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Andrew Yeo – Associate Professor


Andrew Yeo is an associate professor of politics and a fellow at the Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies.  He is the author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and co-editor of Living in an Age of Mistrust (Routledge 2017) and North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Discourse (Cambridge University Press, under contract).  His current book project explores the evolution of U.S. bilateral alliances and multilateralism in East Asia from 1945 to the present.  Other works have appeared in  Perspectives on Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Peace Review, Journal of East Asian Studies, The Diplomat, and the Washington Post, among others. 

Professor Yeo's research and teaching interests include international relations theory, East Asian regionalism, narratives and discourse, the formation of beliefs, ideas, and worldviews, civil society, social and transnational movements, overseas basing strategy and U.S. force posture, Korean politics, and North Korea. He was awarded the Young Faculty Scholar's Award in 2013 and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 2008 and a B.A. magna cum laude from Northwestern University in Psychology and International Studies.

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Recent Publications and Presentations


2017. Living in an Age of Mistrust: An Interdisciplinary Study of Declining Trust in Contemporary Society andPolitics and How to get it Back  (edited with Matthew Green).  Routledge

Refereed Journal Articles

2017 “The Politics of Overseas Military Bases.” Perspectives on Politics 15 (1): 129-36.

2017 “Overlapping Regionalism in East Asia: Determinants and Potential Effects.” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 17 (1):

2017 “Evaluating the Scope of People-to-People Engagement in North Korea, 1995-2012.” Asian Perspective 41 (2):309-339.

2015. “Business as Usual: The Role of Norms in Alliance Management.” European Journal of International Relations 21 (2), 377-401 (with Stephanie Hofmann).

2014.  “Alleviating Misery: The Politics of North Korean Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy.” North Korean Review 10 (2), 71-87.

2014.  “Security, Sovereignty, and Justice in U.S. Overseas Military Presence.” International Journal of Peace Studies 18 (2), 43-67.


“China’s New Assertiveness and the Decline in East Asian Regionalism.” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 22-25, 2017.

“The New Institutionalisms and Gradual Transformations in Asian Regionalism.” American Political Science Association Philadelphia, PA, September 1-3, 2016

“Inside North Korea 101.” Council on Foreign Relations (organizer and moderator), December 2014. 

“Elite Consensus and Resilience in Alliance Politics.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., August 2014.

Honors and Appointments

Council on Foreign Relations (Term member 2013-18)

Catholic University of America Grant-in-Aid (2016)

Korea Foundation Policy-Oriented Research Grant, co-PI (2015-17)

Earhart Foundation Grant (2014)

Young Faculty Award for Achievement in Research, Catholic University of America (2013)

Mansfield Foundation – Korean Foundation Scholar (2013-14)

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Phone: 202-319-6223




  • POL 212 – Introduction to International Relations
  • POL 436 – U.S, China, and International Relations of East Asia
  • POL 443 – Politics of Overseas Bases and American Empire
  • POL 606 – International Relations Graduate Seminar
  • POL 638 – Asian Security


Cornell University
Ithica, NY – Ph.D., 2008

Cornell University
Ithica, NY – M.A., 2005

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL – B.A., 2000

Areas of Expertise

  • International relations
  • East Asia
  • U.S. force posture
  • Social and transnational movements
  • North Korea

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