Dr. Lionel Fatton
Dr. Lionel P. Fatton is a Swiss journalist working for the Japanese News Agency Kyodo.
He is specialized in:
- Conflicts, humanitarian issues and human rights.
- Coverage of the U.N. Geneva and specialized agencies.
- International relations and security, neoclassical realism.
- Military affairs and civil-military relations.
- International and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Japan-US relations, Japan’s defense policy.
In addition to his work for Kyodo News, he is also assistant professor at the Webster University, Dept. of International Relations, Geneva, and fellow of:
During his career he received several awards and qualifications:
- Qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences, science
- politique (senior lecturer/associate professor qualification in political science), Conseil national des universités, France.
- First Class Honors (Ph.D. thesis), Sciences Po Paris.
- Quarter Award, Column Contest 2012, Global Voices from Japan.
- Certificate of Merit (academic record), Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan.
- Dean’s List Nomination, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan.
He is the author of several publications, among others:
- Japan’s Awakening: Moving Toward an Autonomous Security Policy”
- Understanding Preventive Wars: Lessons from Pearl Harbor.
- Japan’s Armed Forces and the U.S. Policy vis-à-vis Asia: Moving toward a New Posture?.
In addition to many articles in: The Japan Times, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Nagasaki Shimbun, Kōchi Shimbun, Chūgoku Shimbun, Saga Shimbun, Kyodo News, The Korea Times, Bangkok Post, Le Temps and Le Monde.