My research agenda can be divided into two main areas:
- Great power politics, grand strategy, and power-transition theory—with particular emphases on US foreign policy, US-China relations, international relations of the Asia-Pacific, and the domestic and local implications of international change. My work in this area has been published in journals such as Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, International Affairs, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Review of International Studies.
- US military bases in the Indian Ocean, Asia-Pacific, the 50 states, and the territories—especially questions relating to how and why bases are sought, established, and administered by the Pentagon, and how militarized sites affect local populations and the natural environment. Work from this stream of research has appeared in African Affairs, Anthropology Today, Environmental Policy and Law, International Journal, International Political Sociology, International Politics, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Marine Policy, Political Quarterly, and Review of International Studies.