Sayuri Romei is a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the RAND Corporation, specializing in security issues in the Indo-Pacific, U.S.-Japan relations, Japan’s nonnuclear policy and U.S. extended nuclear deterrence. Prior to RAND, she was a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center, the fellow for security and foreign affairs at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and a MacArthur nuclear security fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her doctoral work focuses on Japan’s nuclear hedging posture and examines how the country started and maintained such a stance throughout the postwar era. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Kyodo News, The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, among others, and she has appeared on BBC World News, PBS NewsHour, NK News, and the National Journal to comment on security issues in East Asia. Romei is part of the 2020 class of the Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre and speaks Japanese, Italian, and French. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Roma Tre University, an M.A. in international relations, a B.A. in English literature from Sorbonne University, and a B.A. in international relations from the University of Roma La Sapienza.