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Chris Hughes


Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies in PAIS and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education).

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Prof Hughes is also co-editor of The Pacific ReviewLink opens in a new window.

Research and Publications


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CSGR Papers

Current research interests include:

  • The future trajectory and drivers of Japan’s foreign and security
  • Japan’s international relations and ‘grand strategy’
  • Defence transformation and new technologies in Japan’s military policy and the Asia-Pacific
  • Japanese foreign policy-making
  • Japan-China relations
  • US-Japan alliance ties
  • Japan-North Korea relations
  • Multilateral security in the Asia-Pacific
  • The political economy of defence production in Japan
  • Japan and Asia-Pacific regionalism
  • Japanese economic statecraft
  • Japanese radicalism and terrorism
  • Post-Cold War traditional and non-traditional security policy
  • Regionalisation and globalisation

Teaching | Supervisions

Teaching and supervisions


Prof Hughes teaches international relations, with a substantive focus on the international relations of Asia-Pacific politics.

MA modules:
International Relations of Asia-Pacific

PhD Supervisions

Prof Hughes supervises doctoral researchers working on topics related to ....

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News | Media | Releases

News media releases

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