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Satoru Nagao

Visiting Fellow

Dr. Satoru Nagao is Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute. His research area is US-Japan-India security cooperation. Dr. Nagao was awarded his PhD by Gakushuin University in 2011 for his thesis titled “India’s Military Strategy”, the first such research thesis on this topic in Japan. Gakushuin University is a premier institute from which members of the Japanese Imperial Family have also graduated.


He is also Research Fellow at Institute for Future Engineering (strategy, defense policy), Visiting Research Fellow at Research Institute for Oriental Cultures in Gakushuin University, Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Associate at Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies, Research Fellow at Security and Strategy Research Institute for Japan, Senior Fellow at Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, Senior Research Fellow of Indian Military Review.


He was Visiting Scholar at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, in Washington D.C. Furthermore, he was Research Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation and the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo, was a post-doctoral fellow at the Research Institute for Oriental Cultures at Gakushuin University, and was teaching at Gakushuin University, Aoyama-Gakuin University and Komazawa University as Lecturer. He was also Security Analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), a First Lieutenant of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces (Japanese Army).


Dr. Nagao has authored numerous books and articles on security issues, and he also writes for a column “Age of Japan-India ‘Alliance’ ” at Nikkei Business, the journal of one of Japan’s leading newspapers.

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Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries

Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries

Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

Europe's Expanding Role in the Indo-Pacific

Europe's Expanding Role in the Indo-Pacific

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Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about Japanese aircraft carriers in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about China’s military investments in the Arctic.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about the QUAD alliance.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in The Epoch Times about China’s plans to divert two trans-Himalayan rivers from India.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in The Straits Times about Japan’s new Defense Chief, Nobuo Kishi.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about Taiwan’s military defense strategy.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in The Epoch Times about military tensions at the India-China border.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in The Epoch Times about the need to develop a global supply chain alternative to the Chinese supply chain in order to avoid potential damage to economic development in the Indo-Pacific.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Ceylon Today about U.S. actions against Chinese companies and how they could impact the BRI.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Tuoi Tre about China’s missile capabilities.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation and the way it could impact the QUAD alliance.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s bombers in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about U.S. military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about the presence of U.S. bombers in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Australia’s moves to oppose China in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Australia’s security cooperation with the U.S. in the Indo-Pacific.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about U.S. missile strategy against Chinese warships.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s plans to conduct military exercises in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about the U.S.-Australia response to China’s moves in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about Chinese military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about China’s offensive capability against US warships being deployed in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about China’s military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about the risk of military clashes in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about China’s military exercises and the importance of the Quad countries.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about new U.S. moves towards the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about U.S. policy in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s military activity.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in The Kashmir Walla about Chinese military incursions in Ladakh.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about US-Japan efforts against China.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in _Thanh Nien about China’s naval forces.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Chinese military movement on the Indo-China border.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about tensions on the Indo-China border.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Tuoi Tre about China’s presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was published in the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement about US-China tensions in the post-COVID era.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about the evolution of the Quadrilateral security cooperation.

Patrick Cronin and Satoru Nagao were quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s attempts at regional dominance in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was mentioned in Thanh Nien about the U.S. calling for UN opposition to China in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about nuclear risks in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Sankei Shinbun about China’s recent displays of military power.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about U.S. moves to deter China’s actions in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Chinese military presence in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about China’s air development program.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about Chinese actions in the South China Sea.

Satoru Nagao was quoted in Thanh Nien about military threats in the South China Sea.