Daisuke Minami

1957 E St NW Suite 503T1

Major- International Relations

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. My research agenda explores the effect of state identity on foreign policy, as well as the security dynamics in East Asia. Currently, I am focusing on the concept of ontological security (i.e., security of self-identity), analyzing how ontological security drives the memory politics surrounding WWII history between victim and perpetrator states, and how conflict over ontological security affects interstate security competition. My other research looks at hegemony by invitation, Japan's identity and security policy, and the global indigenous peoples' movements.

I also work as a research assistant for The Rising Powers Initiative (RPI) at The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, where I contribute bi-weekly Policy Alertsblog posts, and other policy publications. The RPI utilizes an identity-based approach to analyze the foreign policies of rising powers (China, India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea) in energy, maritime security, and nuclear proliferation.