Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Kei Koga
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Courtesy Appointment)
 
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Kei Koga is Assistant Professor at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His research focuses on International Security, International Institutions, and East Asian/Indo-Pacific security, including the transformation of U.S.-bilateral security networks and ASEAN–led institutions. Previously, he was visiting fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2017; a Japan-U.S. Partnership Fellow at the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS), Tokyo, in 2012-2014; Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Studies Program, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, in 2012-2013; a Vasey Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in 2009–2010; and RSIS-MacArthur visiting associate fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU in 2010. He has published on topics that include East Asian security, U.S. and Japanese foreign policies, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and ASEAN. His recent publication includes a book "Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa" (Routledge 2017); "Japan's ‘Indo-Pacific’ question: countering China or shaping a new regional order?" (International Affairs, 2020)' “Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Strategy: Tokyo’s Tactical Hedging and the Implications for ASEAN” (Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2019); "The Concept of “Hedging” Revisited: The Case of Japan's Foreign Policy Strategy in East Asia's Power Shift" (International Studies Review (ISA), 2018); and "ASEAN’s Evolving Institutional Strategy: Managing Great Power Politics in South China Sea Disputes" (Chinese Journal of International Politics, 2018). His current book project is "Managing Great Power Politics: ASEAN, Institutional Strategy, and South China Sea." He received his Ph.D. in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
IR theory
International institutions
Institutional change
International Security
East Asian regional security
Comparative regionalism
US-Japan Relations
ASEAN
China