My research focuses on international relations in the Global South. My main ongoing project, supported by the Carnegie Corporation, examines sovereignty-sharing arrangements in fragile states. I am also undertaking related research on the structure and function of hybrid criminal tribunals and international policing. Other current projects include studies of the concept of hedging and diversification in international politics, particularly in Asia.



Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (University of Michigan Press, 2014), with Anne Heindel

The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown University Press, 2010)


Articles and Chapters

Hedging in International Relations: an introduction (with Jurgen Haacke), International Relations in the Asia-Pacific 19:3 (2019)

The Variable Effectiveness of Hedging Strategies, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 19:3 (2019)

Distance and Dominance: China, America and the Northern Tier, in Donald K. Emmerson, ed., The Deer and the Dragon: China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century (Stanford APARC, forthcoming 2019)

Contracting Out, Legitimacy, and Statebuilding (with Stephen D. Krasner), Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 12:4 (2018)

Indonesia's Diplomatic and Strategic Position under Yudhoyono, in Ulla Fionna et al., eds., Asiprations with Limitations: Indonesia's Foreign Affairs under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (ISEAS, 2018)

Essays on Principle 16 and Principle 18, in Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, eds., Commentary on the United Nations Set of Principles to Combat Impunity (Oxford University Press, 2018)

ASEAN and the Great Powers, Contemporary Southeast Asia 39:2 (2017)

Designing Sri Lanka’s Special Court: Cautionary Considerations from the Cambodian Experience, in Bhavani Fonseka, ed., Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Moving Beyond Promises (Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2017)

Nationalist Protests, Government Responses, and the Risk of Escalation in Interstate Disputes (with Jessica Chen Weiss), Security Studies 25:3 (2016)

Victim Testimony in International and Hybrid Criminal Courts: Narrative Opportunities, Challenges, and Fair Trial Demands (with Anne Heindel), Virginia Journal of International Law 56:2 (2016)

Trauma in the Courtroom (with Anne Heindel), in Beth Van Schaack and Daryn Reicherter, eds., Cambodia's Hidden Scars (2nd edition, 2016)

China's Influence in Asian Monetary Affairs, in Evelyn Goh, ed., Rising China's Influence in Developing Asia (Oxford University Press, 2016)

A Chinese Model for Patron-Client Relations? The Sino-Cambodian Partnership, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 15:2 (2015)

Experiments in International Criminal Justice: Lessons from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (with Anne Heindel), Michigan Journal of International Law 35:2 (2014)

China and the Pol Pot Regime, Cold War History 14:2 (2014)

International decisions: the Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand), American Journal of International Law 108:2 (2014)

China's Structural Power Deficit and Influence Gap in the Monetary Policy Arena, Asian Survey 54:5 (2014)

Hidden Files: Archival Sharing, Accountability, and the Right to the Truth (with Jesse Franzblau), Columbia Human Rights Law Review 46:1 (2014)

Lessons from the Cambodian Experience with Truth and Reconciliation (with Jaya Ramji-Nogales), Buffalo Human Rights Law Review 19 (2012-13)

Institutionalizing Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Human Rights Quarterly 34:3 (2012)

The Sino-Vietnamese Standoff in the South China Sea (with Jessica Chen Weiss), Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 13:1 (2012)

Cambodia's Trek Toward Reconciliation, Peace Review 23:4 (2011)

Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization: International Politics and Institution-Building in Asia, Asian Survey 51:5 (2011)

Liberal Legal Norms Meet Collective Criminality, Michigan Law Review 109:6 (review essay, 2011)

India's Approach to Great-Power Status, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Journal 35:1 (2011)

The United States and Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific, in Narayanan Ganesan and Colin Durkop, eds., East Asia Regionalism (2011)

The Balance of Great-Power Influence in Contemporary Southeast Asia, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 9:1 (2009)

Trauma in the Courtroom (with Anne Heindel), in Daryn Reicherter, Beth Van Schaack, and Youk Chhang, eds., Cambodia's Hidden Scars (2011)

Introduction in John D. Ciorciari and Anne Heindel, eds., On Trial: The Khmer Rouge Accountability Process (2009)

History and Politics behind the Khmer Rouge Trials, in On Trial (2009)

The ECCC's Role in Reconciliation (with Sok-Kheang Ly), in On Trial (2009)

Introduction (with John B. Taylor), in John D. Ciorciari and John B. Taylor, eds., The Road Ahead for the Fed (2009)

Key Principles and Recommendations, in The Road Ahead for the Fed (2009)

Korean Security Dilemmas: ASEAN's Policies and Perspective, in Hazel Smith, ed., Reconstituting Korean Security (2007)

Documenting the Crimes of Democratic Kampuchea (with Youk Chhang), in Jaya Ramji and Beth Van Schaack, eds., Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Prosecuting Mass Violence before the Cambodian Courts (2005)

Saudi-U.S. Alignment after the Six-Day War, Middle East Review of International Affairs 9:2 (2005)

'Auto-Genocide' and the Cambodian Reign of Terror, in Dominik Schaller et al, eds., Contributions to Genocide Studies (2004) - reprinted in Dirk Moses, A Genocide Reader (Routledge, 2010)

A Half-Way Challenge to Malaysia's Internal Security Act, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 3:2 (2003)

The Lawful Scope of Human Rights Criteria in World Bank Credit Decisions: An Interpretive Analysis of the IBRD and IDA Articles of Agreement, Cornell International Law Journal 23:2 (2000)

A Prospective Enlargement of the Roles of the Bretton Woods Financial Institutions in International Peace Operations, Fordham International Law Journal 22:2 (1998)


Edited Volumes

The Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Institution Press, 2009), with John B. Taylor

On Trial: The Khmer Rouge Accountability Process (Documentation Center of Cambodia, 2009), with Anne Heindel

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Documentation Center of Cambodia, 2006)