Dr Cox's principal research and teaching areas are Australian and U.S. political history and foreign policy, globalization and nationalism, comparative politics and political theory. Having completed a PhD that examined the relationship between accelerating globalization and intensified ethno-national conflict, he has since published articles on nationalism, globalization, U.S. foreign policy, and comparative political-economic restructuring in Australia and New Zealand , about which he is currently writing a book ( Altered States: New State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand, 1983-2006 ). His latest research project compares U.S.-Australia relations leading up the Vietnam and second Gulf War respectively. Hence, his research interests are now turning to questions about Empire and the link between U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, which are canvassed in the Masters course that he teaches on the United States in the International system. Dr Cox is interested in supervising post-graduate students working on aspects of Australian, U.S. and New Zealand political history, globalization and nationalism, US foreign relations, and political theory (especially around socialist thought, and citizenship).