Timothy S. Rich
Timothy S. Rich is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University and Director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL). His research focuses on public opinion and electoral politics, with an emphasis on East Asia.
Bellicose or bluster? How South Koreans see the North’s nuclear threat
The policy of a new president in Seoul depends not only on Pyongyang but also South Korean public perceptions.
Taiwan: The age-old question of who gets a vote
A proposal to lower the voting age to 18 leaves the electorate surprisingly apprehensive – even younger Taiwanese.
How South Koreans view the prospect of a Trump re-election
An unpopular President hasn’t dented support for the American alliance.
Which side would the US public choose in an India-China conflict?
As American attitudes towards China sour, India, as a fellow democracy, doesn’t appear to automatically benefit.
The public judgment of South Korea’s Covid-19 response
Moon Jae-in has won international acclaim for his crisis response, but at home, party allegiance still determines views.
The importance of Taiwan’s diplomatic partners in Oceania
With the China challenge in the Pacific, Australia and the US could work together to help Taiwan preserve regional ties.
South Korea: has a female leader’s fall cost women candidates?
In a country already renowned for misogyny, the fall of Park Geun-Hye led to speculation about future female candidates.