RUSI welcomes Professor Hiroyasu Akutsu

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the arrival of National Institute of Defence Studies Fellow Professor Hiroyasu Akutsu.

Professor Akutsu is a professor and senior fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in Tokyo, Japan and is now a visiting fellow at RUSI (November 1 2010 - November 1 2011). Before joining NIDS, he was a lecturer at the Australian Defense Force Academy (ADFA), Sophia University and several other universities. Professor Akutsu was also a visiting fellow at South Korea's New Asia Research Institute (NARI) and the Japanese correspondent for the US Nautilus Institute's Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) Daily Report.

He received his Bachelor of Law and Master of Law from Keio University and PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He also studied the Korean language at Yonsei University in Seoul.

He specialises in political and military issues on and around the Korean Peninsula and also works on security issues in Northeast Asia, Japan-Australia security co-operation and the Japan-US alliance. His publications  in English include: The Hegemon's Alliance Security Dilemma: US accommodation with Japan and the ROK from 1994 to 2004(ANU, 2006), Korea-Japan Security Relations: Prescriptive StudiesiOruem Publishing House, 2000, Co-authored) , U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Building Toward a 'Virtual Alliance'iCSIS, 1999, Co-authored), 'Towards a New Security Partnership between Japan and South Korea,' Japan aktuell-Journal of Current Japanese Affairs (December, 2008) , 'A New Era for Japan-ROK Relations,' Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies(AJISS) Commentary (March, 2008) , 'The New Shape of Asian Security,' The Journal of International Security AffairsiJune, 2007j, 'Tokyo and Taipei Try to Tango,' Far Eastern Economic ReviewiJanuary, 2007.

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