Dr Michael Heazle is Professor of International Relations (adjunct) with the Griffith Asia Institute and with the Department of British and American Studies at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
From 1992 to 2000, Dr Heazle was a regular contributor to the Far Eastern Economic Review, and wrote for a number of other domestic and international media publications including The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Australian, and The Japan Times. Since receiving his PhD (Griffith) in 2003, Dr Heazle has researched and published in the areas of energy, human, and environmental security; policy making and the treatment of specialist advice; China-Japan relations, and Australia-Japan Relations.
What a waste: the G20 and the plastic problem
More plastic waste is choking the world’s oceans yet despite global declarations and commitments, nothing much is done.
Steady but slow in Australia-Japan security cooperation
Abe’s recent visit to Darwin indicates that Canberra and Tokyo acknowledge the common security challenges they face.
Don’t assume North Korea is happy with the status quo
There is good reason to believe Kim Jong-un is a risk taker and willing to use his power.
Populism, globalisation and the failure of elites
The challenge is not to patch the old model of globalisation with bits of string and gum. It is to construct a new model.
The unacceptable dangers of accepting a nuclear North Korea
There needs to be better recognition of the risks involved in not disarming North Korea.
Defending the liberal order takes more than rhetoric
Julie Bishop’s call for a US strengthening of the liberal order indicates a worrying staleness about policy thinking in Canberra.
Why Australia and Japan need a Plan B
Major change is underway in the region and has been for some time.
Don't give up on the US in Asia just yet
Under Trump we're likely to see a recalibrated US offshore balancing in Asia that won't mean either careless provocation of China or a total US drawdown.