Lully Miura, is Lecturer at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) of the University of Tokyo. She graduated from the University of Tokyo and the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), and earned her PhD from the Graduate School for Law and Politics of the University of Tokyo. Miura was a researcher of PARI, the University of Tokyo until 2013. Her work has primarily been in International Politics and Comparative Politics covering both theoretical and policy research focusing on broadly defined security issues. Miura is an author of Civilian’s War: On the Origins of Aggressive Democracies (Civilian-no Senso) Iwanami, 2012, and her new book is Understanding Contemporary Japanese Politics and Diplomacy (Nihon-ni Zetsubou-shiteiru hito-no-tameno Seiji Nyumon) Bungei Shunju Publishers 2015.