Dr. Li-Chen Sim
Dr. Li-Chen Sim Assistant Professor International And Civil Security

Contact Information
li-chen.sim@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 3333


Dr. Li-Chen Sim is a specialist in the political economy of Russian and Gulf energy (oil, gas, renewables, nuclear) and its intersection with international relations. Her research includes area studies such as Gulf-Asia relations and Russia-Middle East relations as well as the impact of energy on state-society patterns of interaction.

  • PhD Politics, Oxford University, UK (2005)
  • MSc Russian & Post-Soviet Politics, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK (1996)
  • BA European Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore (1995)

  • Introduction to International Relations & Security Issues
  • Globalization and Middle East Security
  • Policy Analysis
  • Comparative National Security
  • Regional Security Challenges and Policy Options


Research Interests
  • Nuclear power and foreign policy
  • Regional security
  • Energy security
  • Technopolitics of water and energy systems
  • Russian foreign policy
  • Gulf-Asia relations