First name:Kenta Family name:AOKI
Afghanistan, Iran, intelligence analysis
Research Fellow, Middle East Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan (Jul 2019 - Today)
Lecturer, Global Collaboration Center, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan (Apr 2015 - Jun 2019)
Second Secretary, The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan (Dec 2011 - Jun 2013)
Analyst, Second Division, Intelligence Analysis Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Tokyo, Japan (Jun 2013 - Mar 2015)
DIAG Coordinator, National Area Based Development Program (NABDP, UNDP), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011)
B.A. in Sociology, Faculty of Literature, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (Apr 1997 - Mar 2001)
M.A. in Peace Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom (Oct 2004 - Dec 2005)
"Afghan Local Police and Statebuilding", Hybrid Statebuilding: Bridging Liberal Internationalizm and Local Ownership, Nakanishiya Shuppan, Feb 2019.
"The Peace Process in Afghanistan after the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops", Diplomacy, Vol.54, Mar 2019, pp.76-81.
"2018 Wolesi Jirga Election in Afghanistan and the Prospects for the Political Process", Report on Afghan Affairs, JETRO Institute of Developing Economics, Mar 2019, pp.9-13.
"The Development of Chabahar Port and the Regional Order Building in the "Indo-Pacific"", The Journal of International Security, Vol.46(3), Dec 2018, pp.94-112.
"Peace Talks between Taliban and the Afghan Government: Repercussions of Mullah Omar's Death", Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.2(524), Sep 2015, pp.95-106.