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John De Bhal

DPhil in International Relations

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Nuffield College, Oxford. Previously, I completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Queensland and an MPhil in International Relations at Balliol College, Oxford.

My research interests include but are not limited to International Relations theory, the evolution and development of the international system, the International Relations of the Americas, rising powers, and Brazilian foreign policy.


de Bhal, John. 2019. ‘Never Thaw that coming! Latin American regional integration and the US–Cuba Thaw’. Third World Quarterly 40 (5): 855-869.

de Bhal, John. 2018. ‘More continuity than change? US strategy toward Cuba under Obama and Trump’. Contemporary Politics 24(4): 436-453.