Specialties: International politics and regional studies, focusing in depth on the former Soviet Union as her particular area of expertise.
Hirose Yoko is professor in the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University (2016 to present). Her previous posts include Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2001-02); Full-time Lecturer, Faculty of Policy Studies, Keio University (2002-05); Full-time Lecturer, Department of English for Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, Graduate School of Area Studies (2005-07) and Associate Professor (2007-08), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; Associate Professor, School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka Prefecture (2008-10); Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Keio University (2010-16).
From 2016 to the present, she has served on a number of government committees, including as an advisor to Japan’s National Security Secretariat (NSS) from 2018 to 2020.
She has been a United Nations University Akino Fellow in Azerbaijan (2000-01); a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, USA (2013-14); a visiting scholar at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland (2017-18); and a visiting scholar for the “Strategic Japan” project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA (2018).
She is the author of Crossroads of Caucasian International Relations (2008, Shueisha Shinsho), which won the 25th special prize for Asia-Pacific studies from the Asian Affairs Research Council of Japan, as well as numerous other books. Recently published works include Unrecognized States and the World without Hegemony (2014, NHK Books) and Hybrid Warfare: Russia’s New National Strategy (Kodansha Shinsho, 2021), and others.