Dr Pascal Abb

Dr Pascal Abb

Senior Researcher
Research Department:
Intrastate Conflict

Contact

E-Mail: abb @hsfk .de

CV

since 2020 Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
2018–2020 Senior Researcher at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Vienna
2016 Visiting fellow at Tsinghua University, Beijing
2015 Visiting fellow at National Chengchi University, Taipei
2013–2017 Research fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
2009–2013 Research fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and University of Hamburg, awarded Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) degree in 2013
2004–2005 Scholarship for Modern Chinese studies at Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing
2002–2008 University studies in Political Science, Sinology and Philosophy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Expertise

Dr Pascal Abb is working on the following issues:

  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Belt and Road Initative
  • Chinese Conceptions of World Orders
  • Infrastructure and Conflicts
  • Knowledge and Governance
  • Taiwan

Publications

Fraying Ties | 2020

Abb, Pascal (2020): Fraying Ties. The Securitization of the US-China Relationship, PRIF Spotlight 11/2020, Frankfurt/M.

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From "Peaceful Rise" to "Peacebuilder"? How Evolving Chinese Discourses and Self-Perceptions Impact Its Growing Influence in Conflict Societies (forthcoming 2020) | 2020

Abb, Pascal (2020): From "Peaceful Rise" to "Peacebuilder"? How Evolving Chinese Discourses and Self-Perceptions Impact Its Growing Influence in Conflict Societies (forthcoming 2020), in: Journal of Contemporary China.

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The Korean Peace Process: A Regional Solution? | 2019

Abb, Pascal (2019): The Korean Peace Process: A Regional Solution?, in: ASPR Policy Brief 1/2019, https://www.friedensburg.at/uploads/files/2019_01_Korean_peace_process.pdf.

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The Devil Is in the Detail: The Positions of BRICS Countries Towards UN Security Council Reform and the Responsibility to Protect | 2019

Abb, Pascal/Jetschke, Anja (2019): The Devil Is in the Detail: The Positions of BRICS Countries Towards UN Security Council Reform and the Responsibility to Protect, in: Stephen, Matthew D./Zürn, Michael (eds), Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 167–201.

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Leaders or "Guides" of Public Opinion? The Media Role of Chinese Foreign Policy Experts | 2019

Abb, Pascal (2019): Leaders or "Guides" of Public Opinion? The Media Role of Chinese Foreign Policy Experts, in: Modern China, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0097700419882733.

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Taiwan’s Think Tanks and the Practice of Unofficial Diplomacy | 2019

Abb, Pascal (2019): Taiwan’s Think Tanks and the Practice of Unofficial Diplomacy, Taiwan Insight, 6.8.2019.

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The Hong Kong Protests: A Hybrid Governance Failure | 2019

Abb, Pascal (2019): The Hong Kong Protests: A Hybrid Governance Failure, in: ASPR Policy Brief 2/2019, https://www.friedensburg.at/uploads/files/2019_02_Hong_Kong_governance.pdf.

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The Future of Nonproliferation | 2018

Abb, Pascal (2018): The Future of Nonproliferation, in: ASPR Policy Brief 3/2018, https://www.friedensburg.at/uploads/files/2018_03_Nonproliferation_V2.pdf.

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China’s Emergence as a Peacebuilding Actor | 2018

Abb, Pascal (2018): China’s Emergence as a Peacebuilding Actor, in: ASPR Policy Brief 4/2018, https://www.friedensburg.at/uploads/files/2018_04_China_27s_Peacebuilding.pdf.

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What Drives Inter-State Balancing? Estimations of Domestic and Systemic Factors | 2018

Abb, Pascal (2018): What Drives Inter-State Balancing? Estimations of Domestic and Systemic Factors, in: International Politics, 55:2, 279–296, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41311-017-0141-x.

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Understanding the Development of Think Tanks in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan | 2018

Abb, Pascal/Köllner, Patrick/Xufeng, Zhu (2018): Understanding the Development of Think Tanks in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan, in: Pacific Affairs, 91:1, 5–26, https://pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/articles/understanding-the-development-of-think-tanks-in-mainland-china-taiwan-and-japan-an-introduction-to-the-special-issue/.

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The Impact of Democratization, Political Culture, and Diplomatic Isolation on Think Tank Development in Taiwan | 2018

Abb, Pascal/Yang, Alan (2018): The Impact of Democratization, Political Culture, and Diplomatic Isolation on Think Tank Development in Taiwan, in: Pacific Affairs, 91:1, 73–94, https://pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/articles/the-impact-of-democratization-political-culture-and-diplomatic-isolation-on-think-tank-development-in-taiwan/.

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Taiwan-Focused Research Institutes in China | 2017

Abb, Pascal (2017): Taiwan-Focused Research Institutes in China, Global Taiwan Brief, 31.5.2017.

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The "Trump Phenomenon" in the Eyes of Chinese Experts: Promises and Challenges of a Transactional Presidency | 2017

Abb, Pascal (2017): The "Trump Phenomenon" in the Eyes of Chinese Experts: Promises and Challenges of a Transactional Presidency, in: Monde Chinois, 48, 41–52.

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Trump und das außenpolitische Erbe Obamas | 2016

Abb, Pascal/Nolte, Detlef/Kappel, Robert/Fürtig, Henner (2016): Trump und das außenpolitische Erbe Obamas, in: GIGA Focus Global 7/2016, https://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/gf_global_1607.pdf.

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Punish the Philippines, Forgive Vietnam? The South China Sea Disputes in the Eyes of Chinese Experts | 2016

Abb, Pascal (2016): Punish the Philippines, Forgive Vietnam? The South China Sea Disputes in the Eyes of Chinese Experts, in: Fels, Enrico/Truong, Minh Huy Vu (eds), Power Politics in Asia’s Contested Waters. Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea, Berlin: Springer, 139–157.

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China’s New Think Tank Diplomacy | 2016

Abb, Pascal (2016): China’s New Think Tank Diplomacy, ECFR China Analysis, 25.8.2016.

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Are Think Tanks in Asia Unique? | 2016

Abb, Pascal (2016): Are Think Tanks in Asia Unique?, On Think Tanks, 5.5.2016.

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A Review of Expert Voices in Chinese Media: The Case of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute | 2016

Abb, Pascal (2016): A Review of Expert Voices in Chinese Media: The Case of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute, in: Asian Politics and Policy, 8:2, 361–365, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aspp.12253.

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How Will Beijing React to a Tsai Presidency? | 2016

Abb, Pascal (2016): How Will Beijing React to a Tsai Presidency?, China Policy Blog, 15.1.2016.

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Foreign Policy Think Tanks in China and Japan: Characteristics, Current Profile, and the Case of Collective Self-Defense | 2015

Abb, Pascal/Köllner, Patrick (2015): Foreign Policy Think Tanks in China and Japan: Characteristics, Current Profile, and the Case of Collective Self-Defense, in: International Journal, 70:4, 593–612, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0020702015592119.

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China-Southeast Asian Relations: Global and Regional Linkages | 2015

Abb, Pascal/Strüver, Georg (2015): China-Southeast Asian Relations: Global and Regional Linkages, in: Issues & Studies, 51:4, 33–83.

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China, Southeast Asia and Taiwan: Navigating Uncertain Waters | 2015

Abb, Pascal (2015): China, Southeast Asia and Taiwan: Navigating Uncertain Waters, CSCAP Asia-Pacific Watch, 1.11.2015.

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China's Foreign Policy Think Tanks: Institutional Evolution and Changing Roles | 2015

Abb, Pascal (2015): China's Foreign Policy Think Tanks: Institutional Evolution and Changing Roles, in: Journal of Contemporary China, 24:93, 531–553, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10670564.2014.953856.

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China's Foreign Policy Think Tanks: Explaining Institutional Developments and Shifting Roles | 2014

Abb, Pascal (2014): China's Foreign Policy Think Tanks: Explaining Institutional Developments and Shifting Roles, https://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/volltexte/2014/6788/.

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Taiwan und die Transpazifische Partnerschaft: wirtschaftliche Integration oder politische Aufwertung? | 2014

Abb, Pascal/Finkensiep, Sarah (2014): Taiwan und die Transpazifische Partnerschaft: wirtschaftliche Integration oder politische Aufwertung?, in: GIGA Focus Asien 1/2014, https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/175652/gf_asien_1401.pdf.

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Chinas außenpolitische Thinktanks: neue Rollen und Aktivitäten | 2013

Abb, Pascal (2013): Chinas außenpolitische Thinktanks: neue Rollen und Aktivitäten, in: GIGA Focus Asien 3/2013, https://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/gf_asien_1303.pdf.

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Die US-Außenpolitik nach den Halbzeit-Wahlen 2010: Der Blick geht nach Innen | 2010

Abb, Pascal (2010): Die US-Außenpolitik nach den Halbzeit-Wahlen 2010: Der Blick geht nach Innen, in: GIGA Focus Global 12/2010, https://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/gf_global_1012.pdf.

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