Thesis Supervisor




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Whether you’ve pinpointed a specific topic or require some direction, I am more than happy to assist. Simply send me a message and we can brainstorm potential avenues for your research.

As a committed academic, I take pride in collaborating with students from diverse backgrounds and locations across the globe. With a wealth of experience in both Western and non-Western academic scholarships, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work alongside you, propelling you towards your academic ambitions.

Exciting Research Topics for 2024/2025

  1. Northeast Asia: Delving into politics, security, energy relations, and diplomacy, you could refine your research by examining a particular issue or conflict within the region, such as tensions on the Korean Peninsula or disputes in the East China Sea.
  2. Cyber Threats in the Middle East and Northeast Asia: Investigate the impact of cyber threats on diplomatic relations in these regions, or delve into specific types of cyber incidents and their implications on security and international relations.
  3. Unravelling Russian Foreign Policy: Focus on a distinct aspect of Russia’s foreign policy, exploring its relationships with NATO, the European Union, or China, and analyse the driving forces behind key decisions and strategies.
  4. Terrorism and Emerging Technologies: Examine how new technologies have influenced terrorist organizations’ tactics and strategies, exploring the adoption of specific innovations, such as drones or social media, and their consequences on global security.
  5. Political Philosophy Conundrums: Narrow down your research to a specific issue within political philosophy, such as the ethical dimensions of political leadership, the state’s role in society, or the intricate relationship between democracy and justice.
  6. International Relations Theory in the Context of Japan, North Korea, and South Korea: Investigate how various international relations theories explain the security dynamics among these nations, and delve into specific aspects of theories, such as realism, liberalism, or constructivism.
  7. Diplomatic Evolution in Japan, China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia: Explore how diplomatic strategies and tactics have evolved over the past decade, and examine specific diplomatic challenges or opportunities faced by these nations in the contemporary global landscape.
  8. Global Challenges: Terrorism, Migration, Energy, and Debt: Investigate the complex relationships between these pressing global issues, examining questions like “How does energy dependency influence a country’s response to migration and terrorism?” or “How do debt crises in developing nations impact global energy security?”
  9. Radicalisation Dynamics in Northeast Asia: Focus on a specific region or group within Northeast Asia, such as Uighur radicalisation in China or the rise of right-wing extremism in Japan, and analyse the contributing factors or dynamics, including economic inequality or social exclusion.
  10. Safeguarding Critical Energy Infrastructure: Investigate the challenges and best practices for protecting critical energy infrastructure from various threats, including cyberattacks, terrorism, and natural disasters. Explore the role of technology, international cooperation, and domestic policy in enhancing the security of these vital assets.
  11. Energy Security in Russia, China, and Japan: Delve into the energy policies and strategies of these major players, examining their approaches to securing energy resources, diversifying energy supply, and promoting sustainable energy development. Analyse the geopolitical implications of their energy security policies and the potential for regional cooperation or competition.
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