About (日本語/中文)

Welcome to my personal research website.

I am Associate Professor of East Asian International Relations at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where I also serve as Founding Director of its 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative (“21JPSI”) and founding organizer of its “East Asia and the World” Speaker Series. Beyond IU, I am a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, as well as an Associate-in-Research at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

In August 2023, I will begin an extended leave-of-absence from IU to take up a faculty position as Visiting Chair in Japanese Politics & Foreign Policy at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. 

My research examines critical issues related to international security and contemporary foreign policy challenges in the Asia-Pacific—with a particular focus on the politics and ongoing evolution of Japan’s foreign (esp. security) policy and the U.S.-Japan alliance; Japan-U.S.-China relations; and U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy. My current research projects include analyses of the post-Abe evolution of Japan’s defense policy and the U.S.-Japan alliance; the past, present, and future of Japan-Taiwan relations; and Japan and other major U.S. treaty allies’ positions and evolving policies vis-a-vis Taiwan.

I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics from Princeton University, a postgraduate research certificate in International Politics from the University of Tokyo, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Psychology from Stanford University (with Distinctionwith Honors; and Phi Beta Kappa). In recognition of my research, teaching, and service contributions to Indiana University, in 2018 I was awarded the university’s campus-wide Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.

My interdisciplinary scholarship has been published in Asia Policy, Asian SurveyThe China Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, International Security, Japanese Journal of Political ScienceJapanese StudiesJournal of Contemporary China, Journal of Japanese Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Texas National Security ReviewThe Washington Quarterly, and Washington University Global Studies Law Review, and has been cited widely in global media, including in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Japan Times, Tokyo Shimbun and The Economist. I have published in a variety of public-facing outlets, including with leading non-partisan think tanks (Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, the Wilson Center). Additional publications include several book chapters in edited volumes and dozens of shorter analytical pieces in Foreign AffairsForeign Policy, the Asahi Shimbun, and other venues.

My past research affiliations include the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Japan Chair, the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, Waseda University’s Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Law and Politics, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Peking University’s School of International Studies, the Stanford Center at PKU, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

More information about my background, publications, fellowships, awards and honors, previous professional experience, etc. is available on my English-language CV (see link above).

Thank you for visiting my website.

Adam P. Liff

Bloomington, Indiana (USA)


現在、インディアナ大学世界と国際関係学院(Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies)准教授。また、ブルッキングス研究所(シニア・フェロー(ノンレジデント))







【アメリカ】戦略国際問題研究所(CSIS) アジア・日本部 非常勤研究員;プリンストン大学公共政策大学院 (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) プリンストン・ハーバード中国・国際関係研究プログラム (Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program)ポスドク・フェロー、ハーバード大学ケネディ・スクールベルファ・センター国際安全保障プログラム研究員、バージニア大学ミラー・センターナショナル・フェロー、ランド研究所サマー・アソシエイト。


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