Narushige Michishita

Narushige Michishita is Assistant Professor of the Security and International Studies Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo.  Previously, he served as senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense and assistant counselor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan.  He acquired his Ph.D. with distinction in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.  A specialist in strategic studies, his works include: North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009); “Japan’s Response to 9-11,” in Han Sung-Joo, ed., Coping With 9-11: Asian Perspectives on Global and Regional Order (Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2003); “Changing Faces of Japanese Defense Policy: Past and Future,” Global Economic Review 31/4 (2002); and “Alliances After Peace in Korea,” in Survival 41/3 (Autumn 1999).

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