Dr. John Hemmings is a returning professor at the College of Security Studies at DKI-APCSS, having previously worked here from 2019 to 2022. He specializes in US alliances and strategic competition, with a particular focus on Indo-Pacific Strategies, the US-Japan Alliance, AUKUS, the FVEY, the Quad, and other minilaterals.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Hemmings led research programs on the Indo-Pacific at the Pacific Forum, Henry Jackson Society, and RUSI in London. He has given evidence to two separate Parliamentary UK Defence Committee inquiries on the Indo-Pacific and provided bespoke briefings across Whitehall. He is a James Cooke Fellow at the Council on Geostrategy and an adjunct fellow in the Japan Chair at CSIS in Washington, DC.

He holds associate fellowships with Pacific Forum, CSIS, and the Council on Geostrategy. His commentary has been featured on international media, such as the BBC, Sky News, and the Financial Times, and he is a regular op-ed writer for the Telegraph newspaper. His research has been published in various policy and academic journals. He gained his PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics in 2017.

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