• Stephen Nagy
    Geopolitical risk analyst/ commentator.
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Stephen Nagy is originally from Calgary, Canada. He is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University based in Tokyo. Concurrently, he is a distinguished fellow with Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation and was appointed China expert with Canada’s China Research Partnership. He also holds fellowship positions with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). Concurrently, Stephen is a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo. He was selected for the 2018 CSIS AILA Leadership Fellowship in Washington.

He was an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from December 2009 to January 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from Waseda University, Japan, in international relations in 2008. His recent funded research project is "Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating Changes in Japanese Business’ Trade and Investment Strategy in China." Currently, he is conducting a long-term research project entitled "Perceptions and Drivers of Chinese Views on Japanese and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Region" funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and participating in a book project called Chinese International Relations Theory: As Emerging from Practice and Policy. He has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals such as China Perspectives, East Asia, the Journal of Asian Politics and History, Strategic Analysis, and the International Studies Review on topics related to trade, nationalism, Japanese maritime security policy, and China-Japan relations. He has also published in think-tank and commercial outlets such as the China Economic Quarterly on trade and political risk. In addition to writing in both Japanese and English in media and policy outlets such as Nikkei Shinbun, Kyodo News, The New York Times, Diamond OnLine, South China Morning Post, The Japan Times, The National, East Asian Forum and Asia & the Pacific Policy Forum on issues facing the region, Stephen also regularly appears on ABC (Australia), BBC, CNBC (U.S./Asia), Channel News Asia, Here and Now, NPR (U.S.), and Al Jazeera for television and radio interviews related to politics and international relations in East Asia.








  • Work History
  • Worked at China Research Partnership (Company)
    From 2018-03-01 until Now

    China Expert - The China Research Partnership is a Collaboration Between Six Canadian Institutions Dedicated to the Study of China. The Goal of this Website is to Aggregate and Share Canadian Research, News, Activities, and Other Resources on China.

  • Worked at Canadian Global Affairs Institute (Company)
    From until Now

    Fellow - The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is Canada’s most credible source of expertise on global affairs. The work of our researchers, fellows and advisors sparks impassioned nation-wide discussions and debates that are designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in 2000 and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity, which comments repeatedly in the media and publishes extensively on defence, diplomacy, trade, resources, and development.

  • Worked at Japan Institute for International Affairs (Company)
    From 2018-09-01 until Now

    Visiting Fellow -

  • Worked at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Company)
    From 2017-12-01 until Now

    Distinguished Fellow - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians' general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence. A leader in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over thirty years, the Foundation is well known for its annual national opinion polls of Canadian attitudes regarding relations with Asia, including Asian foreign investment in Canada and Canada's trade with Asia. The Foundation places an emphasis on China, India, Japan and South Korea while also developing expertise in emerging markets in the region, particularly economies within ASEAN.

  • Worked at International Christian University (Company)
    From until Now

    Senior Associate Professor -

  • Worked at International Christian University, Tokyo (Company)
    From 2014-09-01 until Now

    Senior Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies -

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