Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

YAMAZOE Hiroshi, PhD (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department)

yamazoe-hs [at] nids.go.jp

photo:YAMAZOE Hiroshi


2002 MA in Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
2005 MA in Russian Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
2008 PhD in Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
2012 Visiting Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, London

Research interests

Russian Security and International History


Japanese, English, Russian


  • "Sino-Russian Cooperation from the Perspective of the U.S.-Japan Alliance," Asia Policy, National Bureau of Asian Research, January 2018
  • [In Japanese] “Continuity and evolution in Russian military in East Asia”, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Economic interactions in Asia-Pacific and Russia’s Eastern pivot, March 2017.
  • Russia's Involvement in the Issue of Syria”, NIDS Briefing Memo, December 2016
  • “The Prospects and Limits of the Russia-China Partnership”, RUFS Briefing, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), December 2015
  • “Three Level Factors of the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”, NIDS Briefing Memo, November 2015
  • [Presentation] "Russian Approach to China after the Ukrainian Crisis", ICCEES IX World Congress, August 2015
  • [In Japanese] "Security relationship between Russia and China", Northern Territories Society website, March 2015
  • [In Japanese] "Russian advance to the East in the middle of 19th century" in Takashi Okamoto ed., Suzerainty and World History (Nagoya University Press, 2014)
  • [In Japanese] International Conventional Weapons Market and Russia (Toyo Shoten, 2014)
  • "Russian Security Policy and Counter-terrorism Efforts in Central Asia: Benefits and Shortcomings of Cooperation in the SCO and the CSTO" in Shinji Hyodo and Carolina Vendil Pallin (eds), Neighbourhood Watch: Japanese and Swedish perspectives on Russian security(FOI-NIDS, 2012)
  • "Friends or Rivals? Sino-Russian 'Naval Cooperation 2012' ", RUSI Newsbrief, vol. 32, no. 4 (July 2012)
  • [In Japanese] "Russia's Security Relations with China: Less Future Risks, More Practical Benefits," Russian and East European Studies (Tokyo), vol. 40 (2012)
  • [In Japanese] “Defense Policy Debates in the Russian Military Doctrine: Emphasis on Traditional Military Concept and Nuclear Forces,” The Journal of International Security (Tokyo), vol. 39, no.1 (2011)
  • “Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership from the Perspective of Historical Factors in Russia’s Policy toward China”, NIDS Briefing Memo, No. 140 (2010)
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