Ma, Xinru, and David Kang. "Toward Measuring Free-Riding: Counterfactuals, Alliances, and U.S.- Philippine Relations." Journal of Global Security Studies, Forthcoming.

Power Transitions: Thucydides Didn’t Live in East Asia,” with David Kang. The Washington Quarterly 41.1 (2018): 137-154.

EU Crises and Integrational Panic: the Role of the Media,” with Mai’a Cross. Journal of European Public Policy 22.8 (2015): 1053-1070.


Ma, Xinru, and David Kang. Asian Power Transitions: Internal Challenges, Common Conjectures, and the Future of US-China Relations. New York: Columbia University Press, Forthcoming.

Under Review (Manuscripts are available upon request)

“Volatile Nationalism: Measuring Baseline Nationalism with Social Media Data from Vietnam and the Philippines”

“Playing with Firecrackers: When and Why Nationalist Protests at Home Affect Crisis Bargaining Abroad?”

“Domestic Threats, Selection Bias, and East Asian Power Transitions in History,” with David Kang (USC)

“Too Small to Balance, Just Wait, or Hedging? Why Vietnam isn’t Balancing China,” with David Kang (USC)

Working Papers (Manuscripts are available upon request)

“Nationalism as Drivers of Maritime Disputes? Testing the Nexus with Two New Datasets”

“Reforming toward a Calmer Sea? The Source of China-Involved Incidents in the South China Sea,” with Mengxiao “Phoebe” Tang (USC) and Yu-Ting Lin (USC).

“Modern Economic Democracy” with Andrew Coe (Vanderbilt University)