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Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, Doctor of Philosophy

History and Politics, Bachelor of Arts, University College Cork

International Relations, Master in Science, University of Amsterdam

External positions

Adjunct Fellow, American Security Project


  • JZ International relations

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foreign policy Social Sciences
decision making Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
North Korea Social Sciences
threat Social Sciences
colonization Social Sciences
international relations Social Sciences
nationalism Social Sciences

Research Output 2017 2017

North Korea’s deep sense of national identity is the main obstacle to nuclear negotiations

Bolton, D., 9 Feb 2017, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Identity Maintenance & Foreign Policy Decision-Making: The Quest for Ontological Security in the DPRK

Author: Bolton, D., 1 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Thomas, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD