2022.02.14 (Mon.)


ROLES-IGSDA Joint Webinar #2: The Eastern Question Redux? Turkey's Position Between NATO and Russia

ROLES-IGSDA Joint Webinar
“Eastern Question Redux? Turkey’s Position Between NATO and Russia” 
Date: February 14, 2022, 15:30-17:00 (Japan Time) 
Venue: Zoom Webinar (registration required)

MG (Rtd) Dr. Sayed Ghoneim, Senior Strategist and Chairman, Institute of Global Security and Defense Affairs (IGSDA)
Dr. Masaki Mizobuchi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University
Dr. Kohei Imai, Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST, the University of Tokyo and Chair of the ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies)

Speakers’ Bio

MG (Rtd) Dr. Sayed Ghoneim is Senior Strategist and Chairman of the Institute of Global Security and Defense Affairs (IGSDA). He is a Fellow at the Nasser’s Higher Military Academy in Egypt. He is also a senior member of the Advisory Board of “Program of Master of Security Studies and Information Analysis” at American University in The Emirates (AUE). His publication includes “Fingers Are On The Triggers” which was published in 2021 in Arabic and English. 


Dr. Masaki Mizobuchi received his doctorate in Area Studies from Sophia University in 2011. He has been a researcher at the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), a Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a 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, and a professor at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. His research topics include the political, economic, and military/security issues in the Middle East, the U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, and Islamic political thought and movements.

Dr. Kohei Imai is Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies of the Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO). His publications include Contemporary Turkish Diplomacy for the Middle East Order: In Search for Peace and Stability (Minerva Shobo, 2015, in Japanese),  Contemporary History of Turkey (Chuokoronsha, 2017, in Japanese) and The Possibility and Limit of Liberal Middle Power Policies: Turkish Foreign Policy toward the Middle East during the AKP Period (2005–2011) (Lexington Books,2017).

This seminar is Part 2 of the ROLES-IGSDA Joint Seminar Series on “Drones and Cannons: Changing Balance of Power in and around the Middle East”