Takuya Matsuda is a PhD. candidate in War Studies at King’s College London, specializing in great power relations, alliance politics, U.S. grand strategy and security affairs in the Indo-Pacific. Takuya’s work has been published by the Australian Journal of International Affairs, as well as by policy outlets such as the War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, the Diplomat and the Asan Forum. He received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and his B.A. from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.