MASAKI MIZOBUCHI

Last Updated :2022/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
masamizohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Dr. Masaki Mizobuchi is an Associate Professor in Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, JAPAN. Before joining the Hiroshima University, he was a professor at NUCB Business School, Nagoya, JAPAN. Prior to this, he was an Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. He earned his PhD in Area Studies from Sophia University, Tokyo, JAPAN, in 2011. His current research interests include political and military/security issues in the Middle East, the U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, and Islamic political thought and movements.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2021/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2014/04/01, 2021/03/31, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business Administration, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
  • 2013/08/01, 2014/03/31, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy
  • 2012/04/01, 2013/07/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (PD)
  • 2011/07/01, 2012/03/31, institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia university, Joint research Fellow
  • 2010/12/01, 2011/07/01, Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), Research fellow
  • 2008/04/01, 2010/12/01, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (DC1)

Educational Backgrounds

  • Sophia University Graduate School of Global Studies Doctoral Program in Area Studies, 2008/04/01, 2011/03/31
  • Sophia University Graduate School of Global Studies Master's Program in Area Studies, 2006/04/01, 2008/03/31
  • Kobe University Faculty of Intercultural Studies Department of Communication Studies, 2002/04/01, 2006/03/31

Academic Degrees

  • Area Studies, Sophia University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;History;History of Asia and Africa
  • Social sciences;Politics;Politics
  • Social sciences;Politics;International relations

Research Keywords

  • Foreign Policy of the United States
  • Military Technology
  • Regional Order
  • International Political Economy
  • comparative politics
  • Security Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • International Relations

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
  • JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
  • Mediterranean Studies Association
  • The International Studies Association

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, An Interdisciplinary Survey on War and Peace
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Communication IB
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, World of Islam and the Middle East
  5. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, West Asian History
  6. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Middle East Politics and Islam I
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Middle East Politics and Islam II
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Religious and Political Society
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar in Religious and Political Society
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Modern Middle East Studies
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Ansar Allah (Houthis) and a Military Assessment of the Yemen War, Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 20220930
  2. US Middle East Policy: The RIse and Fall of the "Illiberal Hegemonic Order", Synodos, 20210620
  3. The Retreat from the Midddl East, The Arab, 5-7, 20210120
  4. Country Report 22. Lebanon, null, 18(11), 24-31, 20200320
  5. Strategic Asset or Political Burden? : US Military Bases and the Base Politics in Saudi Arabia, Journal of International Security, 47(3), 55-75, 20191220
  6. Declining U.S. Influence and Disruption of Regional Order, Wedge, 31(6), 39-41, 20190610
  7. Emerging Order in the Middle East after the Arab Uprising : What Comes after the Pax-American?, Middle Eastern studies, 2017(3), 22-37, 20180120
  8. The United States -- The Obama Administration's Policy Toward the Middle East Torn Between Ideals and Reality, Ajiken World Trend, 34-35, 20170115
  9. Idealism, Realism and Obama's Foreign Policy toward Syria, Middle Eastern studies, 2016(2), 51-63, 20160920
  10. A Linkage between Domestic and International Politics in a Battlefield : A Natural Experimental Approach to the Shift in Lebanese Political Attitudes, Leviathan, 110-131, 20160415
  11. A Nuclear Alarmism? The Possibility of the Islamic State Going Nuclear Weapon, Arena, 336-344, 20151120
  12. How to Evaluate the U.S. Military Operations against the "Islamic State", Middle Eastern studies, 2015(1), 75-89, 20150520
  13. Transition of the Middle East Regional Order in the Post-Cold War Era : A Geopolitical Analysis of American Hegemony, NUCB journal of economics and information science, 59(2), 217-245, 20150315
  14. Bombing the Invisible Targets : Israel's Airpower in the Second Lebanon War (2006) and the Gaza War (2008/09), International relations, 73-87, 20141115
  15. Why Does the Syrian Crisis Drag On? : Opposition Groups and the Geopolitics of Conflict, Journal of International Security, 41(4), 85-101, 20140315
  16. The Syrian Crisis and Lebanon in Turmoil : Escalating Power Politics, Social Break down and the Surge of Salafi-Jihadi, Middle Eastern Studies, 2013(1), 14-26, 20130620
  17. Experiences and Perceptions of the Lebanese toward Cross-Border Movement: Rethinking the Image of "New Phoenicians", Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 28(1), 35-58
  18. Arab Uprisings and the United States : Obama's Realism and the Geopolitical Changes in the Middle East, Middle Eastern studies, 2011(3), 41-52
  19. Book reviews: Aoyama Hiroyuki and Suechika Kota, Political structure of contemporary Syria and Lebanon, International relations, 164-166
  20. AOYAMA Hiroyuki and SUECHIKA Kota, Political Structure of Contemporary Syria and Lebanon, Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, 2009., 278pp., Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 25(2), 83-88
  21. Book reviews: Augustus Richard Norton. Hezbollah: A Short History, Kyoto bulletin of Islamic area studies, 2(1), 292-296
  22. The Myth of the “New Phoenicians”: Are Lebanese People Really Cosmopolitans?, Mediterranean Review, 6(1), 83-112
  23. Takaoka Yutaka, The Roles of Tribes in Contemporary Syrian Politics and Society: An Analysis of the Tribes in the Euphrates River Region and al-Jazeera Region, Tokyo:Sangen-sha, 2012, 282pp., Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 28(2), 199-203
  24. Book Reviews : IMAI Kohei : Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy toward the Middle East : Contributing to the Construction of the Regional Order, Journal of International Security, 44(1), 88-92
  25. Lebanon Hizbullah's "Resistance Society" : Between Resistance and Power Politics, AGLOS : journal of area-based global studies, 1, 33-53
  26. SUECHIKA Kota, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East: Resistance and Revolution of the Lebanon's Hizb Allah , International Relations, 2016(183), 183_134-183_137

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/03/18, Actors and Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict's Middle Phase: Between Contentious Politics, Militarization and Regime Resilience (St. Andrews Syrian Studies), How did Muhajiroun become Jihadists? Foreign Fighters and the Geopolitics of the Conflict in Syria, Routledge, Masaki Mizobuchi and Yutaka Takaoka
  2. 2020/11/26, Exploring Base Politics: How Host Countries Shape the Network of U.S. Overseas Bases (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics), Strategic Asset or Political Burden? U.S. Military Bases and Base Politics in Saudi Arabia, Routledge
  3. 2015/02/20, Roger Owen, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, 3rd. ed.

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Making the World Safe for Autocracy? Geopolitical Developments in the Middle East after U.S. Hegemony, Masaki Mizobuchi, Mediterranean Studies Association 24th Annual International Congress, 2022/05/26, Without Invitation, English, Mediterranean Studies Association, NOVA Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  2. The Military Situation in the Middle East after the Arab Spring, Masaki Mizobuchi, 2021/07/21, Without Invitation, Japanese
  3. U.S.-China Relations in the Middle East after the U.S. Hegemony, Masaki Mizobuchi, 2021/03/11, With Invitation, Japanese
  4. Strategic Asset or Political Burden? US Military Bases and the Base Politics in Saudi Arabia, Mizobuchi Masaki, International Studies Association, 2020 Annual Convention, 2020/03
  5. Trump and the Middl East: Is the United States Going Right Way?, Mizobuchi Masaki, Mediterranean Studies Association, 22nd Annual International Congress, 2019/06
  6. Who Wants Peace? The Geopolitical Dimension of the Conflict in Syria, Masaki Mizobuchi, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, Harvard 2014 Conference, 2014/02/15

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Roles of the Informal Actors in Reconstruction and/or Destruction of the State: Case Studies of the Arab East, 2018/04/01, 2023/03/31
  2. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Study on Competition and Interaction between Great Powers and Major Regional States in Regional Order Formation in the Middle East, 2018/04/01, 2021/03/31
  3. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Non-State Actors and Political Structure in the Middle East after "Arab Spring", 2015/04/01, 2018/03/31
  4. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), A Comparative Study of Dynamics and Attitudes of Arab Migrants-Refugees in Jordan and Sweden, 2014/04/01, 2017/03/31
  5. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up, "Hegemony" and "Resistance" in the Modern Middle East: A Geopolitical Analysis, 2014/08/29, 2016/03/31
  6. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, 2012, 2014/03/31
  7. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), The Research in Integrated Approaches on Attitudes and Dynamics of Palestinian Migration, 2011/04/01, 2014/03/31
  8. 2008/04, 2011/03