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Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University. His research addresses the causes of interstate conflict and war with an empirical focus on the Asia Pacific. His first book (currently under review) addresses when and how nuclear proliferation causes and resolves interstate conflicts and wars. His second book (co-edited, forthcoming with Georgetown University Press) addresses how North Korean nuclear proliferation has exacerbated regional tensions and could cause regional conflict. His research has been published or is forthcoming in International Relations of the Asia Pacific, International Security, The Non-Proliferation Review, Foreign Policy Analysis and Strategic Studies Quarterly. His current research projects examine leaders and international conflict, nuclear proliferation and international conflict, extended deterrence, reputation and conflict on the Korean peninsula, strategic surprise and foreign policy-decision making and reputation and international conflict. He can be reached at

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