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Pacific sources on North Korea

Nov 30, 2017

With the latest test-firing by North Korea of a new, advanced intercontinental ballistic missile and the continued strained tensions between that country and the United States, University of the Pacific faculty can provide context and insight for news stories about this emerging international crisis. From foreign policy to economic sanctions, the faculty can comment on the ever-changing situation. Contact them directly, or contact Keith Michaud, the university's media relations manager, for assistance.

Arms races, causes of war
Susan Sample, a professor of political science in University of the Pacific's School of International Studies, has written extensively on international conflict, anticipating war and steps leading to war, including arms buildups. Her research covers causes of war, role of national identity in creating foreign policy choices, and the processes in conflict and conflict resolution. It also covers genocide and international relations theory. She can provide insight into what may be leading us to conflict with North Korea.
Contact: Susan G. Sample | 209.946.2492 (Office) | 209.981.1384 (Cell) |

International politics, U.S. foreign policy
Brian Klunk, an associate professor in University of the Pacific's Department of Political Science, has written about U.S. foreign policy and just war theory, and can talk about international relations and U.S. foreign policy as it relates to North Korea. He has taught courses on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, international politics, conflict and conflict management, international terrorism, political ethics, and peace studies.
Contact: Brian Klunk | 209.946.2927 (Office) | 209.601.4546 (Cell) |

Political and economic developments in Southeast Asia
Daniel O'Neill, associate professor of political science in the University of the Pacific's School of International Studies, has written extensively on political and economic developments in East and Southeast Asia. He can comment broadly on international affairs, development, and globalization in Asia as well as Chinese foreign policy and currently relevant topics in the region, such as the South China Sea disputes and the North Korea crisis.
Contact: Daniel O'Neill | 209.946.2225 (Office) |

National security
John Cary Sims, professor at University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, is a founding co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, a peer-reviewed publication focusing on national defense issues. His primary research areas include constitutional law, especially the First Amendment and human rights. He has written extensively on government secrecy, national security and terrorism.
Contact: John Cary Sims | 916.739.7017 (Office) | 916.384.8185 (Cell) |

Bioterrorism and biosecurity
Leslie Gielow Jacobs, a professor at McGeorge School of Law and director of the school's Capital Center for Law and Policy, has written substantially on national security, governance and constitutional doctrine. Her work on national security and bioterrorism has appeared in Homeland Security: Law and Policy, Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, among others. As part of a USAID legal education grant administered by McGeorge's Institute for Development of Legal Infrastructure within the school's Center for Global Business and Development, Jacobs taught a course at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China, southwest of the Korean Peninsula, so she is familiar with the region.
Contact: Leslie Gielow Jacobs | 916.739.7217 (Office) |

Economic sanctions
Michael Malloy, a professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, is an internationally recognized expert on economic sanctions and international banking. Malloy is an adviser to the UN Office in Geneva and has written or edited more than 190 books and supplements on economic sanctions, international law, international banking and other subjects. He edited "Economic Sanctions," a two-volume anthology of "the leading legal scholarship of the past 12 years on the theory and practice of international economic sanctions." That work covers the controversy over sanction effectiveness and the use of sanctions when it comes to anti-terrorism policy and human rights enforcement. He is currently working on a book about sanctions for Cambridge University Press.
Contact: Michael Malloy | 916.716.7645 (Cell) |

Media contacts:
Keith Michaud | 209.946.3275 (Office) | 209.470.3206 (Cell) |

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