I am currently a PhD Candidate within PaIS. I was a coordinator board for Indonesia-UK Scholars' Network (IUKSN). Prior joining PaIS, I was an advisory staff for Chairman of Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, House of Representatives, Republic of Indonesia. From July 2012 to August 2014, I was also Lecturer within Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University.
My research thesis aims to address the puzzle "Why does democratic emerging power pursue a greater involvement in global governance despite their limited resources as well as the lack of domestic encouragement to do so? In order to answer the puzzle, I will use Indonesia's foreign policy as a case study by investigating its foreign policy with regard to democracy promotion, climate change negotiation, and Doha Round Negotiation.
Besides my PhD Project, I am interested in the Southeast Asian politics in general and Indonesian politics in particular. Currently, I am working on the project investigating the relations between political institution and economic actors in shaping natural resource governance in the post-authoritarian Indonesia.
Publications and Work in Progress
- Karim, Moch Faisal. "Institutional Dynamics of Regulatory Actors in the Recruitment of Migrant Workers: the Case of Indonesia", Vol. 45, No. 4-5, 2017. (https://doi.org/10.1163/15685314-04504004).
- Karim, Moch Faisal, “Integrating European Muslims Through Discourse? Understanding the Development and Limitations of Euro-Islam in Europe”, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2017 (online first) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12134-017-0514-4).
- Karim, Moch Faisal. “Role Conflict and the Limits of State Identity: the Case of Indonesia in Democracy Promotion”, the Pacific Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2017, p. 385-404. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2016.1249908).
- Karim, Moch Faisal and Chairil, Tangguh. "Waiting for Hard Balancing? Explaining Southeast Asia Balancing Behaviour toward China", 15.1 European Journal of East Asian Studies (2016) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15700615-01501002).
- Karim, Moch Faisal. "How Ethnic Civil War Transforms into Religious Civil War: Evidence from Chechnya." CEU Political Science Journal 8, no. 1 (2013): 55-79.
- Karim, Moch Faisal. "Local-Central Dynamics and Limitations of Micro-Regionalism: Understanding West Kalimantan and Sarawak Cross-Border Cooperation." In Balanced Growth for an Inclusive and Equitable ASEAN Community, edited by Mely Caballero-Anthony and Richard Barichello. Singapore: Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 2015. [Link to paper](Word document)
- Domestic Source of Indonesia's Behaviour in the UN Human Rights Council
- Understanding Indonesian Foreign Policy through Role Theory
- Middle Power, Status-Seeking, and Role Conceptions: the cases of Indonesia and South Korea
Works in Progress
- Responding to Great Power's Accommodation Strategy: Ontological Security and Indonesia-US Relations
- Reviving the Bandung Spirit: Indonesia’s Emerging Role in South-South Cooperation.
- State Transformation and Regional Economic Integration in the Border Areas: the case of Indonesia’s micro-regionalism project in Batam and West Kalimantan (with Tirta Nugraha Mursitama).
- Natural Resource Boom and Local Politics in New Democracies: Evidence from Indonesia (with Imaddudin Abdullah).
- Explaining Different Attitudes towards Democratic Supports: Evidence from Indonesia (with Noory Okthariza).
- Moch Faisal Karim and Wendy A. Prajuli, 50 years of ASEAN dealing with major powers: Indonesia's perspective, IAPS Magazine, 24 August 2017.
- Moch Faisal Karim and Scott Edwards, South-East Asia takes stock after a year of alarming democratic decline, the Conversation, December 15, 2016.
- Moch Faisal Karim, Reinventing Regional Order in East Asia: a Southeast Asian Perspective, Thinking ASEAN, Issue 17/November 2016
- Moch Faisal Karim, Indonesia should promote democracy globally, starting with Egypt, East Asia Forum, August 22, 2013.
- Moch Faisal Karim, Local Politics and the Limits of Micro-Regionalism in Border Areas, the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies' Blog, June 14, 2013.
- Moch Faisal Karim, ASEAN responsibility to protect, the Jakarta Post, August 3, 2012.
Moch Faisal Karim
Fellowships and Awards
2017/2018: Junior Fellows, Global Challenges Fellowship, School of Public Policy and Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University (CEU), Budapest.
2016/2017: Fellows, USINDO-Sumitro Fellowship, US-Indonesia Society, USD 10,000.
2013/2014: Open Society Foundation Research Grant Program, USD 6,400.
2013: Awardee, Best Teaching Award, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta.
2012/2013: Junior Fellows, ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership Junior Fellowship, RSIS Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, CAD 12,000.
2010/2011: Indonesian Ministry of Education Research Grant, USD 1,600.
2010/2011: FCO/Chevening Scholarship Award for Postgraduate Study in the UK
Journal of ASEAN Studies
Managing Editor, (2012- 2017)
Associate Editor, (2017-Present)
Asian Politics and Policy
Indonesia-UK Scholars' Network
Co-initiator and Coordinator (2016-2017)
Please visit my personal website atwww.mochfaisalkarim.com
to find more detailed information about my academic activities.