Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Senior Visiting Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Jonathan Berkshire Miller is an international affairs professional with expertise on security, defence and intelligence issues in Northeast Asia. He has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector. Currently, he is a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) based in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, he is the Director and co-founder of the Ottawa-based Council on International Policy. Jonathan is also a Senior Fellow on East Asia for the Asian Forum Japan, based in Tokyo, and a responsible leader with the BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation.

Previously, he was an international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, based in Tokyo. Jonathan also held a senior fellowship (2014-2017) with the EastWest Institute and a fellowship on Japan with the Pacific Forum CSIS from 2013-16. At the Pacific Forum CSIS, he chaired a ten-member group focused on Japan-Korea relations, in the context of the U.S. “rebalance” to Asia. Jonathan has also held a number of other visiting fellowships on Asian security matters, including at JIIA and the National Institute of Defense Studies (Ministry of Defense, Japan).

In addition, Jonathan previously spent nearly a decade working on economic and security issues related to Asia with the Canadian Government and worked both with the foreign ministry and the security community. He regularly attends track 1.5 and track 2 dialogues in the region and lectures to universities, think-tanks, corporations and others across the Asia Pacific region on security and defence issues. He also regularly provides advice and presents to multilateral organizations and foreign governments on regional geopolitics.

Jonathan is a regular contributor to several journals, magazines and newspapers on Asia Pacific security issues including The Economist Intelligence Unit, Foreign Affairs, Forbes and Newsweek Japan. He has also published widely in other outlets including Foreign Policy, the World Affairs Journal, the Nikkei Asian Review, the Japan Times, the Mainichi Shimbun, the ASAN Forum, Jane’s Intelligence Review and Global Asia. Jonathan has been interviewed and quoted on regional security issues across a wide range of media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Le Monde, Nikkei, the Japan Times, Asahi Shimbun, the Voice of America, the Globe and Mail and ABC news.