Dr Alessio Patalano is is Reader in East Asian Warfare & Security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and Visiting Fellow at the Japan Maritime Staff and Command College, Tokyo and Temple University Japan. He is the Director of the King’s Japan Programme, and he specialises in Japanese naval history and strategy, maritime issues in East Asia, and Sino-Japanese maritime relations in the East and South China Seas. His latest monograph titled Post-war Japan as a Seapower: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy was published by Bloomsbury in 2015 (Paperback in 2016). Dr Patalano has published in a variety of academic and professional journals and regularly comments on East Asian affairs on Radio Monocle 24, BBC World, SKY News, Al Jazeera, and France 24.
Download Publication Online Reader On Friday 28 August 2020 Japan’s longest serving Prime Minster, Shinzo Abe, announced that due to deteriorating health conditions he had to step down. During his tenure, Abe arguably conducted the most significant strategic reset of Japanese foreign and security policy since the 1950s. This paper reviews how Abe brought about such changes and why these matter to the UK. Experts have already started to examine […]
The balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region is changing. How should the UK respond?
The UK should develop an Indo-Pacific strategy based on shaping security in the region, with a forward presence centred on a flexible, scalable, sustainable force.