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Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo

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MPhil Political Science (Columbia)
MA International Relations (Johns Hopkins)
BA Economics (California)

Associate Professor Khoo's research interests pertain to Chinese foreign policy; the international relations of Asia; security studies, and international relations theory.

Recent publications include: Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), and Asian Security and the Rise of China: International Relations in an Age of Volatility (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013), co-authored with David Martin Jones and Michael Rainsborough Smith. He is a regular participant in the Asia NZ Foundation’s Track II Dialogues with partner organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.


Teaching


Contact details

Room 4N4, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 5783
Email nicholas.khoo@otago.ac.nz
Office hours Monday – 12:00 to 1:00pm and Tuesday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Research day – Thursday

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Links

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

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

ISBN: 9780231150781

Columbia University Press

Review

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

ISBN: 978-1-4422-5457-2

Rowman and Littlefield

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

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Publications

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

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

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

Khoo, N., & Steff, R. (2016, March). Hard balancing in the age of American unipolarity: Russia and U.S. missile defence during the Bush administration (2001‐08). Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Khoo, N. (2016). ASEAN's relations with the great powers in the post-cold war era: Challenges and opportunities. Auckland, New Zealand: Asia New Zealand Foundation. 29p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Khoo, N. (2016). ASEAN's relations with the great powers in the post-cold war era: Challenges and opportunities. Auckland, New Zealand: Asia New Zealand Foundation. 29p.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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Chapter in Book - Other

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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].

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

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

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

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].

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

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.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Khoo, N., & Steff, R. (2016, March). Hard balancing in the age of American unipolarity: Russia and U.S. missile defence during the Bush administration (2001‐08). Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Khoo, N. (2013, December). Hard-balancing the hegemon: China's response to U.S. ballistic missile defence. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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