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Adam P. Liff is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings. He is also an associate professor of East Asian international relations at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where he teaches on regional politics and foreign relations and directs the 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative. An expert on Asia-Pacific security affairs, Liff’s current research focuses on Japanese foreign policy, the U.S.-Japan alliance, Taiwan, and the rise of China and its regional impact. He holds a doctorate and master's from Princeton University, and a bachelor's from Stanford University.

Liff’s past research affiliations include the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, Peking University’s School of International Studies, the Princeton-Harvard China & the World Program, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, Waseda University, and the Wilson Center.

Liff’s public-facing and policy-oriented research has appeared in various online venues, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Asahi Shimbun, and The Washington Post. His scholarly research has been published in leading academic journals, including Asia Policy, Asian Survey, The China Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, International Security, Journal of Japanese Studies, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Japanese Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Texas National Security Review, The Washington Quarterly, and the Washington University Global Studies Law Review.

Affiliations:
Harvard University, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, associate-in-research
Harvard University, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, associate-in-research
Indiana University, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (EALC Department), associate professor
Woodrow Wilson Center, Wilson China Fellow

Adam P. Liff is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings. He is also an associate professor of East Asian international relations at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where he teaches on regional politics and foreign relations and directs the 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative. An expert on Asia-Pacific security affairs, Liff’s current research focuses on Japanese foreign policy, the U.S.-Japan alliance, Taiwan, and the rise of China and its regional impact. He holds a doctorate and master’s from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s from Stanford University.

Liff’s past research affiliations include the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, Peking University’s School of International Studies, the Princeton-Harvard China & the World Program, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, Waseda University, and the Wilson Center.

Liff’s public-facing and policy-oriented research has appeared in various online venues, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Asahi Shimbun, and The Washington Post. His scholarly research has been published in leading academic journals, including Asia Policy, Asian Survey, The China Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, International Security, Journal of Japanese Studies, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Japanese Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Texas National Security Review, The Washington Quarterly, and the Washington University Global Studies Law Review.

Affiliations:
Harvard University, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, associate-in-research
Harvard University, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, associate-in-research
Indiana University, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (EALC Department), associate professor
Woodrow Wilson Center, Wilson China Fellow

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