Scranton College
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Leif Eric Easley님의 사진입니다.
Name Leif Eric Easley (Associate Professor)
Position Ph.D. Harvard University, Government
Major International Security, International Politics, Globalization, Political Economics, National Identity and Foreign Policy in Asia
Office College Church 205
Tel Number 02-3277-6698
Leif-Eric EASLEY received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Harvard University Department of Government. Professor Easley's research interests include contested national identities and changing levels of trust in the bilateral security relationships of Northeast Asia. Dr. Easley was the Northeast Asian History Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University. He was also a visiting scholar at Yonsei University and the University of Southern California's Korean Studies Institute. Professor Easley regularly speaks at international conferences and is actively involved in high-level U.S.-Asia exchanges (Track II diplomacy) with the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the Pacific Forum-Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His research appears in a variety of academic journals and volumes, supplemented by commentaries in major newspapers. He completed his B.A. in political science with a minor in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University
M.A. in Government (International Relations), Harvard University
B.A. in Political Science (minor in Mathematics), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

[Selected publications]
“How Proactive? How Pacifist? Charting Japan’s Evolving Defense Posture,” Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 71, No. 1 (January 2017), pp. 63-87.
“Obama’s Nuclear Legacy: Reconciliation and Nonproliferation in Asia after Hiroshima,” Asan Issue Brief, Vol. 5, No. 14 (October 2016), pp. 1-30.
“Persuading Pariahs: Myanmar’s Strategic Decision for Reform and Opening,” (with Jonathan T. Chow), Pacific Affairs, Vol. 89, No. 3 (September 2016), pp. 521-542.
“China’s Norms in its Near Abroad: Understanding Beijing’s North Korea Policy,” (with InYoung Park), Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 25, No. 101 (September 2016), pp. 651-668.
“Kaesong and THAAD: South Korea’s Decisions to Counter the North,” World Affairs, Vol. 179, No. 2 (Summer 2016), pp. 21-27.
“Grand Bargain or Bad Idea? U.S. Relations with China and Taiwan,” (contribution to debate with Charles L. Glaser and Patricia M. Kim), International Security, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Spring 2016), pp. 178-185.
“South Korea’s Foreign Relations and Security Policies,” (with Scott Snyder), in Saadia Pekkanen, John Ravenhill and Rosemary Foot, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 446-461.
“Spying on Allies,” Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Vol. 56, No. 4 (August 2014), pp. 141-156.
“Korean Courage to Deal with Japan,” American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 36, No. 1 (February 2014), pp. 25-33.
“Middle Power National Identity? South Korea and Vietnam in U.S.-China Geopolitics,” Pacific Focus, Vol. 27, No. 3 (December 2012), pp. 421-442.
“Nationalist Princes and Patriotic Publics: Machiavelli and Rousseau’s Enduring Insights on Nationalism,” Korean Journal of International Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1 (June 2012), pp. 95-121.
"Electing a New Japanese Security Policy?: Examining Foreign Policy Visions within the Democratic Party of Japan," (with Tetsuo Kotani and Aki Mori), Asia Policy, No. 9, January 2010, pp. 45-66.
"China's Changing View of North Korea: Pyongyang's Provocations may Reshape Beijing's Strategic Interests," Christian Science Monitor, July 7, 2009.
"Defense Ownership or Nationalist Security: Autonomy and Reputation in South Korean and Japanese Security Policies," SAIS Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer-Fall 2007), pp. 153-166.
"Securing Tokyo's Positive Role in North-South Reconciliation: The Need for a Strong U.S.-ROK Alliance to Reassure Japan," KEI Academic Paper Series, Vol. 2, No. 2 (February, 2007), pp. 1-11; republished in the edited volume, On Korea, Vol. 1 (2008), pp. 170-186.
("Toward Win-win-win U.S.-Japan-China Relations"), (Shijie Zhishi - World Affairs Journal), No. 13, July 2007.
"Defense Ownership or Nationalist Security: Autonomy and Reputation in South Korean and Japanese Security Policies," SAIS Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer-Fall 2007), pp. 153-166.
"Forward-deployed and Host Nation Interaction: U.S.-ROK Cooperation under External Threat and Internal Frictions," Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 2006), pp. 123-149.

[Teaching interests]
International Security
International Relations of East Asia
Political Economy of East Asia
Globalization and Identity
International Organizations
Introduction to International Politics


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