Alexander Korolev

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Lecturer

Dr. Alexander Korolev is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Before joining UNSW, Alex was an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Asian Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow (2012-2015) and a Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2015-2018). He received an MA in International Relations from Nankai University, Zhou Enlai School of Government (2009), and PhD in Political Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012). He has been a visiting researcher in the Political Science Department at Brown University (2011-2012). His research interests include international relations theory and comparative politics with special reference to China and Russia; great power politics; and China-Russia-US relations in East and Southeast Asia. He is currently working on a research project which explores how small and middle powers can survive and secure their national interests amidst intensifying great power rivalry. His recent articles appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, including Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, Pacific Affairs, Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, The China Review, and other journals. Alex speaks English, Chinese, and Russian.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Korolev A; Huang, J , 2017, 'Introduction: Re-embedding Pacific Russia in the Changing Regional Environment', in Huang, J ; Korolev A (ed.), The Political Economy of Pacific Russia: Regional Developments in East Asia, edn. International Political Economy Series, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40120-1_1
2017
Korolev A; Huang J, 2017, 'Introduction: Re-embedding Pacific Russia in the Changing Regional Environment', in Huang J; Korolev A (ed.), POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PACIFIC RUSSIA: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST ASIA, edn. International Political Economy Series, PALGRAVE, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40120-1_1
2017
Korolev A; Huang, J , 2015, 'Russia’s New Pivot to Asia and Potential for International Cooperation', in International Cooperation in the Development of Russia's Far East and Siberia, edn. International Political Economy Series, Springer, London, UK, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40120-1
2015
McDonald , 2015, 'Introduction', in The Values of Literary Studies Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas, pp. 1 - 12, http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/literary-theory/values-literary-studies-critical-institutions-scholarly-agendas
2015
Edited Books
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Huang J; Korolev A, (eds.), 2017, The Political Economy of Pacific Russia: Regional Developments in East Asia, 1, Palgrave Macmillan, London,
2017
Huang J; Korolev A, (eds.), 2015, International Cooperation in the Development of Russia’s Far East and Siberia, 1, Palgrave Macmillan UK, UK,
2015
Journal articles
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Korolev A, 2019, 'Russia in the South China Sea: Balancing and Hedging', Foreign Policy Analysis, vol. 15, pp. 263 - 282,
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'Shrinking room for hedging: system-unit dynamics and behavior of smaller powers', International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcz011
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'Russia and China: A Political Marriage of Convenience - Stable and Successful', JOURNAL OF CHINESE POLITICAL SCIENCE, vol. 24, pp. 173 - 175,
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'How closely aligned are China and Russia? Measuring strategic cooperation in IR', International Politics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41311-019-00178-8
2019
Korolev A; Portyakov V, 2019, 'Reluctant allies: system-unit dynamics and China-Russia relations', International Relations, vol. 33, pp. 40 - 66,
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'Russia and China: A Political Marriage of Convenience - Stable and Successful', JOURNAL OF CHINESE POLITICAL SCIENCE, vol. 24, pp. 173 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11366-018-9579-y
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'How closely aligned are China and Russia? Measuring strategic cooperation in IR', International Politics,
2019
Korolev A, 2019, 'Shrinking room for hedging: system-unit dynamics and behavior of smaller powers', International Relations of the Asia-Pacific,
2019
Korolev A; Portyakov V, 2018, 'China-Russia Relations in Times of Crisis: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation', ASIAN PERSPECTIVE, vol. 42, pp. 411 - 437,
2018
Korolev A, 2018, 'Russia in the South China Sea: Balancing and Hedging', Foreign Policy Analysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fpa/orx015
2018
Korolev A; Portyakov V, 2018, 'China-Russia Relations in Times of Crisis: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation', ASIAN PERSPECTIVE, vol. 42, pp. 411 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/apr.2018.0018
2018
Korolev A; Portyakov V, 2018, 'Reluctant Allies: System-unit dynamics and China-Russia relations', International Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047117818812561
2018
Korolev A; Portyakov VY, 2018, 'China-Russia Relations in Times of Crisis: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation', Asian Perspective, vol. 42, pp. 411 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.5555/0258-9184-42.3.411
2018
Korolev A, 2018, 'Beyond the nominal and the ad hoc: The substance and drivers of China-Russia military cooperation', Insight Turkey, vol. 20, pp. 25 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.25253/99.2018201.02
2018
Korolev A, 2018, 'Unfavorable Complementarity in Russia-China Economic Relations and Its Consequences', Problems of Economics and Management of Oil and Gas Complex, pp. 43 - 49, http://www.vniioeng.ru/inform/managment/
2018
Korolev A, 2018, 'Theories of Non-Balancing and Russia’s Foreign Policy', Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 41, pp. 887 - 912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2017.1283614
2018
Korolev A, 2018, 'On the Verge of an Alliance: Contemporary China-Russia Military Cooperation', Asian Security, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14799855.2018.1463991
2018
Korolev A, 2017, 'De-ideologized mass line, regime responsiveness, and state-society relations', China Review, vol. 17, pp. 7 - 36
2017
Korolev A, 2017, '中俄战略联盟:迷思与现实 [Myths and Reality of China-Russia Strategic Alliance]', 上海外国语大学G20 研究中心 [SISU G20 REVIEW], pp. 1 - 15, http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/korolev_a._sisug20review_201501.pdf
2017
Korolev A, 2017, '“体系制衡、地区对冲与中俄关系 [Systemic Balancing, Regional Hedging, and China-Russia Relations]”', 国际政治科学 [Quarterly Journal of International Politics], pp. 100 - 129, http://www.cqvip.com/qk/71439x/201701/671760074.html
2017
Korolev A, 2016, 'The Social Effectiveness of Political Regimes – Does Democracy Matter', Russia and the Pacific, vol. 93, pp. 82 - 105, http://www.riatr.ru/
2016
Korolev A, 2016, 'Regime Responsiveness to Basic Needs: a Dimensional Approach', Studies in Comparative International Development, vol. 51, pp. 434 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12116-015-9209-z
2016
Korolev A, 2016, 'Systemic balancing and regional hedging: China-Russia relations', Chinese Journal of International Politics, vol. 9, pp. 375 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjip/pow013
2016
Korolev A, 2016, 'Russia’s reorientation to Asia: Causes and strategic implications', Pacific Affairs, vol. 89, pp. 53 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.5509/201689153
2016
Korolev A, 2015, 'Bringing Geopolitics Back In: Russia's Foreign Policy and Its Relations with the Post-Soviet Space', INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 17, pp. 298 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/misr.12219
2015
Korolev A, 2015, '(Chinese Scholars About the Possible Scenarios for Political Reform in the PRC)', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2597040
2015
Korolev A, 2015, '? (Does China Need a Political Reform for Further Economic Growth, and Will Further Economic Growth Cause Democratization of PRC's Political Regime?)', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2597036
2015
Korolev A, 2015, 'The Strategic Alignment between Russia and China: Myths and Reality', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2594568
2015
Korolev A, 2015, 'Regime Responsiveness to Basic Needs: A Dimensional Approach', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2477238
2015
Korolev A, 2015, 'Needs/Wants Dichotomy and Regime Responsiveness', Critical Review, vol. 27, pp. 23 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08913811.2014.993886
2015
Korolev A, 2015, 'The PRC Political Regime’s Reaction to the Basic Needs of the Population', Far Eastern Affairs, vol. 43, pp. 97 - 117, https://www.researchgate.net/deref/http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/doc/44947618
2015
Korolev A, 2015, 'The Strategic Alignment between China and Russia: Myths and Reality', ASAN Forum, vol. 3, http://www.theasanforum.org/the-strategic-alignment-between-russia-and-china-myths-and-reality/
2015
Korolev A, 2014, 'Deliberative Democracy Nationwide?-Evaluating Deliberativeness of Healthcare Reform in China', Journal of Chinese Political Science, vol. 19, pp. 151 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11366-014-9287-1
2014
Korolev A, 2014, 'The Ukrainian Crisis and the End of the Cold War', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423157
2014
Korolev A, 2013, '俄罗斯国际关系学科的发展及其理论探索 [The Development of Russian IR Discipline – Theoretical Exploration]', 教学与研究 [Teaching and Research], vol. 47, pp. 64 - 73
2013
Korolev A, 2012, 'China’s Healthcare: Developing a Universal Coverage Plan', Far Eastern Affairs, vol. 39, pp. 45 - 76, https://www.researchgate.net/deref/http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/doc/26896814
2012
Korolev A, 2011, 'Balancing in a Unipolar World: Causes and Outcomes – The Case of the 2008 Russian-Georgian Conflict', Civilitas, vol. 3, pp. 58 - 88
2011
Korolev A, 2010, ': (International Relations Theory with Chinese Characteristics: State of The Art and Tendencies of Development)', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2597035
2010
Other
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Korolev A, 2017, The Two Levels of Russia’s South China Sea Strategy, Washington, DC: East-West Center, Washington, USA, https://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/the-two-levels-russias-south-china-sea-policies
2017
Korolev A, 2017, From ‘Post-Factum Consultation’ to ‘Pre-Factum Coordination’ in China-Russia Relations, National University of Singapore, Singapore, http://global-is-asian.nus.edu.sg/index.php/post-factum-consultation-pre-factum-coordination-china-russia-relations/
2017
Korolev A, 2017, China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West has So Far Gotten it Wrong, Singapore, https://ippreview.com/index.php/Blog/single/id/385.html
2017
Korolev A, 2016, Systemic Balancing and Regional Hedging: Russia’s Relations with China and India, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/cag/publication/china-india-brief/china-india-brief-89
2016