Allan Layug is a PhD Candidate at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland and an Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.
His research interests include international theory, global strategic thought/culture, global political theory, global intellectual history, theories of world order, ASEAN, China’s Grand Strategy, Philippine politics and foreign relations. His PhD thesis, Global International Theory: Rethinking Order in World Politics, investigates the variegated conceptions of international order in the Western, Islamic, and Chinese worlds as a way to crystallize, conceptualize and problematize what ‘global international theory’ or ‘global theory’ looks like or might consist of.
His latest publication is ‘Power Politics and the US Rebalance to the Indo-Pacific (A Case Study)’. In An Introduction to International Relations, edited by Richard Devetak, Jim George, and Sarah Percy, 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press. His forthcoming publication is an edited volume with John Hobson on international theory, which was commissioned by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, one of the series editors of Routledge’s Worlding Beyond the West series and the founder of the Center for Global Knowledge Series (gloknos) at Cambridge University.