MORI Satoru

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MORI Satoru
Hosei University
Faculty of Law, Department of Global Politics
Job title
Ph.D.(The University of Tokyo), LL.M.(Columbia University Law School), LL.M.(Kyoto University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1996
Oct 2001
Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Oct 2006
Mar 2008
Research Fellow, Center for Comparative Law and Politics, University of Tokyo
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Hosei University
Apr 2010
Professor, Faculty of Law, Hosei University
Jun 2013
Mar 2015
Visiting Fellow, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University


Apr 2002
Jul 2007
Graduate School, Division of Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Oct 2016
Oct 2018
Japan Association of International Relations  Committee on International Exchange
Jun 2016
Jun 2018
The Japanese Association of American Studies  Director for the Panel on U.S. Diplomatic and International History

Awards & Honors

Jul 2015
Nakasone Yasuhiro Incentive Award, Institute for International Policy Studies
Jun 2010
The Hiroshi Shimizu Award, The Japanese Association for American Studies
Awarded to The Vietnam War and Alliance Diplomacy: The Impact of British and French Peace Initiatives on U.S. Policy, 1964-1968, University of Tokyo Press, 2009.
Feb 2011
Sakuradakai Award, 財団法人 櫻田會

Published Papers

Washington's Shift to a Competitive Approach toward China: Causes and Consequences
Satoru Mori
日本国際政治学会2019年度研究大会・部会13報告論文      Oct 2019   [Invited]
U.S. Defense Innovation and Artificial Intelligence
Satoru Mori
Asia Pacific Review   25(2) 16-44   Dec 2018   [Invited]
The Pursuit of Defense Reform During the Obama Period: The Organizational Aspects of Defense Innovation
Satoru Mori
The Journal of International Security   45(1) 24-42   Jun 2017   [Invited]
Technology and Security: Autonomy in U.S. Defense Innovation
Satoru Mori
International Affairs   658 24-37   Jan 2017   [Invited]
The U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Japan-U.S. Alliance: Assessing Alternatives to the Obama Approach
Satoru Mori
The Annual Convention of Japan Association of International Relations / Japan-South Korea Joint Session      Oct 2016   [Invited]


中央公論   133(7) 100-109   Jun 2019   [Invited]
Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation in the Age of Defense Innovation: The Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Competition with China
Satoru Mori
CSIS Strategic Japan Working Paper      Apr 2018   [Invited]
トランプ政権の対外政策と日米関係   23-32   Mar 2018   [Invited]
U.S. Asia Strategy and China
Satoru Mori
希望の日米同盟ーアジア太平洋の海洋安全保障   39-91   Apr 2016   [Invited]
Countering Beijing's Unilateral Revisionist Actions in the East China Sea: The Case for a Restraint Compellence Approach
Masahiro Akiyama, Gordon C. Chang, Andrew S. Erickson, Kuen-Chen Fu, Wallace "Chip" Gregson, Michael McDevitt, Ely Ratner, Alan D. Romberg, Tsuneo Watanabe
Richard Pearson ed., East China Sea Tensions: Perspectives and Implications      Mar 2014

Books etc

Ironclad: Forging a New Future for America's Alliances
Michael J. Green et al. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 9 "The Promotion of Rules-based Order and the Japan-U.S. Alliance")
Rowman & Littlefield   Oct 2019   
U.S. Pacific Command and Asia: Security in the "Indo-Pacific"
Motohiro Tsuchiya ed. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 9 "Joint Operational Concept and the U.S. Pacific Command: The Development and Introduction of the Multi Domain Battle Concept")
Chikurashobo   Jul 2018   
China's Rise and Australia-Japan-US Relations: Primacy and Leadership in East Asia
Michael Heazle and Andrew O'Neil eds. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 6 "US Leadership in maritime Asia: a Japanese perspective on the rebalance and beyond")
Elgar   Jun 2018   
International Relations of Asia: Regional Order in Transition
Tamotsu Fukuda ed. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 3 "The United States and Asia: The Challenge of Forging an Inclusive Order")
Shunpusha   Mar 2018   
Nuclear Governance of the United States
Hideki Kan and Ryuhei Hatsuse eds. (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 1 "Nixon Administration's Defense Planning for Asia, 1969-1972: China's Nuclear Buildup and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella")
Koyoshobo   Nov 2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

Gaps in Japanese and American Perceptions of China Risks
Satoru Mori
Japan-US Workshop on China Risks and China Opportunities   22 Oct 2019   Carnegie Foundation for International Peace and Japan Forum for International Relation
日本国際政治学会・部会「東アジア国際関係の新展開—中国の台頭へのアメリカ、日本、フィリピンの対応」   20 Oct 2019   
トランプ政権の国防政策 [Invited]
日本国際問題研究所「トランプ政権の対外政策と日米関係」研究会   17 Oct 2019   日本国際問題研究所
China: Security Challenges for Japan and the United Kingdom [Invited]
Satoru Mori
UK-Japan 21st Century Group   7 Sep 2019   
Contemporary Trends in Game-Changing Technologies [Invited]
Satoru Mori
Workshop on Game-Changing Technologies and National Security   26 Jul 2019   National Chengchi University and Keio University

Research Grants & Projects

Advanced Technology and International Order: Technological Innovation and Shifts in Power, Authority and Ethics Among Nations
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Nobumasa Akiyama
Comparative Historical Analysis of Strategic Adjustments in U.S. Alliances: Threat Perceptions, Reassurance, and Burden-sharing
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Toshihiko Aono
Holistic and Comparative Analysis of Separatist Conflicts in the Slav-Eurasia
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Keiichi Kubo
International History of Detente and Globalization during the 1960s and the 1970s
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Satoru Mori
Holistic Analysis of Japan-U.S. Security, Nuclear Issues, and Asia during the Cold War
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Hideki Kan