KIM Tongfi, PhD

  • Position :
  • Head of International Affairs Department / Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • E-mail :
  • tongfi.kim@vesalius.edu
  • Office hours :
  • By appointment
  • Nationality :
  • South Korean
  • Languages :
  • Japanese, Korean, English
  • Education :
  • Ph.D. in Political Science - Ohio State University (2010)

    Master of Laws - Kyoto University (2003)

    Bachelor of Laws - Doshisha University (2001)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: starting in Spring 2017

     

    Purdue University: 2010-2011

     

    Ohio State University: 2007, 2009

  • Research area(s) :
    • International Security
    • International Relations of East Asia
    • Military Alliances
  • Selected Publications :
  • Book

     

    2016. The Supply Side of Security: A Market Theory of Military Alliances, Stanford University Press.

     

    Peer-reviewed journal articles

     

    2015. “The Effect of Age Structure on the Abrogation of Military Alliances” in International Interactions 41:2, 279-308. With Jennifer Sciubba.

     

    2014. “Asymmetric Strategic Problems in Nuclear Non-Proliferation” in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 14:2, 191-213.

     

    2014. “The Role of Leaders in Intra-Alliance Bargaining” in Asian Security 10:1, 47-69.

     

    2011. “Why Alliances Entangle But Seldom Entrap States” in Security Studies 20:3, 350-377.

     

    Book chapters

     

    Forthcoming. “U.S. Rebalancing Strategy and the Disputes in the South China Sea” in The South China Sea, Major Powers, and Grand Strategy, edited by Anders Corr, U.S. Naval Institute Press.

     

    2015. “Balancing the Risks of US Rebalancing” in The New US Strategy towards Asia: Adapting to the American Pivot edited by William T. Tow and Douglas Stuart. Routledge, 201-206.

     

    2014. “South Korea’s Middle-Power Response to the Rise of China” in Middle Powers and the Rise of China edited by Bruce Gilley and Andrew O’Neil. Georgetown University Press, 84-103.