The seminar will sketch out the emerging geopolitics of Northeast Asia with the rise of China as an economic and security actor, and identify some of the key sources of insecurity in the region that include Sino-US security relations in the Pacific, territorial disputes in Northeast Asia and the crisis on the Korean peninsula and consider the prospects for improving regional security.
About the Speaker:
Christoph Bluth is Professor of International Relations and Security at the University of Bradford Studies. Until 2013 he was Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds. He is a specialist in international security, in particular nuclear weapons policy and non-proliferation, and has conducted and published research on the security policy of the Soviet Union/Russia, and since 2004 on the Republic of Korea and on North Korea. He also has considerable country expertise on China, Vietnam and Pakistan as a result of many years of research and teaching. He is the author of various books and numerous articles, including Security Dilemmas in Russia and Eurasia (edited with Roy Allison) and The Crisis on the Korean Peninsula.