Lionel Fatton

Lionel Fatton is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva, where he teaches research methods and Asian area studies. He is also a Research Collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer (Meiji University, Tokyo).

His research interests include theoretical approaches to civil-military relations and arms control, neoclassical realism, Japan’s defense policy and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia. He is currently working on a book titled “Japan’s Armed Forces and the US Policy vis-à-vis Asia: Moving toward a New Posture?” to be published later in 2017.

Lionel Fatton received two MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and Waseda University in Tokyo, and a PhD in Political Science, specialization International Relations, from Sciences Po Paris. He has also been the Foreign Correspondent to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva of the Japanese news agency Kyodo News since 2011.