Alexis Jihye Yang

Subfield

Comparative Politics

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My research interests center on understanding what factors contribute to destabilizing the internal security of certain countries, and how that impacts the overall level of security in a particular region. In particular, I am interested in studying how regime types, ranging from a spectrum of Democracy-Authoritarianism, contribute to more incidences of subnational conflicts- manifested in terrorist, separatist, or insurgent violence- in certain countries and consequently, its impact on the security of surrounding states.