Hiroshi Yamazoe
Senior Research Fellow of the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense, Japan. 

His research interests are mainly Russian security policy and international history in East Asia. His works include “The Prospects and Limits of the Russia-China Partnership,” RUFS Briefing (Swedish Defense Research Agency), No.32 (2015); “Three Level Factors of the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”, NIDS Briefing Memo (2015); “Russian advance to the East in the middle of 19th century” in Takashi Okamoto ed., Suzerainty and World History (2014); and “International Conventional Weapons Market and Russia” (2014). He obtained an MA in Russian Studies from School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London in 2005, and a Ph.D in Human and Environmental Studies from Kyoto University in 2008.