Motohiro TSUCHIYA is a professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University in Japan and Deputy Director at Keio Global Research Institute (KGRI). Prior to joining the Keio faculty, he was associate professor at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He was a member of the Council on Security and Defense Capabilities at Prime Minister’s Office and was engaged in drafting the 2018 National Defense Program Guidelines of the Japanese government. He is interested in the impact of the information revolution on international relations; global governance and information technologies; and cyber security. He authored Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2012, in Japanese), Cyber Security and International Relations (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015, in Japanese), and co-authored more than 30 books including Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012, in English) and Information Governance in Japan: Towards a New Comparative Paradigm (SVNJ eBook series, Kindle Edition, 2016). He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University.
The purpose of this research is to consider the role of the Internet Community in global encryption policy. Why did the U.S. Government eliminate export regulation of encryption software? It might not be American industries' request, but the Internet Community's strong pressure that forced the U.S. government to do so. The Internet Community claims that the Internet should be free from any government regulation, and the Community is increasingly powerful in global policy arenas related to the Internet. I would like to analyze policy processes of encryption (de)regulation by a "Three-Level Games" approach. The three levels are bilateral negotiation, domestic coordination, and multilateral negotiation. Three-Level Games will be made clear by three strategies: primary document analyses, key player observations, and personal interviews. This research and analysis will bring new findings to international relations theories, including recently popular "Global Governance" theory.