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.
More plastic waste is choking the world’s oceans yet despite global declarations and commitments, nothing much is done.
Abe’s recent visit to Darwin indicates that Canberra and Tokyo acknowledge the common security challenges they face.
There is good reason to believe Kim Jong-un is a risk taker and willing to use his power.