• Research Fellow

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    Takuya Matsuda

    Grand Strategy in Asia Fellow


    Takuya Matsuda holds a Ph.D. from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. He has been a visiting fellow at George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies since February 2022 and was formerly a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center through 2021/22. His research focuses primarily on alliance politics, great power relations, international relations theory, and U.S. grand strategy. Takuya’s dissertation examines how alliances qualitatively adapt to changes in the strategic environment so as to consider ways to operationalize the role of alliances in a great power’s grand strategy. His work on international security affairs has been published both in scholarly and policy outlets such as the Australian Journal of International Affairs, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, and the Diplomat. Takuya received his MA from Johns Hopkin University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and BA from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

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