David Envall

Fellow, Dept. Director of Studies


BA (Hons) (Melb), MA (Hitotsu), PhD (Melb), SFHEA

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David Envall

David is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. In addition to having worked as a copy editor and corporate editor/writer, he has formerly held appointments teaching Japanese foreign relations at Tokyo International University and politics at La Trobe University. His research interests include Japanese political leadership, Japan’s post-war security politics, and security in the Asia Pacific.

Watch and listen to David’s discussion about his recent work on Japan’s foreign policy.


David teaches the undergraduate courses International Relations in the Asia-Pacific INTR2010 (Semester 1, 2021), and Japanese Foreign and Security Policy INTR2018 (Semester 1, 2021).

Shinzo Abe

Has Shinzo Abe left a lasting legacy?

Once again prime minister Shinzo Abe — the ultimate princeling of Japanese politics — has resigned because of declining poll numbers and ill health.

Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull January 2018 (Photo: Shinzo Abe/Twitter)

Australia-Japan defence deal: Noteworthy, not newsworthy

Pity the news subeditor in summertime Australia. It’s January, the days are languid, and even the Trump administration can’t fill the entire World News section.

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships are becoming central to the management of international security in the Asia-Pacific region.

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

Barely had the visiting Japanese submarine, JS Hakuryu, departed Sydney Harbour on 26 April than Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced to the media that Australia’s future submarines

Friends and neighbours

A new publication discusses strengthening the Australia-Japan-US security relationship.

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