Michael J. GREEN is Senior Fellow for Asian Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also acting director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Before joining the Council’s Washington Office in August of 1997, Dr. Green was a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a special advisor to the Office of Asia Pacific Affairs in the Pentagon. He was also visiting assistant professor at SAIS (1993-94), associate executive director of the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute (1992-93), and special assistant to a member of the Japanese Diet (1987-89). Dr. Green has been a research associate with the MIT-Japan Program. He received his M.A. from SAIS in 1987 and his Ph.D. in 1994. He received his B.A. in History with Highest Honors from Kenyon College in 1983. He also studied at Tokyo University as a Fulbright Fellow from 1987-1988.
Dr. Green’s most recent books and monographs include: Arming Japan: Defense Production, Alliance Politics and the Postwar Search for Autonomy (Columbia University Press, 1995); State of the Field Report: Research on Japanese Security Policy (National Bureau of Asian Research, 1998); The U.S. -Japan Security Alliance in the Twenty-first Century (co-authored, Council on Foreign Relations, 1997); and The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Past, Present, and Future (Council on Foreign Relations, 1999). He was project director for the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force report, Managing Change on the Korean Peninsula (May 1998), and has written journal articles and book chapters on U.S. foreign policy in Asia, Korean security, and U.S.-Japan relations.