Shoichi Itoh is a senior fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and an associated senior research fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. He has over 20 years of experience spearheading strategic research projects on U.S.-Japan relations and the international relations of Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific. He has also been involved in a variety of grassroots U.S.-Japan exchanges over the decades. He held visiting fellowships at the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program in 2010, the Brookings Institution’s Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies in 2009, and the Center for East Asian Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2006. He served at the Consulate-General of Japan in Khabarovsk as a political and economic attaché from 2000 to 2003. Additionally, he was a visiting professor at the Slavic and Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University from 2018 to 2020. His recent research interests include the new challenges of Sino-Russian relations for the West, the U.S.-Japan alliance’s roles for global energy security, and the West’s collaboration on the reconstruction of Ukraine’s economic infrastructure. He received a BA from the College of International Relations of the University of Tsukuba (Japan) and completed a General Course in the Department of Government of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds master's degrees from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London and the Graduate School of International Political Economy of the University of Tsukuba, where he completed PhD coursework (ABD).