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Professor Tomonori Yoshizaki


Professor Tomonori Yoshizaki

Prof. Tomonori (Tom) Yoshizaki is Vice President for Academic Affairs of Japan MoD’s National Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS). He was formerly Director of Policy Simulation (2015-22), and Director of Security Studies Department (2011-2015) at NIDS.  He has been regularly attending NATO Defence College Conference of Commandants (COC), and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Meeting of Head of National Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions. He is currently a visiting professor/lecture at Self-Defence Forces Staff Colleges, Tokyo University for Foreign Studies, and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Previously, he was an assistant director of Office of Strategic Studies of MoD, a visiting scholar at Kings College London, and Hudson Institute; His areas of expertise include alliance management, European security and NATO, Japan’s security policy and peace operations.

His recent publications are “The Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Grey-Zone Coercion in the Indo-Pacific [in French]” Revue de Defense Nationale (Summer 2022); “Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision: Strategic Implications for Europe” Les Grands Dossiers de Diplomatie, N° 53 (Autumn 2019); and “Competitive Strategy and U.S. Third Offset in the Asia-Pacific[in French],”  Revue de Defense Nationale (Summer 2018); “Ukraine War and NATO: Implications for New Strategic Concept,” CISTEC Journal (June 2022) and; “NATO’s Dilemma of Unity: Crises of Ukraine, Populism, and COVID-18,” Journal of International Security (Tokyo), (March 2021). Academic books published in Japanese include Geopolitics of Contemporary Japan (Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2017); All Japan Approach to Global Challenges (Naigai Publishing, 2016); NATO after the Cold War (Minerva, 2012); Comparative Studies of National Security Councils (Tokyo: Sairyu-sha, 2009).

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