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Dr. Patrick Morgan, USMC

External Researcher

PATRICK MORGAN serves as Tierney Chair for Peace and Conflict, Department of Political Science, and was Acting Director of the Global Peace and Conflict Studies Center from 2000-2001. His many positions include those with the Political Science Department, University of California, Irvine 1991-present; Political Science Department, Washington State University, 1967-91; University of Washington, Visiting Professor, 1980-82; and College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium Visiting Professor and Professor, 1985-97. Dr. Morgan has concentrated his research primarily on national and international security matters—deterrence theory, strategic surprise attack, arms control, and related subjects. He has also had a long standing interest in theoretical approaches to the study of international politics. Currently Dr. Morgan is involved in projects on the theory and practice of deterrence in the post-Cold War era, security strategies for global security management, and security in Northeast Asia. Some of his publications include Reviewing the Cold War (1999), coedited with Keith Nelson; Security Studies Today (1999), with T. Terriff, S. Croft, and L. James; and “Assessing the Korean-American Alliance: How Do We Know when An Alliance is Healthy?” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (1990). Dr. Morgan received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University, and a B.A. from Harpur College (now State University of New York [SUNY] Binghamton).

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Patrick Morgan, USMC

  • Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

    May 01, 2003

    Edited by COL Donald W. Boose, Jr., Ms. Balbina Y. Hwang, Dr. Patrick Morgan, USMC, Dr. Andrew Scobell.
    On October 18-20, 2001, the 16th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies was held in Washington, DC. U.S. commitments had not been shifted or weakened; the U.S. ability to militarily uphold its commitments had not been affected; and the solidarity of the ROK-U.S. alliance again had been demonstrated through South Korea's strong support for the war on terrorism.