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Eric Y. Shibuya, Ph.D., CSC

Dr. Eric Shibuya is Professor of Strategic Studies and current Security Studies Department Head, Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia. He joined Marine Corps University in February 2007. He was previously at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu from 2000-2006, where among other duties he served as Program Director for the Junior Executive Course (now known as the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course) and cofounded the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course. Dr. Shibuya has traveled extensively through Asia and the Pacific, and also has been part of Transnational Security Education teams in Kenya and Kosovo. He has been adjunct faculty for the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Center for Asymmetric Warfare, and Joint Special Operations University.   

He is the author of Demobilizing Irregular Forces (Polity, 2012). Other publications include “Anticipating and Understanding the Rebalance: Exercise Nine Innings, USMC Command and Staff College,” (with LtCol Micheal Russ, USMC), MCU Journal vol 8, no.1, Spring 2017,  “The Rebalance as Retcon,” (with Benjamin H. Jensen) in Origins and Evolution of the US Rebalance Toward Asia (Hugo Meijer, editor), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, July 2015, and “Still Missing in the Rebalance? The United States and the Pacific Island Countries,” in Regionalism, Security and Cooperation in Oceania (Rouben Azizian and Carleton Cramer, editors), Honolulu: Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, June 2015.   

Dr. Shibuya holds degrees from the University of Hawaii, University of Oklahoma, and Colorado State University. He is a 1999 Fulbright Fellow and was based in the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University; Canberra. 

Selected Publications 

“Anticipating and Understanding the Rebalance: Exercise Nine Innings, USMC Command and Staff College,” (with LtCol Micheal Russ) MCU Journal (Spring 2017: 9-20) 

“The Military Rebalance as Retcon,” (with Benjamin H. Jensen) in Origins and Evolution of the US Rebalance Toward Asia (Hugo Meijer, editor), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, July 2015.

“Still Missing in the Rebalance? The United States and the Pacific Island Countries,” in Regionalism, Security and Cooperation in Oceania (Rouben Azizian and Carleton Cramer, editors), Honolulu: Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, June 2015.

“The U.S. Rebalance, China’s Reaction, and the Pacific Islands: What the Grass Can Teach the Elephants,” (with Benjamin H. Jensen), Banyan Analytics Brief Featured Analysis http://www.anser.org/The_US_Rebalance-Chinas_Reaction-and_the_Pacific_Is..., July 16, 2014

“Beijing Building Influence, Shelving Competition in the South Pacific,” China Brief vol.12, issue 20, October 19, 2012, Jamestown Foundation 

Demobilizing Irregular Forces, (Polity, 2012)

“The Kyoto Protocol from Formulation to Ratification: Japan’s Role in International Climate Negotiations,” in Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy (Yoichiro Sato and Kimie Hara, Editors), New York: Palgrave, 2008

“The Struggle Against Violent Right-Wing Extremist Groups in the United States,” in Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century, (vol. 3: Lessons from the Fight Against Terrorism) (James Forest, Editor), Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007