NDA

LAW, SECURITY AND MILITARY OPERATIONS

Center for Global Security

Outline of Research

Our goal is to utilize a multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach to develop and refine a range of rules to minimize collateral damage from military operations. In doing so, we intend to formulate policies and practices on global security issues which contribute to the enhancement of the rule of law in international society.

To this end, we have launched a new project entitled 'International Law as the Common Language of Diplomacy: What Should We Do with the Cognitive Gaps on the Use of Force and Self-Defense in the Japan-US Alliance?'. This endeavor is subsidized by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

The overall question of the project is as follows: Can international law be a 'common language' for the operation of the Japan-US Alliance?

In this project we examine the extent to which international law as a normative framework is actually employed in both domestic and international levels of the Japan-US alliance relationship. We especially focus on the gap between the two countries on the notion of 'use of force' and the scope of the right of self-defense.

Research Director Profile

NameMasahiro KUROSAKI
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NDA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Security Studies, NDA
SpecialtyInternational Law

Research Member Profile

NameTaku ISHIKAWA
Professor, Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NDA
Professor, Graduate School of Security Studies, NDA
SpecialtyInternational Politics, National Security Theory, American Diplomacy
NameTakako HIKOTANI
Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NDA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Security Studies, NDA
SpecialtyPolitical Science, Politico-Military Relations, National Security
NameYurika ISHII
Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NDA
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Security Studies, NDA
SpecialtyInternational Public Law, Law of the Sea, International Criminal Law
NameKazuto SUZUKI
Professor, Hokkaido University Public Policy School
SpecialtyInternational Relations (Science and Technology, Industrial Policy and Regulations of European Union)
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