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 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 Concept of “Hedging” Revisited: The Case of Japan's Foreign Policy Strategy in East Asia's Power Shift" (International Studies Review (ISA), 2017); "Japan’s strategic interests in the South China Sea: beyond the horizon?" (Australian Journal of International Affairs 72(1), 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.
Research Interests
IR theory
International institutions
Institutional change
International Security
East Asian regional security
Comparative regionalism
US-Japan Relations
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.(2018). Japan-Southeast Asia Relations: Redirecting Strategic Focus in the Age of the Indo-Pacific. Comparative Connections(129-137). Honolulu: Pacific Forum CSIS.
  • Kei Koga.(2018). 「多様化する多角的安全保障の枠組み」(Diversification of Multilateral Security Frameworks). 『日本外交の論点』(Debates over Japanese Diplomacy)Kyoto: Horitsu Bunka Sha [Forthcoming].
  • Kei Koga. (2018). Patrick Cottrell, The Evolution and Legitimacy of International Security Institutions (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016) [Review of the book Patrick Cottrell, The Evolution and Legitimacy of International Security Institutions (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016)] 国際政治, 192.
  • Kei Koga.(2018). 「歴史認識」(Historical Recognition). In 佐藤史郎・川名晋史・上野友也・齊藤孝祐(Ed), 『日本外交の論点』(Debates over Japanese Diplomacy)Kyoto: Horitsu Bunka Sha [Forthcoming].
  • Kei Koga. (2018, April). “How Does a Regional Institution Collapse? Case of the Asia-Pacific Council from 1966-1973”. Paper presented at International Studies Association, San Francisco, The United States.

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