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Alessio Patalano

Dr. Patalano is Senior Lecturer in War Studies in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and specialises in Japanese naval history and strategy and contemporary maritime issues in East Asia. He is the Director of the Asian Security & Warfare Research Group and Research Associate at the King’s China Institute. Since 2006, he has been Visiting Lecturer in Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice. In Japan, he was a Visiting Scholar at Aoyama Gakuin University and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), both in Tokyo, and is currently Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan. He was nominated for the Excellence of Teaching Award, King’s College London, for two consecutive times during the academic years 2009-10, and 2010-11. Areas of interests include: Japanese Defence and Military Policy Japanese Naval and Military History Sea power and Maritime Strategy Security Issues in East Asia War Memory and Representation of Imperial Traditions in Post-war Japan Italian Post-war Naval History

AUKUS and the maritime foundations of national security in Europe and the Indo-Pacific


The signing of AUKUS a little more than a year ago divided international opinion. Much of the criticism about the...