Mohd Ikbal Mohd Huda

Mohd Ikbal Mohd Huda is Coordinator in Strategy and Diplomacy and Senior Lecturer at the Strategic Studies and International Relations Program at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree (2008), PhD degree (2015) in Japan Studies Program from UM and Japanese Language Degree in Asia University, Tokyo, Japan. He was a recipient of the Japan Foundation Fellowship (2016). His research concentrates on international political economy, Japan’s political economy (ODA), international development, governance and international cooperation with focus on East Asia. His current research includes Partnership for Quality Infrastructure, Quality Infrastructure: Japan’s Robust Challenge to China’s Belt and Road, Japan’s Engagement in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, ASEAN Connectivity and Japan-China Infrastructure Export Competition (PQI&BRI). He is also on the Committee MAJAS, Committee for Department of East Asian Studies (JATUM) and Visiting Scholar at Yokohama National University from June 2016-April 2017.