Michito Tsuruoka

Michito Tsuruoka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Short BiographyPrior to joining the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University in April 2017, Dr Tsuruoka was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS: Bouei kenkyuusho), Ministry of Defense since 2009. While at NIDS, he was seconded to the Ministry of Defense as a Deputy Director of the International Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy from 2012 to 2013, where he was in charge of multilateral security and defence cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, mainly the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). He also served as a Visiting Fellow at Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) from 2013 to 2014. Before joining NIDS, Dr Tsuruoka was a Resident Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and served as a Special Adviser for NATO at the Embassy of Japan in Belgium from 2005 to 2008. Dr Tsuruoka studied politics and international relations at Keio University (Faculty of Law, graduated in 1998) and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (as an exchange student from Keio in 1999-2000) and received a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. He is concurrently a Senior Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation and serving as an Associate Editor, Journal of Global Security Studies (JoGSS), an ISA journal.
Areas of ExpertiseInternational security; European politics; NATO; European integration; nuclear policy
AffiliationsJapan Association of International Relations (JAIR), Association of International Security, EU Studies Association, Japan (EUSA-Japan), International Studies Association (ISA).
Selected Publications・‘The Donald J. Trump Administration as Seen from Tokyo: Will the US-Japan Alliance Remain Unique?’ IAI Papers, 18/02, Istituto Affari Internazionali (January 2018).
・‘Japan's New Nuclear Deterrence Challenges: The Implications of Russia's Nuclear Saber-Rattling and NATO's Response,' in Aaron Friedberg et al., North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability, Special Report, 67 (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, August 2017).
・‘Strategic Considerations in Japan-Russia Relations: The Rise of China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance', in Shoichi Ito et al., Japan and the Sino-Russian Entente: The Future of Major-Power Relations in Northeast Asia, Special Report, 64 (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, April 2017).
・‘Tokyo Wants a Stronger European Foreign Policy’, The International Spectator, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2016)
・‘The NATO vs. East Asian Models of Extended Nuclear Deterrence? Seeking a Synergy beyond Dichotomy’, The Asan Forum, Vol. 4, No. 3 (May-June 2016).
・‘Europe’s Potential in Addressing Maritime Security in Asia: A Japanese View’, Commentary (Brussels: European Policy Centre, 29 June 2016).
・‘NATO’s Challenges as Seen from Asia: Is the European Security Landscape Becoming like Asia?’ Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, Vol. 25 No. 1 (2016).
・Co-edited with Jonathan Eyal and Edward Schwarck, Partners for Global Security: New Directions for the UK-Japan Defence and Security Relationship, Whitehall Report, 3-15 (London: Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, August 2015).
・‘Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence and Strategic Stability in East Asia: The United States, China and Japan in a Changing Strategic Landscape’, in Joseph Pilat and Nathan Busch (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Nuclear Proliferation and Policy (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).
・‘Mutual Support and Common Interests in Asia and European Neighborhoods’, Policy Brief (Washington, DC: German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 2015).
・‘Japan-Europe Relations: Toward a Full Political and Security Partnership’, in Yuki Tatsumi (ed.), Japan’s Global Diplomacy (Washington, DC: Stimson Center, March 2015).
・Co-authored with Hans Kundnani, ‘The Illusion of European “Neutrality” in Asia’, European Geostrategy, 25 September 2014.
・‘The UK, Europe and Japan: Forging a New Security Partnership’, RUSI Journal, Vol. 158, No. 6, 2013.
・‘The EU and Japan: Making the Most of Each Other’, Alert, No. 36 (Paris: EU Institute for Security Studies, November 2013).
・‘An Era of the ADMM-Plus? Unique Achievements and Challenges’, PacNet, No. 69, (Honolulu: Pacific Forum CSIS, September 2013).
・‘Managing Territorial and Diplomatic Disputes in East Asia’, ISPI Analysis, No. 186 (Milan: Institute for International Political Studies, July 2013).
・‘NATO and Japan as Multifaceted Partners’, Research Paper, No. 91 (Rome: NATO Defense College, April 2013).
・‘NATO and Japan: A View from Tokyo’, RUSI Journal, Vol. 156, No. 6 (December 2011).
・‘Defining Europe’s Strategic Interests in Asia’, Studia Diplomatica: The Brussels Journal of International Relations, Vol. 64, No. 3 (2011).
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