opinion/nz-needs-to-rethink-its-nuclear-diplomacy

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Khoo, N. (2022). Russian invasion of Ukraine shatters conventional wisdom. New Zealand Herald, (4 March). Retrieved from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/nicholas-khoo-russian-invasion-of-ukraine-shatters-conventional-wisdom/TKGN3FNL7SQXMFPSA7GK7MXBT4/

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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