Journal Articles

This paper is based on research conducted under the umbrella of the GIZ-implemented programme ‘Peace Process Support for Yemen: Improving the capacities for non-violent conflict resolution in Yemen’, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). The research was conducted by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations in partnership with a Yemeni specialised research centre between August 2019 and March 2020.

Joseph Huddleston: Foulweather Friends: Violence and Third Party Support in Self-Determination Conflicts, Journal of Conflict Resolution, February 2021

This paper investigates how violence in self-determination conflicts influences bilateral foreign policy.

Joseph Huddleston: Continuous recognition: A latent variable approach to measuring international sovereignty of self-determination movements, Journal of Peace Research, 57(6), October, 2020

This paper argues that our understanding of international sovereignty can be improved by conceptualizing it as a dynamic, continuous process, reflected in foreign policy decisions short of the legal recognition.

Zheng Wang: The Past's Transformative Power. Wilson Quarterly, Fall 2020. 

Dr. Zheng Wang discusses historical memory and its implications for China's future. 

Zheng Wang:「中国と日本の和解:平和運動の立ち上げ」(Reconciliation between China and Japan: Launching a Peace Movement ). In Amako Satoshi ed, 歴史和解と安全保障 (Historical Reconciliation and Security Assurances). Tokyo, Japan: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, September 2016. [In Japanese]

Zheng Wang: Chinese Discourse on the ‘Nine-Dashed Line’: Rights, Interests, and Nationalism. Asian Survey 55:3 (2015): 502-524.

This article surveys the discussion and debate in China over the nine-dashed line in recent years, with special focus on the efforts of scholars and think-tank experts to legitimize the nine-dashed line and their interactions with the Chinese public and policymakers through public media.

Zheng Wang: The Rocky Road from Normalization to Reconciliation: China-Japan Relations on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II. In Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia-Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II, edited by Tatsushi Arai, Shihoko Goto and Zheng Wang, 5-19.  Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2015.

In March 2015, a conference was held at the Wilson Center bringing together scholars from Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States to discuss why Japan’s apologies regarding its actions during World War II have not been enough to assuage its neighbors, and to propose policies that could lead to a breakthrough in the deadlock. This collection of essays is a result of that event.

Zheng Wang: China’s Institution Building: Leading the Way to Asian Integration. Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs 2:1 (2015): 16-21.

Zheng Wang: The Legacy of Historical Memory and China’s Foreign Policy in the 2010s. In Misunderstanding Asia: International Relations Theory and Asian Studies over Half a Century, edited by Gilbert Rozman, 227-240. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Do memories and dreams matter in IR? To what extent does collective historical memory influence a country’s foreign policy?

Joseph O'Mahoney and Zheng Wang: China's 1989 Choice: the Paradox of Seeking Wealth and Democracy, Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2014. 

In 1989, China's government made a choice to combine political repression, a market economy, and globalization.

Omer Gokcekus: Impediments to Trade Across the Green Line in Cyprus: Classic Barriers and Mistrust, Journal of Peace Research, 49(6), 863-872, November 2012.

Cyprus is a divided island. Despite the lack of a comprehensive peace agreement reunifying the country, in 2004 trade commenced across the Green Line that separates the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. The volume of trade has grown steadily since, but has it reached its full potential?