Takuya Matsuda is a Project Researcher at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo working on international security affairs. His research focuses primarily on alliance politics, great power relations, international relations theory, and U.S. grand strategy. Takuya was formerly a visiting scholar at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University and a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center. His work on international security affairs has been published both in scholarly and policy outlets such as the Australian Journal of International Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, and the Diplomat. Takuya holds a Ph.D. from the War Studies Department at King’s College London, a M.A. from Johns Hopkin University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and B.A, from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.