Yoko Hirose, Ph.D, is Professor at Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan.
She graduated from the Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management in 1995, received her M. A. in Law at Tokyo University in 1997, and left the Graduate School of Law and Politics (Ph.D Course), the University of Tokyo with all credit in 2002.
She conducted research in Azerbaijan as an Akino Memorial Fellow of United Nations University from 2000 to 2001 and continues to research international politics over the former USSR.
She has published numerous articles and books concerning conflicts, politics, and international relations of the former USSR. One of her book “The Caucasus: The Cross Road of the International Politics, Shueisya, 2008 (in Japanese) was awarded a Special Award – or 21st Asia-Pacific Award – in 2009.
She is also occupies positions such as Special Researcher at Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University, Visiting Scholar at Harriman Institute, Columbia University (2013-2014), Visiting Researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki in Finland (2017-2018), and Visiting Scholar at CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) for Japan strategic project (2018). From 2018, she is also engaging as the advisor for National Security Agency of Japanese government.