MICHITO TSURUOKA is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He is also Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. Prior to this, he served as a Special Adviser for NATO at the Embassy of Japan in Belgium (2005–08), and has been resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) on a GMF-Tokyo Foundation Fellowship (2009), and senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies. He also was a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) from May 2013 to March 2014. Studied political science and international relations at Keio University and Georgetown University and received a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.