Researchers

Program Leader

Professor Stein Tönnesson
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 61 08
E-mail: stein.tonnesson@pcr.uu.se; stein@prio.no

Core Group

Dr Elin Bjarnegård
Department of Political Science
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 19 94
E-mail: elin.bjarnegard@statsvet.uu.se

Dr Holly L. Guthrey
Department of Peace and Conflict Research, program coordinator
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 78 96
holly.guthrey@pcr.uu.se

Dr Kristine Eck
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 23 50
E-mail: kristine.eck@pcr.uu.se

Dr Joakim Kreutz
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 61 24
E-mail: Joakim.Kreutz@pcr.uu.se

Dr Erik Melander
Department of Peace and Conflict Research, deputy program leader
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 61 07
E-mail: erik.melander@pcr.uu.se

Dr Isak Svensson
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Phone: +46 - (0)18 - 471 76 51
E-mail: isak.svensson@pcr.uu.se

Research Associates

Dr Pavel Baev
Research Director
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
pavel@prio.no

Dr Karen Brounéus
Psychologist
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
E-mail: karen.brouneus@otago.ac.nz

Dr Choi Jong Kun
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science & International Studies
Yonsei Univeristy
E-mail: jongchoi@yonsei.ac.kr

Professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer
Department of Political Science
University of the Philippines
E-mail: miriam.ferrer@up.edu.ph

Dr Allan Dafoe
Department of Political Science
Yale University
E-mail: allan.dafoe@yale.edu

Dr Anders Engvall
Assistant Professor, Deputy Director
China Economic Research Center
Stockholm School of Economics
E-mail: anders.engvall@hhs.se

Dr Benjamin E. Goldsmith
Associate Professor
Department of Government & International Relations
University of Sydney
E-mail: ben.goldsmith@sydney.edu.au

Dr Linus Hagström
Professor
Swedish Defence University
E-mail: linus.hagstrom@fhs.se

Dr Hoang Anh Tuan
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
E-mail: tuanmai60@gmail.com

Mr Andreas Jarblad
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
E-mail: andreas.jarblad@pcr.uu.se

Dr Li Rex
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Faculty of Media, Arts and Social Science
Liverpool John Moores University
E-mail: r.y.li@ljmu.ac.uk

Dr Liselotte Odgaard
Associate Professor
Institute for Strategy
Royal Danish Defence College
E-mail: IFS-61@fak.dk

Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak
Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS)
Faculty of Political Science
Chulalongkorn University 
E-mail: pongsudhirak@hotmail.com

Dr Ren Xiao
Institute of International Studies
Fudan University
E-mail: Renxiao2006@fudan.edu.cn

Professor Robert S. Ross
Professor of Political Science
Boston College
E-mail: rsross@fas.harvard.edu

Dr Yongwook Ryu
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University (ANU)
E-mail: yongwook.ryu@anu.edu.au

Dr Song Yann-huei
Research Fellow
Institute of European and American Studies
Academia Sinica
E-mail: yhsong@sinica.edu.tw

Dr Ashley South
Research Fellow 
Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development
Chiangmai University
Email: lerdoh3@googlemail.com

Dr Paul Staniland
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
paul@uchicago.edu

Dr Henrik Urdal
Editor Journal of Peace Research
Senior Researcher
CSCW, Peace Research Institute Oslo
E-mail: henriku@prio.no

Nina Von Uexkull
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Email: Nina.von_Uexkull@pcr.uu.se

Dr Wang Dong
Associate Professor and Director
School of International Studies
Centre for Northeast Asian Strategic Studies
Peking University
 E-mail: wdong@pku.edu.cn

Dr Jessica Weiss
Department of Political Science
Yale University
E-mail: jessica.weiss@yale.edu

Dr Mikael Weissmann
Research Fellow
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
E-mail: mikael.weissmann@ui.se

Professor Zou Keyuan
Harris Chair in International Law
Lancashire Law School
University of Central Lancashire
E-mail: kzou@uclan.ac.uk

Past Visiting Scholars

The EAP Program has an ongoing visiting scholar initiative. Visiting scholars are invited by the EAP Program, and visit the program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

Christopher J. Fariss
Department of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University

Patrick Regan
Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Chaiwat Satha-Anand
Thammasat University
Bangkok, Thailand

Yongwook Ryu 
Department of International Relations
Australian National University

David A. Lake 
Department of Political Science
UC San Diego

David Laitin 
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

Srisompob Jitpiromsri 
Faculty of Political Sciences
Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus

Hoang Anh Tuan
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Ren Xiao
Institute of International Studies
Fudan University

Jong Kun Choi 
Department of Political Science & International Studies
Yonsei Univeristy

EAP

News

2017-05-15

Daniel Finnbogason & Isak Svensson (2017): "The missing jihad: Why have there been no jihadist civil wars in Southeast Asia?", The Pacific Review, DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2017.1325391 (published online 15 May)
 

2017-05-02

On 2 May 2017, the Danish ThinkChina published a policy brief by Stein Tønnesson: Can the East Asian Peace Survive? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZLQ0vmxi68)

17-02-02

Sino-Russia relations

EAP Program Leader Stein Tönnesson and Research Associate Pavel Baev publish "The Troubled Russia–China Partnership as a Challenge to the East Asian Peace" in the Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

17-01-22

South Korea-US relations

EAP Research Associate Jong Kun Choi was interviewed in an article titled "Korea should avoid getting stuck between US, China" in the Korea Herald.

17-01-05

Can the East Asian Peace Survive under Trump?

Norwegian public radio interviewed program leader Stein Tønnesson about this question on 5 January 2017, together with Dr Eirik Torsvoll, (PluriCourts program, University of Oslo), and  Professor Nils Petter Gleditsch (Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO). Professor Gleditsch has recently published a book in Norwegian, entitled Towards a More Peaceful World? During the discussion, Stein Tønnesson presented findings from the East Asian Peace program and predicted a crisis in Sino-US relations but he also saw some win-win opportunities in connection with a reset of Sino-US terms of trade. He thought the East Asian Peace would hold - because everyone knows how catastrophic  the alternative could be.

If you understand Norwegian, you may listen to the discussion here.

16-12-2016

War or peace in East Asia?

Stein Tönnesson will participate in a seminar titled "War or Peace in East Asia?" at NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen. More information can be found here.

7-12-2016

US-Asia relations

EAP Advisory Board member Bates Gill publishes "Can Trump keep his balance in Asia?" in the Pacific Forum newsletter published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies

7-12-2016

The East Asian Peace: Can it Last?

EAP Advisory Board member Börje Ljunggren will give a talk titled "The East Asian Peace: Can it Last?" Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center. More information can be found here. 

25-11-2016

Our film screened in Cambodia

Our 16 minutes film East Asia's Surprising Peace  was screened at the 5th Annual Peace Practitioners Research Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 25 November 2016.

Afterwards, Stein Tønnesson gave a keynote address about the East Asian Peace and how it can be made more viable. The artist Chan Wai made the drawing here, summarizing the main points. It includes an illustration used in Japanese schoolbooks from 1947 onward to show Japan's renunciation of war.

23-11-2016

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations

Professor Steve Chan will give a talk titled "Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations" at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. The talk will be held in Sal. 2 from 15:15-17:00 on 23 November.

22-09-2016

The East Asian Peace – in Swedish!

Stein Tønnesson, Isak Svensson and Elin Bjarnegård gave a 30 minute presentation of the East Asian Peace programme at the Göteborg book fair on 22 September 2016, emphasizing the disagreements among themselves as to how the peace may be explained, and whether or not the region can be considered peaceful. See their presentation here.

04-07-2016

Is the East Asian Peace threatened?

The 4th of July 2016 China Day at the annual Swedish Almedalen week in Visby, Gotland, includes a panel at 1 pm about the East Asian Peace, where program core group members Joakim Kreutz and Isak Svensson, and Advisory Board Member Börje Ljunggren discuss (in Swedish) if the East Asian Peace is under threat. For the full program of the China Day, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712190189030851/

03-06-2016

South China Sea

On June 3, 2016 the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) published online the report Sense and sensibility: adressing the South China Sea disputes, edited by Eva Pejsova. It includes chapters by two of the East Asian Peace program’s researchers: Liselotte Odgaard, “How to defuse Sino-US tensions in the SCS?” (pp. 17-23) and Stein Tønnesson, “UN Compulsory Arbitration: A tough test for China” (pp. 25-30).

11-05-2016

Conflict in East Asia

EAP Program leader Stein Tönnesson publishes ‘Will Nationalism Drive Conflict in Asia?’ in Nations and Nationalism journal. 

26-04-2016

EAP-Can it last?

EAP Program leader Stein Tönnesson participated in a roundtable discussion titled "The East Asian Peace: Can it Last?" at NIAS-Nordic Institute for Asian Studies in Copenhagen on 26 April. 

13-04-2016

Myanmar

EAP Program leader Stein Tönnesson publishes "Myanmar’s ethnic minorities marginalised more" in East Asia Forum with Marte Nilsen.

07-03-2016

EAP Advisory Board member Börje Ljunggren publishes "Växande oro för Kinas framtidsdrömmar" in Svenska Dagbladet. 

15-02-2016

Myanmar

EAP Research Associate Ashley South publishes "Schooling and Conflict: Ethnic Education and Mother Tongue-based Teaching in Myanmar" with Marie Lall. 

10-02-2016

China-Taiwan relations

Scott L. Kastner publishes "Is the Taiwan Strait
Still a Flash Point? Rethinking the Prospects for Armed
Conflict between China and Taiwan"
based on EAP Fourth Annual Conference paper in International Security. 

03-02-2016

Nonviolence

EAP Core Group member Isak Svensson publishes "Manufacturing Dissent: Modernization and the Onset of Major Nonviolent Resistance Campaigns" in the Journal for Conflict Resolution with Dr Charles Butcher.

13-01-2016

North Korea

EAP Research Associate Jong Kun Choi publishes "The Perils of Strategic Patience with North Korea" in the Washington Quarterly journal.