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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.


Naosuke Mukoyama is a Research Fellow at Wolfson College and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). He examines questions regarding state formation, politics of natural resources, territory and borders, and colonial legacies from historical and comparative perspectives, primarily focusing on the Middle East and East/Southeast Asia. His first book project investigates the historical relationship between natural resources, especially oil, and the creation of new states through decolonization. He received his DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford after receiving undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Tokyo.