Keiichi Kubo is a professor of Comparative Politics at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007 and joined the faculty at Waseda University in 2008. His research interests include various topics in Comparative Politics such as democratization, elections and party system, ethnic politics, civil war, transitional justice and reconciliation, with special emphasis on the ex-Yugoslav countries. He has published two monographs on ex-Yugoslavia, titled The State Torn Apart: Democratization and Ethnic Problems in the Former Yugoslavia (Tokyo: Yushindo-Kobunsya, 2003) and Contested Justice: Party Politics and Transitional Justice in the Former Yugoslavia (Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2019) as well as various journal articles, book chapters and co-edited books. He has served as a board member of the Japan Political Science Association (2018 - current), the Japan Association for Comparative Politics (2010-14, 2016-20), and the Japan Association for Russian and East European Studies (2018-21).