Anita Kellogg, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Country: United States (California)

About Me:

Anita R. Kellogg received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in December 2017. Her research explores the role of economic elites in the formation of national security policy-making. Dr. Kellogg’s work shows that the business community plays a pivotal role in discouraging the use of military force when interstate disputes arise between economically interdependent nations. Economic interdependence describes the relationships between countries who are linked through substantial trade and investment ties. She applies this work to dangerous rivalries such as China and Japan, highlighting the importance of bilateral dialogue between policymakers and invested economic actors in preventing the military escalation of disputes over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. Other research projects apply these insights to Colombia-Venezuela relations and how the domestic political economy of oil has impacted Venezuelan foreign policy. You can read more about Dr. Kellogg’s work at her website

Research Interests

Conflict Processes & War

Political Economy

Foreign Policy

Asian Politics

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Economic Interdependence

Foreign Policy Analysis

Oil Politics

Territorial Conflict

East Asia Security

Business-Political Networks

Private Sector Influence

China-Japan Relations

Chinese Foreign Policy

Economic-Security Nexus

International Political Economy


Colombia-Venezuela Relations

State-society Relations

Politics Of Globalization

Countries of Interest




South Korea

North Korea