John Hemmings

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Japan Chair
Associated Programs: Japan Chair

John Hemmings is an adjunct fellow with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and an associate professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, where he works on U.S. alliances, Japan, and the Indo-Pacific concept. In addition to teaching and managing workshops with a range of regional militaries, his duties include briefing a number of U.S. government departments, including the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of State, and other agencies. Previously, Dr. Hemmings was the director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, and before that, a research assistant at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. His research has focused on Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and security in northeast Asia, and he briefed a number of UK government departments and agencies, including the Ministry of Defence, Department for International Trade, and Cabinet Office. In 2019, he was an expert witness in the House of Commons Defence Committee inquiry on East Asia. He has held a number of visiting fellowships, including the Handa Fellowship at Pacific Forum CSIS in 2012 and a visiting scholarship at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. Dr. Hemmings’s writings have appeared in the Telegraph, the National Interest, and the Lowy Interpreter, and he has made regular appearances on the BBC, Sky News, and Al Jazeera. His academic work has been published in peer review journals, including International Affairs, RUSI Journal, Pacific Forum’s Issues & Insights, Harvard Asia Quarterly, and International Politics Review. Dr. Hemmings has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, North Africa, and India.

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Email: jhemmings [at]