J. Michael Cole
J. Michael Cole holds a Master’s Degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a Taipei-based senior fellow with the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute (CPI), an associate researcher at the French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Taipei, and chief editor of the Taiwan Sentinel. He is a former intelligence officer at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and a former deputy news editor at the Taipei Times. He is a regular columnist for The Diplomat and The National Interest. His areas of focus are the Taiwan Strait, the People’s Liberation Army, civil society and democratic institutions in Taiwan and the geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
Tsai passes first-year test, but challenges loom
Relations with China are chilly but have not descended into conflict, US relations are stable, and there has been some promising global outreach for Taiwan.
Why strengthening the Taiwan-Japan alliance makes perfect sense
The spectre of American retrenchment creates incentives for potentially exposed weaker states to increase their collaboration on regional security.
Taiwan, not the US, will likely pay the price for the Trump-Tsai call
China is likelier to retaliate is against Taiwan itself.