Mike M. Mochizuki

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Mike M. Mochizuki

Japan-U.S. Relations Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty

Department: Rising Powers Initiative


Office Phone: 202-994-7074
Fax: 202-994-0335
1957 E St. NW, Office #501F Washington, D.C. 20052

Professor Mochizuki holds the Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Dr. Mochizuki was director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies from 2001 to 2005. He co-directs the "Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific" research and policy project of the Sigur Center. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was also Co-Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy at RAND and has taught at the University of Southern California and Yale University.

Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, and East Asian security

Ph.D., Harvard University

PSC 2374 Politics and Foreign Policy of Japan

PSC 2475 International Relations of East Asia

PSC 6349 International Security Politics

PSC 6467 Asian Security

PSC 6368 Japanese Politics

PSC 6369 Japanese Foreign Policy

PSC 6475 International Politics of East Asia

  • The Japan-U.S. Alliance and China-Taiwan Relations: Implications for Okinawa (co-editor and author, 2008)
  • Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State (co-editor and author, 2007)
  • The Okinawa Question and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (co-editor and author, 2005)
  • Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: How to Deal with a Nuclear North Korea (co-author, 2003)

Dr. Mochizuki has published articles in such journals as The American Interest, Asia Pacific Review, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Japan Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Nonproliferation Review, Survival, and Washington Quarterly. He is currently completing a book entitled A New Strategic Triangle: the U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China and co-editing a volume entitled Reconciling Rivals: War, Memory, and Security in East Asia.