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Refereed Journal Articles

Survival - A House Divided 'Survival Global Politics and Strategy’, by Christopher W. Hughes, Alessio Patalano & Robert Ward, 2021
Japan’s Grand Strategy: The Abe Era and Its Aftermath, Survival, 63:1, 125-160
Asian Security cover

'Hiding in plain sight? Japan’s militarization of space and challenges to the Yoshida doctrine’, with Paul Kallender, Asian Security, 2018 (DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2018.1439017; ISSN 1479-9855).

Pacific Review ISsue 30 no 6

'Japan's rise and fall (and rise again)The Pacific Review, vol. 30, no. 6 2017, pp. 885-894.

Pacific Review

'Japan’s emerging arms transfer strategy: diversifying to re-centre on the US-Japan alliance’, The Pacific Review, 2017


'Japan’s security trajectory and collective self-defence: essential continuity or radical change’, Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 43, no. 1, Winter 2017, pp. 93-126.

Journal of Strategic Studies

'Japan’s emerging trajectory as a “cyber-power”: from securitization to militarization of cyberspace’, with Paul Kallender, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 40, no 1-2, pp. 118-145.


'Japan’s "Resentful Realism" and Balancing China’s Rise', The Chinese Journal of International Politics, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 2016, pp. 109-75.


'Yuanhen de xianshi zhuyi” yu Riben zhiheng Zhongguo jueqi’, Guoji Zhengzhi Kexue, Vol. 1, No, 4, 2016, pp. 59-98.

space_policy.jpg 'Japan, Ballistic Missile Defence and remilitarisation’, Space Policy, 2013, pp. 1-7.
journal of japanese studies 'The Democratic Party of Japan’s New (but Failing) Grand Security Strategy: From “Reluctant Realism” to “Resentful Realism”?’, Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 38, no. 1, Winter 2012, pp. 109-140.
Journal of Strategic Studies 'The Slow Death of Japanese Techno-Nationalism? Emerging Comparative Lessons for China's Defense Production', Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 34, no. 3, 2011, pp. 451-479.
ia_front_cover.jpg 'Japan's response to China's rise: regional engagement, global containment, dangers of collision', International Affairs, vol. 85, no. 4, 2009, pp. 191-214.
a-p_review_cover.jpg 'Japan's military modernisation: a quiet Japan-China arms race and global power projection', Asia-Pacific Review, vol. 16, no. 1, May 2009, pp. 84-99.
asian_survey.jpg '"Supersizing" the DPRK threat: Japan's Evolving Military Posture and North Korea', Asian Survey, vol. 49, no. 2, March/April 2009, 291-312.
pacific_review_cover.jpg 'Managing the MedUSA: comparing the political economy of US-Japan, US-UK, and US-Germany relations', The Pacific Review, vol. 20, no. 3, September 2007, pp. 257-271 (with Ellis S. Krauss and Verena Blechinger Talcott.
survival.jpg 'Japan's new security agenda', Survival: The IISS Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 2, Summer 2007, pp. 157-176 (with Ellis S. Krauss).
cambridge_review.jpg 'Not quite the "Great Britain of the Far East": Japan's security, the US-Japan alliance, and the "war on terror"', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 20, no. 2, June 2007, pp. 325-338.
asiapolicy2_c1.jpg North Korea’s nuclear weapons: implications for the nuclear ambitions of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan’, Asia Policy, vol. 2, no. 1, January 2007, pp 105-123.
pacific_affairs.gif The political economy of Japanese sanctions towards North Korea: domestic coalitions and international systemic pressures’, Pacific Affairs, vol. 79. no. 3, Fall 2006, pp. 455-481.
orbis_cover.gif 'Why Japan Could Revise Its Constitution and What It Would Mean for Japanese Security Policy', Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, vol. 50, no. 4, Fall 2006, pp. 724-744.
AJIA.jpg Japan’s security policy, the US Japan alliance, and the ‘war on terror’: incrementalism confirmed or radical leap’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 58, no. 4, December 2004, pp. 427 445.
a-p_review_cover.jpg Japan-North Korea relations from the North-South summit to the Koizumi-Kim Summit’, Asia-Pacific Review vol. 9, no. 2, November 2002, pp. 61-78.
cambridge_review.jpg Reflections on globalisation, security and 9/11’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 15, no. 3, October 2002, pp. 421-434. (Reprinted in Marina Della Giusta, Uma S. Kambhampati, and Robert Wade (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Globalization, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2006)
ejeas_cover.jpg Japan and the East Asian Financial Crisis: Patterns, Motivations and Instrumentalisation of Japanese Regional Economic Diplomacy’, with G. Hook, J. Gilson, and H. Dobson, European Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2002, pp. 177-198.
haq_cover.png Japan’s changing structure of civilian control: Japan, civilian control and the “normal” state’, Harvard Asia Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2, Autumn 2002, pp. 22-27.
secdia.gif 'Conceptualising the globalisation security nexus in the Asia Pacific', Security Dialogue, vol. 32, no. 4, December 2001, pp. 407 21.
korean_journal_of_defense_analysis.gif 'Japan’s strategy-less North Korean strategy: shifting policies of containment and engagement and implications for US-Japan-South Korea security co-operation', Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, vol. 12, no. 2, Winter 2000, pp. 153-181.
RIPE.jpg 'Japanese policy and the East Asian currency crisis: abject defeat or quiet victory?', Review of International Political Economy vol. 7, no. 2, 2000, pp. 219-253.
PR.jpg 'Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo, the changing nature of terrorism, and the post Cold War security agenda’, Pacifica Review: Peace Security and Global Change, vol. 10, no. 1, February 1998, pp. 39 60.
pacific_review_cover.jpg Japanese policy and the North Korean ‘soft landing’, The Pacific Review, vol. 11, no. 3, 1998, pp. 389-415.
pacific_review_cover.jpg Japan’s subregional and defence linkages with ASEANs, South Korea and China in the 1990s’, The Pacific Review, vol. 9, no. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 229-50.
survival.jpg The North Korean nuclear crisis and Japanese security’, Survival: The IISS Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 79-103.

Selected Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Battle Lines

'European University Institute policy brief on UK-Japan Strategic Convergence Post-Brexit', by Christopher W. Hughes published September 2021

Battle Lines

'From Abe to Outer Space, Can Japan’s Military Techno-Nationalism Survive?’, by Christopher W. Hughes
Global Asia Vol. 14, No. 1, March 2019

Battle Lines

'Japan's foreign and security policy under the Abe Doctrine’, by Christopher W. Hughes
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Japan Focus, Volume 13, Issue 30, Number 4, Article ID 4832, Jul 27, 2015

JISS 'Japan as civilian power, soft power, or normal military power', Journal for International and Strategic Studies, N4 Special Issue: Japan, Spring 2011, pp. 14-19.