Timothy S. Rich

Timothy S. Rich

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Timothy S. Rich is a 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.


OPINION: Failure of Olympic Name Poll Shows Taiwanese Voters' Pragmatism

Timothy S. Rich

The emphasis on the tangible costs of abandoning the 'Chinese Taipei' Olympic name appears to have won over voters unable to identify the benefits of trying to compete as 'Taiwan'.


OPINION: Think Twice Before Backing a Referendum on Taiwan's Constitution

Timothy S. Rich

The benefits of a referendum proposed by the Island of Joy and Happiness Coalition calling for a new Taiwan constitution remain unclear.


OPINION: Taiwan's Diplomatic Isolation Is Exaggerated

Timothy S. Rich

Losing diplomatic partners does not hamper Taiwan's ability to interact internationally and may in fact just save some aid dollars.


Towards Engagement with North Korea: Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

Timothy S. Rich

The new South Korean President’s interest in engagement with North Korea may aid in improving relations with China, providing greater means to entice North Korea with both carrots and sticks, argues Timothy Rich.


Park’s Impeachment to be Felt Far and Wide

Timothy S. Rich

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


China-North Korea Relations: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Timothy S. Rich

'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.'


Does President Tsai Deserve Declining Approval Ratings?

Timothy S. Rich

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


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

Timothy S. Rich

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


North Korea’s Brinkmanship Isn’t Irrational

Timothy S. Rich

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.


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

Timothy S. Rich

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.

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