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Dr John Hemmings

Dr John Hemmings

Director of the Asia Studies Centre

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Dr John Hemmings is director of the Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a transatlantic think tank based in London. Prior to his graduate work, Dr. Hemmings was a research assistant at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Whitehall from 2007 to 2011. During that time, he worked on northeast Asia security issues, including the U.S.-Japan alliance, regional security, and North Korea. In 2012, Dr Hemmings carried out a research project in Kabul and Parwan Province on South Korea’s contributions to security in Afghanistan. The completed research was included as a chapter in a book for the Council of Foreign Relations.

Dr. Hemmings has given briefings to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to US Forces Korea, to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK, and taken part in future challenges workshops at the Cabinet Office. He has authored a number of book chapters, academic journals, and newspaper articles commenting on Asia, contributing to the Telegraph, the Diplomat, the lowy Interpreter, and the National Interest.

Media Experience: Extensive; John regularly appears in international media outlets, including the BBC, Sky News, Fox, Monocle, and Al Jazeera.

Expertise: East Asia, Japan, Korea, China, India, and their relations with the West.

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Expertise: Extensive; John has appeared regularly on the BBC, Channel 4, Monocle24, and Al Jazeera.