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I hold a BA in International Studies and Development, and an MA in Security and Foreign Policy. I act as editor-in-chief for the academic journal Global Politics Review and I direct the Association for Social Sciences, Research and Innovation

Whereas my research focuses on international relations and conflict resolution, my research methodology is interdisciplinary at large. At graduate school I acquired a strong interest in computational social science (CSS) which eventually led me to study complex systems theory and agent-based modeling (ABM). At the same time, I also gained a proficient level of competency with the programming language called NetLogo. Since then, I have been merging my programming skills with my knowledge of political science and developmental studies to follow novel research paths and revise IR scholarship.


How to build your own AI and win at Go.

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Peer Reviewed Articles 

“From Ballistics to Demography: Chinese Population Control Policies in Historical Perspective.” Seoul National University, Journal of International Affairs 1, no. 1 (2016): 25-36.

“Assad’s Strategic Narrative: the Role of Communication in the Syrian Civil War,” Contemporary Review of the Middle East 2, no. 4 (2015): 313-327.

Working Papers

“Theory of Transitional Hegemony,” co-written with Pietro Raviola.

"Hong Kong's Accountability Problem: Institutions, Reforms, and Neo-Patrimonialism."

Policy Articles

"Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business," The Diplomat. February 2017.

“Water, the Next Iraqi Problem,” Novasia. Seoul, June 2016.

“Build your own AI and win at Go over Lee Se-dol,” Novasia. Seoul, April 2016.

“How to do Counterinsurgency,” Novasia. Seoul, December 2015.

 “Reinventing Biofuels,” Novasia. Seoul, April 2015.

 “The New State Nobody Saw Coming,” The Policy Wire. Seoul, January 27, 2015.

 “Fishery Escalates Regional Animosity in the East China Sea,” Novasia. Seoul, December 2014.