We are very delighted that Asst. Prof. Richard Javad Heydarian is PhISO’s Member of Board of Advisors. For the current list of advisors, please click here.
Richard Javad Heydarian is an academic, foreign affairs/economic analyst, and policy advisor, focusing on the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions. As a specialist on Asian geopolitical/economic affairs, he has served as a resource speaker for varying national and international forums, and interviewed by or quoted in Aljazeera, BBC, Bloomberg, The New York Times, South China Morning Post, NPR, People’s Daily, Global Times, CCTV, Russia Today, Voice of Russia, Tehran Times, The National, Council on Foreign Relations, Business Mirror, Le Monde, Foreign policy, UPI, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, Philippine Star, among others. He has advised foreign investors and varying diplomatic posts on geopolitical and economic developments vis-à-vis the Philippines and East Asia. He is also a regular contributor to Australia’s Lowy Institute for International Policy on East Asian affairs as well as the Indian Council on Global Relations (Gateway House). He has authored more than 400 analytic articles/policy papers/opinion columns on international affairs, writing for leading publications such as Aljazeera English, Asia Times, Foreign Affairs, Huffington Post, Straits Times, The National Interest, The Nation, World Politics Review, East Asia Forum, The Diplomat, Yahoo News, Hong Kong Economic Journal, among others. He is the author of How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings (Zed, London).