Biography


Dr. Masaki Mizobuchi is an Associate Professor in Faculty of Economics in Nagoya University of Commerce and Business since 2014. He received Ph.D. in Area Studies from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2012, and B.A. in Cross Cultural Studies from Kobe University (Hyogo, Japan) in 2006.

Previously, he served as an Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in Harvard Kennedy School in 2013−2014; as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)/Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2012−2013; and as a Research Fellow of the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) in 2011.

His research interests include: Middle Eastern politics; international security; military strategy; Japan’s security policy; U.S. policy in the Middle East; and political Islam. He has written many books and articles on those subjects: e.g., Hizbullah: Resistance and Revolution (Tokyo: Gendaishicho-shinsha, 2015, with Yutaka Takaoka); "How does Muhajiroun Get to Go to Jihad? Foreign Fighters and the Geopolitics of the Conflict in Syria,” in Raymond Hinnebusch, ed., The Syrian Uprising 2011-2014: Roots and Trajectories (London: Routledge, 2016 [forthcoming], with Yutaka Takaoka); “Unanswered War: Evaluating US Military Operation against the 'Islamic State’,” Proceedings, “Syria: Moving Beyond the Stalemate,” 3rd bi-annual Conference of the Centre for Syrian Studies (University of St. Andrews); "Transition of the Middle East Regional Order in the Post-Cold War Era: A Geopolitical Analysis of American Hegemony," NUCB Journal of Economics and Information Science, Vol. 52, No. 2 (March 2015); "Bombing the Invisible Targets: Israel’s Airpower in the Second Lebanon War (2006) and the Gaza War (2008/09)," International Relations, No. 178 (November 2014); "Why Does the Syrian Crisis Drag On? Opposition Groups and the Geopolitics of Conflict,” Journal of International Security, Vol. 41, No. 4 (March 2014).

He is currently writing a book on the military and strategic perspective of the global Salafi-Jihadism and U.S, “war on terror.”

Contact Information

 Masaki Mizobuchi, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics 
 Nagoya University of Commerce & Business

 4-4 Sagamine, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-Ken, JAPAN, #470-0193
 Mail: masakimizobuchi0316 [at] gmail.com