Timothy S. Rich

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Timothy S. Rich is an associate professor of political science and the director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL) at Western Kentucky University. His main research focuses on the electoral politics of Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. His broader research interests include the domestic and international politics of East Asia, and qualitative and quantitative methods.

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2017/03/10 | Timothy S. Rich

Park’s Impeachment to be Felt Far and Wide

The impact of Park’s impeachment will likely last beyond this election cycle.

2017/03/01 | Timothy S. Rich

China-North Korea Relations: Pitfalls and Possibilities

'An economically more secure North Korea has more to lose through a brinkmanship policy and may feel more willing to return to the Six Party Talks framework.'

2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

Does President Tsai Deserve Declining Approval Ratings?

Taking stock of the DPP a year after it swept through the general election in Taiwan.

2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

Has Park Geun-Hye's Downfall Changed the Game for Women in Korea?

What does Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment mean for female politicians in Korea?

2016/06/02 | Timothy S. Rich

North Korea’s Brinkmanship Isn’t Irrational

Rather than focusing on the idiosyncrasies of the North Korean regime or ignoring patterns of behavior, greater attention should be placed on efforts to enhance North Korea’s own sense of stability.

2016/05/30 | Timothy S. Rich

For Ban Ki-moon, Is There Life After the U.N.?

After he steps down as U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon could be a frontrunner for the presidency in South Korea. But some issues will have to be resolved first.