John Hemmings is director of the Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a transatlantic think tank based in London. Prior to his graduate work, Hemmings was a research assistant at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Whitehall from 2007 to 2011. During that time, he worked on northeast Asia security issues, including the U.S.-Japan alliance, regional security, and North Korea. In 2012, Dr Hemmings carried out a research project in Kabul and Parwan Province on South Korea’s contributions to security in Afghanistan. The completed research was included as a chapter in a book for the Council of Foreign Relations.