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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. 

Articles by J. Cole (10)

  • Taiwan-China relations (part 1): Continuity or renewed tensions?

    With the high likelihood that Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will regain the presidency in the January 2016 elections, many analysts have predicted a return of tensions in the Taiwan Strait after eight years of relative stability under the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) administration of President Ma Ying-jeou. DDP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen and Professor Lo Chih-Cheng walk with supporters down Renai Road, 2014 (Flickr/tomscy2000) Whether a DPP victory in those elections would indeed