Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Kei Koga

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+65)65923720
Office: HSS-06-12(PPGA)

  • PhD Tufts University 2012
  • MA George Washington University 2002
  • BA Lewis & Clark College 2000
Kei Koga is Assistant Professor at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His current research focuses on IR theory, International Security, International Institutions, and East Asian security, including 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); "The Rise of China and Japan's Balancing Strategy" (Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 25, no. 101, 2016); and "The Yasukuni question: histories, logics, and Japan–South Korea relations" (The Pacific Review, vol. 29, no. 3, 2016). He received his Ph.D. in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Research Interests
IR theory
International institutions
Institutional change
International Security
East Asian regional security
Comparative regionalism
US-Japan Relations
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-)
  • CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2017-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
Current Projects
  • Comparative Security Regionalism In Asia: Institutional Creation Of Regional Security Complex
  • Dynamics of Institutional Transformation in Power Shift: Regional Security Organizations in the Developing World
  • Security Cooperation through Joint Military Exercises in the Asia Pacific Region' Effectiveness, Meanings, and Implications of Regionalism
  • Security Policy under Strategic Uncertainty: Behavior of Secondary Powers in the age of the East Asian Power Shifts
Selected Publications
  • Kei Koga. (2017). Reassessing ASEAN on the South China Sea: What the 30th ASEAN Summit can tell us about its utilityAsia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS.
  • 古賀慶.(2017). 应对中国崛起:日本走向硬性制衡. 中国的大周边关系(152-177). 北京、中国: 中国外交学院.
  • Kei Koga. (2017). Transcending the Fukuda Doctrine: Japan, ASEAN, and the Future of the Regional OrderCenter for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Kei Koga.(2017). Toward Effective Institution-Building in Peacebuilding: Conceptual Development, Coordination Mechanism, and Partnership Building. In Yuki Tatsumi and Pamela Kennedy(Ed), Peacebuilding and Japan: Views from the Next Generation(15-27). Washington, D.C.: Stimson Center.
  • Kei Koga. (2017). Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa: Power shifts, ideas and institutional change. Routledge.

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