The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan


Senior Researcher, JIME Center

Politics and Society of the Arab Gulf states、Domestic and Regional Security of the Gulf、International Migration Studies

2006-2011 Ph.D. in Area Studies, Kyoto University (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies), Kyoto, Japan
2001-2006 B.A. in International Relations, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
1. HORINUKI, Koji. 2015. “Qatar and FIFA 2022 World Cup: The Political Economy Risks of Corruption Scandal and Foreign Labor Issues”, JIME Middle East Analysis 14(4): 1-19. (in Japanese)
2. HORINUKI, Koji. 2014. “International Labor Mobility in the Gulf states”, in Hosoda Naomi ed. Migrant Workers in the Arab Gulf States: Growing Foreign Population and Their Lives. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten. pp. 36-63. (in Japanese)
3. HORINUKI, Koji. 2013. “Strategic Potential and Vulnerability of Qatar’s Foreign Policy: A Case Study on the ‘Arab Spring’”, The Future of the Middle Eastern Regional Order: The Arab Spring and Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Institute of Developing Economies, pp. 83-98. (in Japanese)
4. HORINUKI, Koji. 2012. “The Gulf Spring?: Political Change, Regime, and National in the GCC States”, in A Study on Political Change in the Middle East: Current Situation and Challenges of the “Arab Spring” JIIA, pp.25-35.
5. HORINUKI, Koji. 2011. “Administrative Reform and the Globalisation Strategy in Dubai: A Study of Double-Edged Development from 1990 to 2009”, Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 26(2): 1-32.
6. HORINUKI, Koji, 2011. “Controversies over Labour Naturalisation Policy and its Dilemmas: 40 Years of Emiratisation in the United Arab Emirates”, Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies. Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University, 4(1&2): 41-61.

Activity on Committee etc.
  • Japan Association for Middle East Studies
  • Japan Association for Comparative Politics
  • The Japan Association of International Relations