Research Fellow

First name:Takuya Family name:MURAKAMI

Professional Experiences

2011 - 2013: Researcher, Embassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman
2014 - current: Research Fellow, Middle East Institute of Japan, Tokyo


Ph.D. Candidate, J. F. Oberlin University, Japan
M.A. International Relations, J.F. Oberlin University, Japan (2009)
B.A. Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan (2007)


“Middle East: New Phase of Regional Conflict”, Institute of World Studies, Takushoku University (eds.), Yearbook Foreign Situation 2017, Souseisya, April 2017. (Japanese)

“Arabian Peninsula Countries: The Rise in Regional Order in the Middle East”, Masaki Matsuo, Tadashi Okanouchi and Takuro Kikkawa(eds.), New Order in the Middle East, Minervashobo, May 2016. (Japanese)

“New Aggressivism by the Gulf States: The Threat of Regime Change and Expansion of Counter-Terrorism Policy”, Takashi Kawakami(eds.), What is New War?, Minervashobo, January 2016. (Japanese)

“See Lane Security in the Middle East: Traffic Route Conflicts and Forthcoming Challenges”, Transportation and Economics, Vol.76, No.12, December 2016. (Japanese)

“Obama’s Non-Interventionism and the Gulf”, Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, No.527, September 2016. (Japanese)

“Spoilers of Iran Nuclear Deal”, Journal of World Affairs, Vol.64, No.9, September 2016. (Japanese)

“Regional Order in the Middle East after Easing Sanctions on Iran: Prospect of Confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran”, CISTEC Journal, No.163, May 2016. (Japanese)

“A Search for New Security Order in the Gulf: Militarization of GCC Security Policy and Development of Functional Cooperation,” Kokusai Anzenhosho [Journal of International Security], Vol. 43, No. 3, December 2015. (Japanese)

“Saudi-Iranian “Cold War”: Power Politics or Sectarian Conflict?” Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, No.523, May 2015. (Japanese)

“Discord of the GCC states for Development of Regional Security Cooperation,” Ajiken World Trends, No.224, Institute of Developing Economies, June 2014. (Japanese)

“Mediator Oman’s Foreign Policy towards Iran and the Future Prospects of the Gulf,” Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, No.518, October 2013.(Japanese)

“Development and End of the Protest in Oman in 2011: A Case of the De-Escalation of Conflict,” Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, No.513, February 2012. (Japanese)

“Security System in Kuwait: The History and the Present Situation”, Journal of International Studies, No.1, Department of International Studies in J.F. Oberlin University, March 2011. (Japanese)


“Regional Order in the Middle East after the Sanctions Relief for Iran: Prospects of the Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran”, Japan Association of International Security and Trade, the 21st Annual Conference, Kyoto, Japan, March 19, 2016. (Japanese)

"Stability of Monarchy in Oman: The Role of Royal Meet the People Tour in Oman’s Political System", The Basis of the Survival of the Arab Monarchies, Joint-workshop between the Rabat Social Studies Institute and the Institute of Developing Economies, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rabat, Morocco, November 19, 2015. (English)

"Oman's Foreign Policy in the Crisis; Neutralism, Alliance and Mediation Diplomacy", JAIR Annual Convention 2015, Sendai, Japan, October 31, 2015. (English)

“Cooperative Relationships among the Arab Gulf States against the Threat of Regime Change,” Academic Workshop in Kyoto: The Arab Gulf States: Authoritarian Regimes and Expatriate, Kyoto, Japan, September 19, 2014. (English)

“Non-Ideological Demonstration: Successes and Failures of the Movement and the Impact on the Political System in Oman,” World Congress for Middle East Studies, Ankara, Turkey, August 20, 2014. (English)

“A search for a security order after the Gulf War by the GCC states: Handling the external threats and the internal challenge,” The 30th Annual Meeting of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, Saitama, Japan, May 11, 2014. (Japanese)