Author - Tsuneo "Nabe" Watanabe



Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Senior Fellow

Tsuneo "Nabe" Watanabe

Japan-US alliance, Security in Asia, Politics and diplomacy of Japan and the United States

Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe is a senior fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, an independent policy research organization in Tokyo. In October 2016, Watanabe joined the Sasakawa Peace Foundation after serving a senior fellow and a director of foreign & security policy research at the Tokyo Foundation in 2009 to 2016. He served a senior fellow at the Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute in Tokyo in 2005 to 2009. In 1995, Watanabe joined Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He served a visiting research scholar, research associate, fellow and senior fellow until 2005. He is currently adjunct fellow of the CSIS.

His publications include “Powers out of Control: Why the US, China & Russia are Threats to the World?” [co-authored with Daisuke Kondo in Japanese] (Kodansha, 2017), “Asia Pacific Countries and the US Rebalancing Strategy”[co-authored with David W.F. Huang] (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016), “NATO and Asia Pacific”[co-authored with Alexander Moens and Brooke A. Smith-Windsor](NATO Defense College, 2016), “NATO after the Cold War“[co-authored with Tomonori Yoshizaki in Japanese] (Minerva Shobou, 2012), “Are the US and China Trading Places in 2025: History Tells the Truth of the US-China Relations” [in Japanese] (PHP Research Institute, 2011). Watanabe received his D.D.S. from Tohoku University in Japan and his M.A. in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York.