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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 MPhil studies were generously funded by the Governor Phillip Scholarship and my DPhil is funded by a Nuffield-Clarendon joint award.

My DPhil research looks to develop a new conceptual account of differentiation in world politics. In my spare time I play cricket for Oxford University.


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.