Department of International Relations & Graduate School of Security Studies,
National Defense Academy of Japan
International Relations in South Asia
Toru Ito has been teaching at the National Defense Academy (NDA) since 2009 after serving a researcher at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi and Associate Professor at Shimane University. He is an expert on security and international relations in South Asia, with a focus on Indian foreign policy. He finished his doctoral course in political science at Chuo University in Tokyo.
His recent English-language works include “Modi’s Principle and Reality of ‘SAGAR’ in the Indo-Pacific Region,” NDA Global Security Seminar Series No.4 (March 2020) and “The ‘Modi diplomacy’ in the History of Indian Diplomacy: Departure from or maintenance of the traditional diplomacy?” Security Studies Vol.01, No.2 (April 2019).
List of publications
- 2023.05.29 The Meaning of the Meeting of Kishida and Modi: Developments and Issues in Collaboration between Japan and India as the Holders of the G7 Presidency and the G20 Presidency
- 2023.02.27 India has Started to Emphasize the “Global South”
- 2022.12.27 India’s Unchanging Position toward the War in Ukraine
- 2022.07.28 India has drawn the Quad back to economic partnerships countervailing China: its diplomatic successes and issues going forward
- 2022.06.07 After Ukraine Invasion, India Struggles to Define Relations with ‘Special Partner’ Russia
- 2020.09.29 India at a Crossroads – Combatting the Coronavirus and the Chinese Offensive